- W.K. Burton, 1856-99: 'Engineer Extraordinaire'
- Henry Dyer at the Imperial College of Engineering Tokyo, and afterwards in Glasgow
- 'Working at their Profession': Japanese Engineers in Britain before 1914
- Kawanabe Kyōsai (1832-89), the Painter, and the British
This essay considers the little-known W.K. Burton's (1856-99) outstanding contribution to the municipal infrastructure of Meiji Japan.
This essay considers the important contribution of Henry Dyer to the success of the nascent engineering profession in Japan and to the modernization of the Japanese education system.
In an effort to raise the status of Japan to that of a major world power, many engineers were sent from Meiji Japan to work and study in Britain. This portrait charts the challenges and opportunities afforded by this endeavour and the resultant exchange between Japan and Britain.
Though he was initially an isolationist, the great artist Kawanabe Kyōsai (1832-89) had many dealings with Europeans such as Josiah Conder, and his work was much appreciated by British connoisseurs of Japanese art. This essay charts his life and tutelage of British artists in the Meiji period.