Basil Hall Chamberlain

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  • Born: 1850
  • Died: 1935

Basil Hall Chamberlain was a British scholar who lived in Japan for over thirty years, beginning in 1873.

He produced a number of works about Japan, which remain some of the most oft-cited late 19th century English sources on Japan today, including his A Handbook for Travelers in Japan (1893).

Chamberlain was a grandson of Basil Hall, who published notable accounts of an 1816 visit to Okinawa and Korea.[1]


  • Andrew Gordon, A Modern History of Japan, Oxford University Press (2013), 61.
  1. Kikuchi Yuko, Japanese Modernisation and Mingei Theory, Routledge (2004), 142.