search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Mariko TAMANOI

RF (2000)

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341 Haines Hall
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Los Angeles
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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: Just briefly speaking, in 2009, I published my second book, Memory Maps: The State and Manchuria in Postwar Japan from the University of Hawaii Press. This is based on in part the Japan Foundation Fellowship I received in 2001. Another book Crossed Histories: Manchuria in the Age of Empire has been translated to Japanese and published by Fujiwara Shoten in Tokyo. I am now working on a new research proposal, which is not yet complete. I plan to work on anti-nuclear movement, or peace movement more broadly, linking three different sites of Hiroshima, Los Angeles, and Rokkasho Village in Aomori. You could also see my abbreviated resume on the site of the Department of Anthropology UCLA under faculty.

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

Answer: C. I am a native Japanese speaker.

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: My fellowship term was not long- for six months, but enabled me not only to research and publish a book but also to connect me to a large number of scholars (including graduate students) in Japan who work on similar issues. For scholars myself, who is native to Japan but working in the United States, I find Japan Foundation playing a key role in connecting us to Japan.

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 still have to see the list of themes that all the past fellows have worked on, but out of my guess, you could create several different forms around: 1) Japan in the age of empire (or Japan in Asia); 2) contemporary Japan; 3) Japanese literature; 4) the future of Japanese studies (for cross-theme gathering). I truly appreciate your efforts to create such forums in whatever forms you envision.