Ernest Satow

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The young Ernest Satow

Ernest Mason Satow GCMG PC[note 1] (30 June 1843 - 26 August 1929), was a British scholar, diplomat and Japanologist.[1]

Career[change | change source]

Along with William George Aston and Basil Hall Chamberlain, Satow was one of three major British Japanologists during the 19th century.

Selected works[change | change source]

In an overview of writings by and about Ernest Mason Satow, OCLC/WorldCat lists roughly 200+ works in 300+ publications in 9 languages and 4,000+library holdings.[2]

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  • A Guide to Diplomatic Practice, 1917
  • A Diplomat in Japan, 1921
  • The Family Chronicle of the English Satows, 1925

Honours[change | change source]

Notes[change | change source]

Japanese calligraphy by Satow. The kanji read (from right to left) "敬和" (Kei-Wa), literally "Respect and harmony".
  1. Ernest Mason Satow was known in Japan as "アーネスト・サトウ" (Ānesuto Satō), known in China as (traditional Chinese) "薩道義" or (simplified Chinese) "萨道义"

References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Satow, Ernest Mason," Japan Encyclopedia, p. 829; Nish, Ian. (2004). British Envoys in Japan 1859–1972, pp. 78–88.
  2. WorldCat Identities: Satow, Ernest Mason Sir 1843-1929
  3. London Gazette, Issue 25447, p. 858, 27 February 1885; retrieved 2012-9-19.
  4. Shaw, William A. (1906). The Knights of England, p. 348.
  5. London Gazette, Issue 27936, p. 5213, 31 July 1906; retrieved 2012-9-19.

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