Edmund Papinot

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Jacques Edmund-Joseph Papinot (1860-1942) was a French Roman Catholic priest, academic, historian, editor, Japanologist.[1]

Papinot is best known for creating an Historical and Geographical Dictionary of Japan which was first published in French in 1899. The work was published in English in 1906.

Career[change | edit source]

Papinot first arrived in Japan in 1886. He taught at the Tokyo Theological Seminary for 15 years while working on his Dictionnaire japonais-français des noms principaux de l'histoire et de la géographie de Japon.[2]

In 1911, he left Japan for China. He returned to France in 1920.[2]

Selected works[change | edit source]

In an overview of writings by and about Papinot, OCLC/WorldCat lists roughly 30+ works in 100+ publications in 7 languages and 1,200+ library holdings.[3]

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  • Dictionnaire japonais-français des noms principaux de l'histoire et de la géographie de Japon, 1899
  • Historical and geographical dictionary of Japan, 1906
  • Nihon seiei (Japanese hymns), 1922 (with J. Lemaréchal)

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