search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - ROBERT J. SMITH

PF (1978)

Fellow Information:
First Name
ROBERT J.
Middle Name
 
Last Name
SMITH
Sex
Male
Organization
Retired (Cornell University)
Title
Goldwin Smith Professor of Anthropology & Asian Studies
Contact Address:
Address Type
Home
Address 1
322 Savage Farm Drive
Address 2 (optional)
 
City
Ithaca
State
NY
Zip Code
14850-6503
Country
United States
Telephone
607-273-9159
Email
rjs6@cornell.edu
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3898&sid=3ca99174323728df327001dda4512098
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: Anthropology & Archaeology

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

Answer: I no longer teach, but try to keep up with the field by reading.

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. (ASTRP (Minnesota) ASTP (Yale))

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: It provided me with an invaluable year of research during which I made professional contacts that greatly benefitted me and my students.

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 no suggestions. Please bear in mind that I retired in 1997 and am far less current than I'd like to be.