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DF (1991)

Fellow Information:
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Vassar College
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Vassar College, Box 301, 124 Raymond Ave.
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United States
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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: Literature

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

Answer: Peipei Qiu joined the faculty of Vassar College in 1994 after she received her Ph.D. at Columbia University and has been teaching Japanese language and literature at the college. Based on her research sponsored by the Japan Foundation she published a book, _Basho and the Dao: The Zhuangzi and the Transformation of Haikai_ (University of Hawaii Press, 2005). Currently she is working on a study and translation of _Zhuangzi Juanzhai kouyi_ (Lin Xiyi's vernacular explanations of the Zhuangzi), a book project sponsored by a National Endowment for Humanities Fellowship from the United States Government.

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

Answer: A. I learned it at a university. (Columbian University)

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: Literature
University: Columbia University

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

Answer: Japan Foundation fellowship gave me the opportunity to study and live in Japan for an extended period of time, which was not only crucial to my dissertation research but also important for my development as a teacher and researcher of Japanese language and literature. I am deeply grateful to the Japan Foundation for your generous support.

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: A online forum would be a great way for connecting with the Japan Foundation and its fellows. It would also be helpful to have a fellows newsletter distributed periodically through email.