WorldCat Identities

Chamberlain, Basil Hall 1850-1935

Overview
Works: 374 works in 1,365 publications in 4 languages and 8,329 library holdings
Genres: Fairy tales  Guidebooks  History  Dictionaries  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal correspondence  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Conversation and phrase books 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Adapter, Compiler
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about Basil Hall Chamberlain
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Basil Hall Chamberlain
Things Japanese : being notes on various subjects connected with Japan for the use of travellers and others by Basil Hall Chamberlain( Book )

77 editions published between 1891 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation
Japanese things; being notes on various subjects connected with Japan, for the use of travelers and others by Basil Hall Chamberlain( Book )

33 editions published between 1971 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese fairy tales by Lafcadio Hearn( )

16 editions published between 1889 and 2009 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 20 fairy tales from Japan including "Chin-Chin Kobakama," "The Serpent with Eight Heads," and "The Tea-Kettle."
A handbook of colloquial Japanese by Basil Hall Chamberlain( Book )

54 editions published between 1888 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travelling in order to recover from a nervous breakdown, Basil Hall Chamberlain (1850-1935) arrived in Yokohama, Japan, in May 1873. He was immediately fascinated by traditional Japanese culture. At the same time, the national drive for modernisation in the wake of the Meiji Restoration had created a demand for teachers of English. Chamberlain was taken on as a tutor in the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy, at the same time studying the Japanese language to such good effect that in 1886 he was made professor of Japanese and philology at the Imperial University (later Tokyo University). This 1888 Japanese primer is split into theoretical and practical parts: a Japanese grammar and a vocabulary of useful words and phrases. Chamberlain gives both literal and free translations of phrases and short texts for the learner. His encyclopaedia of Japan, Things Japanese (1890) is also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection
The Kojiki : records of ancient matters by Yasumaro Ō( Book )

30 editions published between 1882 and 2012 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook for travellers in Japan, including the whole empire from Yezo to Formosa by John Murray (Firm)( Book )

39 editions published between 1891 and 2015 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classical poetry of the Japanese by Basil Hall Chamberlain( )

27 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facsimile of edition published: London : Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., 1880
Things Japanese; being notes on various subjects connected with Japan by Basil Hall Chamberlain( )

47 editions published between 1850 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basil Hall Chamberlain (1850?1935) first encountered Japan on a journey intended to promote the recovery of his health: he had suffered a nervous breakdown while working for Barings Bank. In May 1873, he arrived in Yokohama, and was immediately fascinated by traditional Japanese culture. The drive for modernisation had created a need for teachers of English, and Chamberlain was taken on as a tutor in the naval academy, at the same time studying the Japanese language to such good effect that in 1886 he was made professor of Japanese and philology of the Imperial University (later Tokyo University). This book, first published in 1890, and going into six editions over the next fifty years, is in the form of an encyclopaedia, with topics from 'abacus' to 'zoology'. It gives an affectionate account of aspects of Japanese culture which Chamberlain realised were disappearing under the relentless impact of Western influence
A simplified grammar of the Japanese language (Modern written style) by Basil Hall Chamberlain( Book )

31 editions published between 1886 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook for travellers in Japan by John Murray (Firm)( Book )

54 editions published between 1891 and 1988 in English and Japanese and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook for travellers in Japan : (including Formosa) by Basil Hall Chamberlain( Book )

23 editions published between 1913 and 2000 in English and French and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook for travellers in Japan including the whole empire from Saghalien to Formosa by John Murray (Firm)( Book )

13 editions published between 1907 and 1913 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The silly jelly-fish by Basil Hall Chamberlain( Book )

36 editions published between 1886 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fable explaining why jellyfish have no bones
A practical introduction to the study of Japanese writing (Moji no shirube) by Basil Hall Chamberlain( Book )

18 editions published between 1899 and 2001 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese poetry by Basil Hall Chamberlain( Book )

19 editions published between 1910 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translation of "Ko-ji-ki"; or, "Records of ancient matters," by Yasumaro Ō( Book )

9 editions published between 1932 and 2000 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aino Folk-Tales by Basil Hall Chamberlain( )

25 editions published between 1887 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aino (Ainu?) are the culture on the northernmost Japanese island, and this is a collection of their folk tales. These were first written down in 1888 shortly after the first (or one of the first) missions to study them as a culture. The stories were transcribed exactly as they were heard or remembered
The way of contentment ; and, Women and wisdom of Japan (Greater learning for women) by Ekiken Kaibara( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The invention of a new religion by Basil Hall Chamberlain( Book )

23 editions published between 1912 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The serpent with eight heads by Basil Hall Chamberlain( Book )

31 editions published between 1885 and 2017 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a full color scan of a Japanese fairy tale originally published in 1886
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.58 (from 0.33 for Japanese f ... to 0.94 for Portraits ...)

Things Japanese : being notes on various subjects connected with Japan for the use of travellers and others Things Japanese; being notes on various subjects connected with Japan
Covers
A handbook of colloquial JapaneseThe Kojiki : records of ancient mattersThe classical poetry of the JapaneseThings Japanese; being notes on various subjects connected with JapanA simplified grammar of the Japanese language (Modern written style)A handbook for travellers in Japan : (including Formosa)A practical introduction to the study of Japanese writing (Moji no shirube)Japanese poetry
Alternative Names
Basil Hall Chamberlain britischer Japanologe

Basil Hall Chamberlain Brits vertaler (1850-1935)

Basil Hall Chamberlain linguista britannico

Čamberlén, B. Ch. 1850-1935

Chamberlain, B. H.

Chamberlain, B. H. 1850-1935

Chamberlain, B. H. (Basil Hall), 1850-1935

Chamberlain, Basil H.

Chamberlain, Basil H. 1850-1935

Chamberlain Basil Hall

Chamberlėĭn, B. Kh.

Chenbaren, B. H.

Chenbaren, B. H. 1850-1935

Chenbaren, Bajiru Hōru

Chenbaren Bajiru Hōru 1850-1935

Hall, Basil 1850-1935

Hall Chamberlain, Basil 1850-1935

Чамберлэйн, Б. Х.

Чемберлен, Б. Х.

بازل هول تشامبرلين، 1850-1935

باسيل هول تشامبرلين

チェンバレン, B. H

チェンバレン, バジル・ホール‏

チャムバレイン

チャムブレン, バジル ホール

チャンバーレーン

チャンブレン

バジル・ホール・チェンバレン

バジル・ホール・チェンバレン 1850-1935

巴澤爾·賀爾·張伯倫

巴西爾·霍爾·張伯倫

Languages
English (614)

Japanese (33)

French (3)

Russian (1)