Japanese Studies in Britain: A Survey and History
Hugh Cortazzi studied Japanese at SOAS during the Second World War and later joined the Diplomatic Service. He served as British Ambassador to Japan from 1980 to 1984 and was subsequently a long-serving Chairman of the Japan Society amongst other roles. He has published many works on Japan, including Isles of Gold: Antique Maps of Japan (1983), Victorians in Japan: In and Around the Treaty Ports (1987), The Japanese Achievement (1990) and his memoir Japan and Back and Places Elsewhere (1998). More recently, he has edited volumes IV to X of Britain & Japan: Biographical Portraits (2002-2016), and The Growing Power of Japan, 1967-1972: Analysis and Assessments from John Pilcher and the British Embassy, Tokyo (2015).Peter Kornicki is Emeritus Professor of Japanese at the University of Cambridge. He taught at the University of Tasmania and Kyoto University from 1978 to 1984. He is a fellow of the British Academy, where he is chair of the East and Southeast Asia Panel. His publications include The Book in Japan: A Cultural History from the Beginnings to the Nineteenth Century (1998) and The Female as Subject: Women and the Book in Japan (co-edited, 2010) as well as a catalogue of collections of Japanese books in libraries in Britain and elsewhere in Europe.
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