search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - RICHARD LESLIE WILSON

DF (1983), PF (1988)

Fellow Information:
First Name
RICHARD LESLIE
Middle Name
 
Last Name
WILSON
Sex
Male
Organization
International Christian University
Title
Professor and Chair, Art and Music
Contact Address:
Address Type
Office
Address 1
3-10-2 Osawa
Address 2 (optional)
 
City
Mitaka
State
Tokyo
Zip Code
181-8585
Country
Telephone
81-422-33-3091
Email
richard@icu.ac.jp
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3892&sid=0a52cda8eba36e25faa4db4740092fe4
Questions:
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: Art History

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

Answer: At ICU I chair the Art and Music Department, the Curatorial Studies Program, and Serve as Faculty Development Director. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Japanese art and archaeology. My current research focuses on Jomon pottery (we excavae campus sites), Edo-period painting, design, and print culture, especially related to the Rimpa school and Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743).

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

Answer: A. I learned it at a 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: 1985
Field: Art History
University: The University of Kansas

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

Answer: It provided the resources that enabled me to do the necessary fieldwork for the PhD. Representatives of the program helped me in countless ways during my stay. Especially my JF contact officer, Mr. Takao Hirota, made every effort to ensure that my stay was rewarding. After the fellowship year, especially during the early years teaching in the U.S., the JF newsletter was like a lifeline to current research and related activities in the field.

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 think it would be worthwhile to exchange opinions about the changing frameworks of "Japan Studies".