Asiatic Society of Japan
The Asiatic Society of Japan (日本アジア協会 Nihon Ajia Kyōkai, lit. "Japan Asia Society") is a society of Japanese studies (Japanology). Founded in 1872, the ASJ is Japan's oldest learned society. The Honorary Patron is Hisako, Princess Takamado. The president of the society as of 2017 is Dr. Charles De Wolf.
The Asiatic Society of Japan (ASJ) was founded in 1872, five years after the Meiji restoration, at Yokohama by British and American residents - in particular missionaries, diplomats, businessmen etc. Ernest Mason Satow and John Harington Gubbins were among the founder members.
- Asiatic Society of Japan (1880). Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Volume 8. VOL. VIII. B. MEIKLEJOHN AND CO., PRINTERS, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN: The Society. Retrieved 1 March 2012.(Harvard University)(Digitized Sep 4, 2007)(YOKOHAMA : LANE, CRAWFORD & CO.; KELLY & CO. SHANGHAI : KELLY & WALSH. LONDON: TRÜBNER & CO. PARIS : ERNEST LEROUX)
- Asiatic Society of Japan (1880). Transactions, Volume 8. VOL. VIII. B. MEIKLEJOHN AND CO. PRINTERS, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN. p. 482. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
- 1872-1873 Robert Grant Watson
- 1873-1874 Dr James Curtis Hepburn (1815-1911)
- 1874-1876 Samuel Robbins Brown
- 1876-1878 Harry Smith Parkes
- 1878-1879 David Murray
- 1879-1880 Edward W. Syle
- 1880-1881 Edward Divers, FRS
- 1881-1882 J Gordon Kenney
- 1882-1883 Sir Harry Smith Parkes
- 1883-1885 James Curtis Hepburn
- 1885-1888 Nicholas John Hannen
- 1888-1889 William George Aston
- 1889-1890 Rev James Lansing Amerman
- 1890-1891 Nicholas John Hannen
- 1891-1893 Prof. Basil Hall Chamberlain
- 1893-1895 Rev Daniel Crosby Greene (1843–1913)
- 1895-1900 Sir Ernest Mason Satow (1843-1929)
- 1900-1903 Rev Daniel Crosby Greene (1843–1913)
- 1903-1905 Rev Prof. Arthur Lloyd (1852-1911)
- 1905-1911 Sir Claude Maxwell MacDonald
- 1912-1913 J.C. Hall
- 1913-1918 Sir Conyngham Greene
- 1919-1921 Roland Sletor Morris
- 1921-1926 Sir Charles Eliot
- 1926-1928 Dr Wilhelm Solf
- 1929-1930 George Bailey Sansom
- 1930-1931 Rev Samuel Hayman Wainwright
- 1931- Sir Francis Lindley
- 1987 - 1994 Ronald Suleski
Other notable members
- Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan. 1932.
- "Collecting Research Materials in Shanghai: A Qing Dynasty Astrologer's Predictions for the Future". Royal Asiatic Society, Shanghai. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
- "About Ronald Suleski". Suffolk University, Boston. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
- "History of The Asiatic Society of Japan". Asiatic Society of Japan. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
- "Obituaries: Father Neal Henry Lawrence OSB, 96," Archived 2009-03-07 at the Wayback Machine. St John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota.
- ASJapan.org – official website (in English)
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