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Aston, W. G. (William George) 1841-1911

Overview
Works: 108 works in 505 publications in 6 languages and 4,317 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Conversation and phrase books  Comic books, strips, etc  Caricatures and cartoons  Prayers and devotions 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: DS851.A2, 915.2031
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Most widely held works by W. G Aston
A history of Japanese literature by W. G Aston( Book )

117 editions published between 1898 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This complete reprint makes the rare original edition available to scholars, librarians, and laymen. It is a fascinating guide to Japanese literature. The periods reviewed by Professor Aston range from the ancient days, when Japan's history was just dawning, to the Meiji Restoration of 1868, when all aspects of Japanese life were being transformed. No aspect of Japanese culture escapedmodification or change after Meiji, but Aston is concerned mainly with the profound literary heritage of Japan before Westernization
Nihongi; chronicles of Japan from the earliest times to A.D. 697 by W. G Aston( Book )

90 editions published between 1896 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nihongi is the standard native history of Ancient Japan. This volume, now of classic status makes accessible to European scholars the extensive store of material for the study of mythology, folk-lore, early civilization and manners and customs which it contains
Shinto, (the way of the gods) by W. G Aston( Book )

78 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diplomat and Japanese and Korean scholar William George Aston (1841-1911) wrote several highly regarded publications, particularly on the Japanese language. Condensed from his more comprehensive 1905 study of the subject, this 1907 work is a brief introduction to Shinto, the indigenous religion of Japan. Based on the worship of nature and ancestor spirits, Shinto has evolved throughout its history, particularly under Buddhist and Confucian influence. In the late nineteenth century it played a notable role in the revival of Japanese nationalism, and continued to be central to public life until 1945. This work focuses on describing Shinto's general character, and its myths and practices, drawing on early written sources based on the oral tradition. Aston's work has been criticised for its dependence on philological study of the early texts, but his expertise is undeniable. His groundbreaking History of Japanese Literature (1899) is also reissued in this series
A grammar of the Japanese spoken language by W. G Aston( Book )

69 editions published between 1812 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kojiki : an account of ancient matters by Yasumaro Ō( Book )

13 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Kojiki, previously translated as "A Record of Ancient Matters," is considered to be the first literary work in the history of Japan. It is a compilation of myths, history, songs, legends, genealogies, and other disparate works from which written history and literature were later created. The Kojiki tells of the origins of the four home islands of Japan central to the inspiration behind Shinto practices. The work moves in loosely historical progression starting with the creation of Japan in the age of the gods and the descent to earth of the ancestor of the imperial family through the reign of the legendary first sovereign, Emperor Jinmu, and successive rulers up to the reign of the 33rd sovereign, Empress Suiko (who reigned from 592-618). The creation myth describes the origin of Japan through a musuhi or spontaneous power through which the gods came into existence. After seven generations of gods are created by this force the last generation, male and female gods, called Ianagi and Izanami, create the islands of Japan. The two then give birth to the gods of various natural phenomena, including gods of the sea and rivers, of the mountains and plains, of the wind and, finally, of fire, who causes the death of the goddess Izanami. The male deity Izanagi then gives birth himself to the central figure in the Kojiki mythology, the Sun Goddess Amaterasu. Her descendant, the god Ninigi, comes down from heaven to earth and becomes the ancestor of the Yamato emperors"--
Collected works of William George Aston by W. G Aston( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeronautics made easy by W. G Aston( Book )

3 editions published in 1919 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Generel beskrivelse af flyvning, aerodynamik, flykonstruktioner m.m
Model flying machines, their design and construction by W. G Aston( Book )

4 editions published between 1910 and 1912 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En elementær instruktionsbog om bygning af flyvende modelfly
Collected papers by W. G Aston( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Undetermined and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "hi no maru", or national flag of Japan by W. G Aston( )

1 edition published in 1894 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Note in reply to Mr. E.H. Parker by W. G Aston( )

1 edition published in 1891 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corean popular literature by W. G Aston( )

1 edition published in 1890 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chhoi-chhung. A Corean märchen( )

1 edition published in 1900 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Japanese history by W. G Aston( )

1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Nihongi; chronicles of Japan from the earliest times to A.D. 697
Alternative Names
Aston, V. G.

Aston, W. G.

Aston, W. G. 1841-1911

Aston, William George

Aston, William George 1841-1911

William George Aston britischer Japanologe und Konsularbeamter in Japan und Korea

William George Aston Brits taalkundige (1840-1911)

William George Aston diplomatico britannico

Астон, Вильям Георг 1841-1911

Уильям Джордж Астон британский дипломат и востоковед

아스턴, W. G. 1841-1911

윌리엄 조지 애스턴

アストン, W. G.

アストン, ダブルュー・ジー

ウィリアム・ジョージ・アストン

威廉·喬治·阿斯頓

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Nihongi; chronicles of Japan from the earliest times to A.D. 697Shinto, (the way of the gods)A grammar of the Japanese spoken languageThe Kojiki : an account of ancient mattersCollected works of William George AstonCollected papers