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This second collection under the 'Biographical Portraits' title, incorporates a further 20 studies of key personalities, including Edmund Morel, pioneer railway builder in Meiji Japan, Alexander Shand, an important figure in the development of Japanese banking, Lafcadio Hearn, the great interpreter of Japanese culture, Rev. Dr. John Batchelor whose work with the Ainu people of northern Japan is legendary and, more recently, Shigeru Yoshida, Japan's first post-war prime minister and Christmas Humphreys, founder of the Buddhist Society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781873410622
ISBN-10: 187341062X
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Japan Library
Publisher: Curzon Press Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Feb-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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