search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Sonya Sum-yin LEE

SF (2008)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Sonya Sum-yin
Middle Name
 
Last Name
LEE
Sex
Female
Organization
University of Southern California
Title
Assistant Professor of Art History
Contact Address:
Address Type
Home
Address 1
646 S. Detroit St.
Address 2 (optional)
 
City
LOS ANGELES
State
CA
Zip Code
90036
Country
United States
Telephone
213-821-2582
Email
sonyasle@college.usc.edu
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3969&sid=a02224e091a9d58d90e6a3ca668b934c
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: I am currently writing a book on cave temples in the southwestern province of Sichuan in China. I am also directing an international research project on the material culture of Kucha and the Silk Road, which involves several major universities and museums in the U.S. China, and Europe.

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

Answer: A. I learned it at a university. (Graduate school and research fellowship in Japan)

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: Although my research does not deal directly with Japan, scholarship produced by Japanese scholars is central to my work. The fellowship provided by Japan Foundation allowed me to carry out productive exchange with my colleagues in Japan and utilize the many resources there.

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: It sounds like a good idea.