Beasley, William Gerald

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BEASLEY, William Gerald

BEASLEY, William Gerald. British, b. 1919. Genres: History, International relations/Current affairs. Career: Professor Emeritus of the History of the Far East, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, since 1984 (Professor, 1954-83). Publications: Great Britain and the Opening of Japan 1833-1858, 1951; The Modern History of Japan, 1963, 3rd ed., 1981; The Meiji Restoration, 1972; Japanese Imperialism 1894-1945, 1987; The Rise of Modern Japan, 1990; Japan Encounters the Barbarian: Japanese Travellers in America and Europe, 1995; The Japanese Experience: A Short History of Japan, 1999. EDITOR: (and trans.) Select Documents on Japanese Foreign Policy 1853-1868, 1955; (with E.G. Pulleyblank) Historians of China and Japan, 1961; Modern Japan: Aspects of History, Literature and Society, 1975. Address: 172 Hampton Rd, Twickenham TW2 5NJ, England.