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Basil Hall Chamberlain

Basil Hall Chamberlain was a professor of Japanese at Tokyo Imperial University and one of the foremost British Japanologists active in Japan during the late 19th century. He also wrote some of the earliest translations of haiku into English. He is perhaps best remembered for his informal and popular one-volume encyclopedia Things Japanese, which first appeared in 1890 and which he revised several times thereafter. His interests were diverse, and his works... Read More

Born18 October 1850
Southsea, England
Died15 February 1935 (aged 84)
Geneva, Switzerland
NationalityEnglish
OccupationAuthor, Japanologist
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