The continuing success of this series, highly regarded by scholars and the general reader alike, has prompted The Japan Society to commission this fourth volume, devoted as before to the lives of key people, both British and Japanese, who have made significant contributions to the development of Anglo-Japanese relations. The appearance of this volume brings the number of portraits published to over one hundred.
The portraits cover diplomats (from Mori Arinori to Sir Francis Lindley), businessmen (from William Keswick to Lasenby Liberty), engineers and teachers (from W. E. Ayrton to Henry Spencer Palmer), scholars and writers (from Sir Edwin Arnold to Ivan Morris), as well as journalists, judo masters and the aviator Lord Semphill. In all, there are a total of 34 contributions.
'All those interested in Britain and Japan over the last 150 years will find something here to inform and entertain them.' - Asian Affairs
Part I: Diplomats Part II: Businessmen Part III: Engineers and Teachers in Meiji Japan Part IV: Scholars and Writers Part V: Photographers, Judo masters & Journalists Part VI: An Aviator and Two Themes