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Arthur David Waley (1889–1966) by Rex Whistler, c. 1928–38 © Estate of Rex Whistler. All rights reserved, DACS 2010; collection National Portrait Gallery, London


Waley [formerly Schloss], Arthur David (1889–1966), translator of Chinese and Japanese literature, was born at Tunbridge Wells on 19 August 1889, the second of the three sons of David Frederick Schloss (1850–1912), economist and Fabian socialist, and his wife, Rachel Sophia, daughter of ...