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PROFESSOR JOHN W M CHAPMAN has worked extensively on Anglo-German and Anglo-Japanese relations and conflict from pre-First World War to the Second World War and beyond, and especially on Anglo-German conflict and rivalry for control of Middle East oil, as vital in naval warfare after the switch to oil pre-1914. His academic record is impressive: MA in Medieval and Modern History, University of St Andrews; D.Phil, in social science, University of Oxford; Post-Doctoral research, University of Chicago; William Waldorf Astor Foundation Fellow in USA and Japan; Junior Research Fellow, Antony’s College, Oxford; Lecturer in International relations, School of African & Asian Studies, University of Sussex; Founding General Editor, Japan Forum OUP; Professor of International relations, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan; Hon Senior Research Fellow, Scottish Centre of War Studies, University of Glasgow.