Professor Denis Twitchett

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The Independent Online

It was at Soas in Russell Square that Denis Twitchett [obituary by Professor David McMullen, 19 April] studied Japanese, writes Michael Staunton - dodging the VIs rumbling overhead as we all did. From there he went to Bletchley Park, which was the Intelligence Centre, not a training establishment, to serve in the Japanese section, where he made good friends. He returned to Soas after the war, to learn Chinese.

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