search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Mark METZLER

DF (1995)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
University of Texas at Austin
Associate Professor (History and Asian Studies)
Contact Address:
Address Type
Address 1
Dept. of History, B7000, University of Texas at Austin
Address 2 (optional)
1 University Station
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: History

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

Answer: Research and teaching specializing in Japanese history and political economy. Currently (2010-2011) a visiting research professor at the Institute for Research in the Humanities, Kyoto 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

5. Have you earned a doctoral degree?

Answer: YES
Year: 1998
Field: History
University: University of California, Berkeley

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

Answer: Japan Foundation provided a dissertation fellowship that made it possible for me to do PhD research in Japanese economic history at Osaka City University. This was a great introduction to the scholarly world of Japanese economic history and made it possible for me to complete a PhD dissertation and a book based on it.

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 have not seen the Japan Foundation newsletter for some years (after changing universities). I thought the format of that was excellent in that it provided a space for brief research reports that informed me of the work of other Japan Foundation fellows.