Ian Hill Nish CBE (born 3 June 1926) is a British academic, a specialist in Japanese studies, and Emeritus Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is an expert on the Anglo-Japanese Alliance and Japanese foreign policy.
Early life[change | change source]
Nish was born in Edinburgh in 1926.
World War II gave opportunity to many young non-Japanese to become specialists in Japanese studies; and Ian Nish was one of them..
He studied at the School of Japanese Studies in Simla and Karachi in British India.
Career[change | change source]
Selected works[change | change source]
- Britain & Japan: Biographical Portraits (1994), with James Hoare
- The History of Anglo-Japanese Relations: The Political-diplomatic Dimension (2000)
- The Russo-Japanese War, 1904-5] (2003)
Honours[change | change source]
Nish argues that "a foreign scholar of Japan is often only a middleman attempting to distill the ideas of Japanese scholars".
- Japan Academy (Honorary member), 2007.
- Commander of the British Empire.
- Order of the Rising Sun, 1991.
- Japan Foundation: Japan Foundation Award, 1991.
References[change | change source]
- LSE: Ian Nish[permanent dead link]
- Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation: Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits, book launch. Archived 2007-10-09 at the Wayback Machine
- Kenrick, Vivienne. "Personality Profile: Ian Nish,"[permanent dead link] Japan Times. September 18, 2004 -- May '08.
- WorldCat Identities: Nish, Ian Hill
- Nish, Ian Hill (2001). Collected Writings of Ian Nish. Psychology Press. ISBN 978-1-873410-60-8.
- Japan Academy, Honorary member Archived 2008-09-19 at the Wayback Machine
- Japan Foundation Award, 1991