The Invention of a New Religion by Basil Hall Chamberlain

Etext editor’s notes: A few diacritical marks have had to be removed, but Chamberlain did not use macrons to represent lengthened vowels. What were footnotes are numbered and moved to the end of the relevant paragraphs. THE INVENTION OF A NEW RELIGION by B. H. CHAMBERLAIN, EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF JAPANESE AND PHILOLOGY AT THE IMPERIAL