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RF (2000)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Lynne Kimiko
Middle Name
Last Name
Pomona College
Professor of Japanese and the Intercollegiate Dept of As Am Studies
Contact Address:
Address Type
Address 1
As Langs. & Lits, Pomona College, 550 N Harvard Avenue
Address 2 (optional)
Zip Code
United States
*Survey URL
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: Literature

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

Answer: I largely teach Japanese language and literature courses for the Japanese, Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, and Gender and Women's Studies departments and programs at the Claremont Colleges (a consortium of liberal arts college in Southern Calif). I do research on Heian literature but lately have been concentrating on a book project on the manga versions of _The Tale of Genji_.

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: I believe I had the privilege of receiving two fellowships, one at the beginning of my career through the Inter-Univ Center of Japanese Lang Studies and the second most recently when I was in residence at Hirosaki University pursuing my research on configuring the reader through an examination of Heian diary and other prose literature. Both experiences were extremely fruitful and exceedingly helpful in advancing my career and providing me with the linguistic and research tools and data necessary to do my research as well as to better teach my courses at Pomona College. I am most grateful for the assistance I received through the fellowship.

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: I do not have any suggestions at this time. Perhaps once I know further what the Foundation has in mind, I may be able to provide some. My sincere apologies for the delay in my response.