Waley, Arthur, 1889-1966, English orientalist, b. London as Arthur David Schloss, educated at Cambridge. He was and still is considered one of the world's great Asian scholars. His most important works include his translations of Chinese poetry and of the Japanese novel, The Tale of Genji (1925-33) by Murasaki Shikibu. Among his other works are The No Plays of Japan (1921), The Poetry and Career of Li Po (1959) and The Secret History of the Mongols and Other Pieces (1964). He never traveled to Asia.

See his bibliography by F. A. Johns (1968).

The Waley-Cohen Baronetcy, of Honeymead in the County of Somerset, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 11 December 1961 for Sir Bernard Waley-Cohen, Lord Mayor of London from 1960 to 1961 and the son of Robert Waley Cohen. Born Bernard Nathaniel Waley Cohen, he assumed by deed poll his last forename as an additional surname in 1950. As of 2007 the title is held by his son, the second Baronet, who succeeded in 1991.

Waley-Cohen Baronets, of Honeymead (1961)


  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
  • Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page
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