search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - MARK LARRIMORE

DF (1992)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Eugene Lang College the New School for Liberal Arts
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Contact Address:
Address Type
Address 1
65 West 11th St
Address 2 (optional)
New York
Zip Code
United States
212 229 5100 x2234
*Survey URL
1. Are you enaged in Japanese Studies?

Answer: D. No, I am not engaged in Japanese Studies at all.

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

Answer: Teaching religious studies and directing a small religious studies program. Research on modern - mainly Western - religious ideas.

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

Answer: D.Other (I learned it in Japan, between college and graduate school 1987-1989, consolidating it at the Middlebury program in 1990)

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

Answer: NO

5. Have you earned a doctoral degree?

Answer: YES
Year: 1994
Field: Philosophy & Religion
University: Princeton University

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

Answer: Spending 1992-3 at the Ethics Department of Tokyo University introduced me to Japanese moral philosophers with whom I am still in contact. For a period of about a dozen years, I went yearly to Japan, often presenting work in one setting or another. I have also hosted scholars I met there in Princeton, New York, and Germany. It was also during that year that I became acquainted with the thought of Watsuji Tetsuro, on which I subsequently published two article, and organized (with support from the Japan Foundation, NY) a symposium through the Philosophy Department of the New School for Social Research. The immersion in Japanese scholarship and the enduring relationships with Japanese scholars which came from it have changed the way I understand the history of religious ideas, my main field of study.

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.