Basil Hall Chamberlain: Portrait of a Japanologist (Meiji Series, 4) by Yuzo Ota

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Basil Hall Chamberlain: Portrait of a Japanologist (Meiji Series, 4)
Title:
Basil Hall Chamberlain: Portrait of a Japanologist (Meiji Series, 4)
Author:
Yuzo Ota
ISBN:
1873410735
ISBN13:
978-1873410738
Size PDF:
1523 kb
Size epub:
1850 kb
Publisher:
Routledge; 1 edition (May 6, 1998)
Language:
English
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Rating:
4.3
Votes:
543

This first full length critical biography of one of the most significant figures in Japanese Studies in the last hundred years is based on an earlier work published in Japanese (Iwanami Shoten, 1990). Ota sees Chamberlain as a giant of his period, both academically and intellectually. His achievements include the first publication of a translation of the Kojiki, his pioneering work as the 'father' of Japanese linguistics, and the acclaimed Things Japanese which served generations as an everyman encyclopaedia. However, Ota also acknowledges Chamberlain's vision in recognising the distinctive merits and strengths of Japanese society and culture at a time of xenophobic Europeanism, made possible by the fact that Chamberlain was ahead of his times as a multi-lingual and multi-cultural personality.

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