List of Japanologists Born Before 1900

This article contains a list of Japanologists born before 1900. A Japanologists is a person who studies Japanology. Japanology is the study of Japan, its language, culture, and history.

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1651-1716 – Engelbert Kaempfer (German)

1702-1729 – Johann Caspar Scheuchzer (Swiss)

1743-1828 – Carl Peter Thunberg (Swedish)

1745-1812 – Isaac Titsingh (Dutch)

1777-1835 – Hendrik Doeff (Dutch)

1796-1866 – Philipp Franz von Siebold (German)

1804-1858 – Heinrich Bürger (German)

1815-1911 – James Curtis Hepburn (American)

1824-1894 – Ranald MacDonald (American)

1828-1889 – Mermet de Cachon (French)

1835-1918 – Johannes Justus Rein (German)

1838-1915 – Frederick Victor Dickins (British)

1841-1911 – William George Aston (British)

1841-1912 – Francis Brinkley (British)

1843-1928 – William Elliot Griffis (American)

1843-1929 – Ernest Mason Satow (British)

1844-1923 – Isidore Jacques Eggermont (Belgian)

1848-1921 – Henry Pike Bowie (American)

1849-1925 – Joseph Henry Longford (British)

1850-1904 – Lafcadio Hearn (English)

1850-1926 – William Sturgis Bigelow (American)

1850-1934 – Georges Appert (French)

1850-1935 – Basil Hall Chamberlain (British)

1852-1908 – Heinrich Philipp von Siebold (German)

1852-1925 – Francis Taylor Piggott (British)

1853-1908 – Ernest Fenollosa (American)

1858-1918 – Alice Mabel Bacon (American)

1860-1942 – Edmond Papinot (French)

1864-1943 – Ida Trotzig (Swedish)

1866-1934 – Naitō Torajirō (Japanese)

1877-1964 – Ryūsaku Tsunoda (Japanese) – Father of Japanology

1878-1937 – Richard Ponsonby-Fane (British)

1883-1965 – George Bailey Sansom (British)

1886-1980 – Oreste Vaccari (Italian)

1887-1948 – Ruth Benedict (American)

1889-1966 – Arthur Waley (English)

1889-1974 – Harold Gould Henderson (American)

1889-1975 – Serge Elisséeff (French)

1891-1938 – Yevgeny Polivanov (Russian)

1891-1970 – Nikolai Iosifovich Konrad (Russian)

1893-1975 – Andrew Nelson (American)

1896-1975 – Robert Burnett Hall (American)

1898-1964 – Reginald Horace Blyth (British)

1898-1982 – Masao Oka (Japanese)

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References;

(1) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Japanologists_by_nationality

(2) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Japanologists

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