search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Robert BORGEN

DF (1974), PF (1980)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Robert
Middle Name
 
Last Name
BORGEN
Sex
Male
Organization
University of California, Davis (retired)
Title
Professor Emeritus
Contact Address:
Address Type
Home
Address 1
210 Lindo Pl.
Address 2 (optional)
 
City
Davis
State
CA
Zip Code
95616-8560
Country
United States
Telephone
530-756-4477
Email
rborgen@ucdavis.edu
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3871&sid=6ded2820edb437292344971a986e57a8
Questions:
1. Are you enaged in Japanese Studies?

Answer: C. Yes, I am engaged in Japanese Studies personally, but not at an institution or organization.

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: Although I have retired from my university, I am still working research projects relating to Sugawara no Michizane and the Tenjin cult and to Jojin's Diary: The Record of a Pilgrimage to the Tiantai and Wutai Mountains.

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

Answer: D.Other (Antioch College and Waseda Univ. (undergraduate), Univ. of Michigan (graduate) and Inter-University Center. I can't honest choose one among them.)

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

Answer:

5. Have you earned a doctoral degree?

Answer: YES
Year: 1978
Field: History
University: of Michigan

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

Answer: I received two. The first enabled me to do the research necessary to complete my doctoral dissertation and the second to do the additional research necessary to convert the dissertation into a book. Note that the book was published by Harvard and received a prize from the American Historical Association. Grants from the Japan Foundation were a major contribution to my academic career, and I hope my work contributed to better understanding of early Japan in the English-reading world.

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: Nothing special.