Ellis Tinios is Honorary Lecturer in the School of History, University of Leeds, visiting researcher at the Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto) and special assistant to the Japanese Section of the Department of Asia, British Museum. His recent publications include: Understanding Japanese Woodblock-Printed Illustrated Books: A Short Introduction to their History, Bibliography and Format with Suzuki Jun (Brill, 2013); Japanese Prints: Ukiyo-e in Edo, 1700–1900 (British Museum Press, 2010; reprinted 2014); “Hokusai and his Blockcutters” in Print Quarterly (Vol. XXXII No. 2, June 2015); and “Japanese Illustrated Erotic Books in the Context of Commercial Publishing, 1660–1868″ in Japan Review (No. 26, Special Issue: Shunga, 2013). He has taught courses at RBS since 2004.