(This first full length critical biography of one of the m...)
This first full length critical biography of one of the most significant figures in Japanese Studies in the last hundred years is based on an earlier work published in Japanese (Iwanami Shoten, 1990). Ota sees Chamberlain as a giant of his period, both academically and intellectually. His achievements include the first publication of a translation of the Kojiki, his pioneering work as the 'father' of Japanese linguistics, and the acclaimed Things Japanese which served generations as an everyman encyclopaedia.
(Few English biographies about Japanese subjects provide s...)
Few English biographies about Japanese subjects provide such an intimate look into the subject's inner life.
Yuzo Ota studied at the University of Tokyo where he received a Doctor of Philosophy degree.
Yuzo Ota started his career as an assistant at McGill University in 1971. In 1974, he became a professor of history and left this post in 2013, as he became a professor emeritus. He also served as a visiting professor at Waseda University.
Yuzo Ota published his first book Kuraaku no ichinen: Sapporo Nogakko shodai Kyoto no Nihon taiken (The Japanese Experience of William S. Clark, the First President of Sapporo Agricultural College) in 1979. He published ten books devoted to Japanese culture and people. His latest book Woman with Demons: A Life of Kamiya Mieko was published in 2006. Yuzo Ota also was a contributor to Literary Intercrossings: East Asia and the West, edited by Mabel Lee and A. D. Syrokomla-Stefanowska, Wild Peony (Sydney), 1998.
(This first full length critical biography of one of the m...)1998
(Few English biographies about Japanese subjects provide s...)2006