search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - James Lamar HUFFMAN

RF (1994)

Fellow Information:
First Name
James Lamar
Middle Name
 
Last Name
HUFFMAN
Sex
Male
Organization
Wittenberg University (retired)
Title
H. Orth Hirt Professor of History Emeritus
Contact Address:
Address Type
Home
Address 1
6121 N Hamilton Ave 2S
Address 2 (optional)
 
City
Chicago
State
IL
Zip Code
60659
Country
United States
Telephone
937-206-5185
Email
jhuffman@mail.wittenberg.edu
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3557&sid=5702129671e7ec70451d623545b74cde
Questions:
1. Are you enaged in Japanese Studies?

Answer: C. Yes, I am engaged in Japanese Studies personally, but not at an institution or organization.

Field of Study: History

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

Answer: I am working on a history of the daily lives of Japan's kaso shakai in the second half of the Meiji era. I also am working with the Japan Society-New York on the compilation of an on-line archive of primary sources in modern Japanese history, for use in teaching. And I had three textbook-style works come out this year: Japan in World History (Oxford University), Japan and Imperialism, 1853-1945 (Association for Asian Studies), and the second edition of Modern Japan: A History in Documents (Oxford University).

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

Answer: B. I learned it at a special language training school. (The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies)

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: It enabled me to complete the manuscript for my study of the Meiji press (Creating a Public: People and Press in Meiji Japan, University of Hawaii Press, 1997). It also gave me both contacts and understandings of Japan that were most important in every aspect of my career.

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: