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RF (2004)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Univrersity of California, Santa Barbara
Associate Professor
Contact Address:
Address Type
Address 1
East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies
Address 2 (optional)
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara
Zip Code
CA 93105
United States
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1. Are you enaged in Japanese Studies?

Answer: A. Yes, I am engaged in Japanese Studies at a university or research institution.

Field of Study: Anthropology & Archaeology

2. Please describe what you are currently doing. (If you have your own website or any relevant site, provide its URL.)

Answer: I am currently a Fullbright Senior Research Fellow conducting field research and archival work in Seoul, Korea. I am affiliated with the Kyujangak Institute at Seoul National University. My proposal title is: The Making and Marketing of Heritage Destinations in Korea: The Production of Tourist Images and the Commodification of Ethnicity I am on facebook which I find that students feel more comfortable accessing their professors information.

3. Where did you acquire your most advanced Japanese language training for your research?

Answer: A. I learned it at a university. (Harvard University)

4. Have you ever participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme?

Answer: NO

Optional Inquiry:
1. Please describe briefly how the Japan Foundation Fellowship experience influenced your career.

Answer: The Japan Foudation grant was instrumental in providing me with financial support when I was researching Japanese archives in 2004-5. Due to the Japan Foundation prestige, I was also able to be affiliated with Kyoto University Department of Archaeology, Tokyo University Oriental Institute and the Tokyo National Institute of Cultural Properties where I made good friends and colleagues who have continued to support my research and professional career in and outsideof Japan. I continue to be part of the Japanese studies network of professionals presenting at international conferences and many famous universities departments in Europe, U.S. and of course Japan. I have submitted a book manuscript and waiting to hear from reviewers. The book is entitled, Reinventing Antiquity and Patrimony in Korea and Japan. It is a comparative study covering government policies, history of archaeological heritage management activities, and tourist development in Korea and Japan in the past century

2. The Japan Foundation is planning to create a network or forum among past Japan Foundation fellows. Please let us know if you have any suggestions in terms of themes, format, etc.

Answer: Having a facebook network or other SNS such as yahoo groups sites is really helpful It is the best way as far as I know to contact the young students Once we get a dialogue going, I would like to see more inter-intra regional events in and outside of N.E.A getting together grantees from Asia with those in the U.S. since I have no idea who are the recipients from the Korea side