search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Timothy YANG

DF (2009)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Department of History, Columbia University
Ph.D. Candidate
Contact Address:
Address Type
Address 1
7 Hawser Way
Address 2 (optional)
Zip Code
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: 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 researching and writing my dissertation, which I hope to complete by May 2012.

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

Answer: A. I learned it at a university. (Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH)

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

Answer: NO

5. Have you earned a doctoral degree?

Answer: NO

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

Answer: The Japan Foundation Fellowship has been indispensable for my career. Without the Fellowship, I would not have been able to conduct my dissertation research in Japan, and being a Fellow has opened up many connections within Japan and the field of Japanese Studies. I have met many colleagues and friends through the Fellowship's networking events. I am struck by how friendly and helpful the staff members at the Japan Foundation were to me. During my stay, I was also lucky to befriend Mr. Ogawa Tadashi, who attended the same weekly Ph.D. seminar with me at Waseda University. He is not only a good director, but also a very smart scholar. His comments on my work have been extremely helpful.

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 a Facebook page would be the easiest to set up, and probably the most convenient way for alumni to stay in touch.