|Died||October 30, 1921 (aged 65)|
|Occupation||journalist, educator, historian|
James Murdoch (27 September 1856 – 30 October 1921) was a Scottish-Australian academic, journalist, translator, editor and Japanologist. He is best known for writing a three-volume A History of Japan. It was the first history of Japan published in the English.
Early life[change | change source]
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- A history of constitutional reform in Great Britain and Ireland : with full account of the three great measures of 1832, 1867 and 1884, 1885
- The narrative of a Japanese; what he has seen and the people he has met in the course of the last forty years, 1890 (with Joseph Heco)
- Ayame-san, a Japanese romance of the 23rd year of Meiji (1890), 1892
- From Australia and Japan, 1892
- The Nikkō district, 1893
- Scenes from the Chiushingura and the story of the forty-seven Rōnin, 1893
- A history of Japan, 1903
- Scenes from open air life in Japan, 1910 (with W. K Burton)