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James Main Dixon

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James Main Dixon FRSE (1856, Paisley – 27 September 1933) was a Scottish teacher and author, and an important scholar of the Scots language. Life He was born in Paisley in Scotland the son of Rev J. M. Dixon. He graduated MA from the University of St Andrews in 1879, and was appointed scholar and tutor of philosophy there in the same year. Dixon spent almost 12 years in Japan from 1880 to 1892. He was professor of English and secretary of the Imperial College of Engineering, Tokyo, Japan, from 1879 to 1886, when he was called to the Imperial University of Japan in the same capacity. There he taught Hidesaburo Saito, one of the first Japanese writers of English Grammar, and Natsume Sōseki, a famous novelist and ex-university professor, who disliked his style of teaching English literature. While Natsume Sōseki was in the 2nd year of his undergraduate program at Tokyo University Dixon requested him to translate Hōjōki. Later on based on Sōseki's translation Dixon produced a
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