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

Overview
Works: 124 works in 485 publications in 6 languages and 4,240 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Prayers and devotions  Conversation and phrase books 
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 )

100 editions published between 1898 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,332 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. This work is a chronological survey of Japanese literature from its early songs to the European-influenced works of the nineteenth century. It covers lyrics, poetry, prose and children's stories, and charts the major themes in the history of Japanese learning. At the time of publication in 1899, Japanese literature was little known to European readers, and Aston is careful to assume no prior knowledge of the subject, focusing instead on the most important works and writers, and providing contextual political and religious detail where necessary. His treatment of contemporary literature, and of works not typically discussed for their literary merit, was groundbreaking. The book as a whole remained unsurpassed for eighty years. Aston's introductory survey of traditional Japanese religion, Shinto (1907), is also reissued in this series
Nihongi; chronicles of Japan from the earliest times to A.D. 697 by W. G Aston( Book )

74 editions published between 1896 and 2013 in English and held by 1,149 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 )

42 editions published between 1905 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shinto, the ancient religion of Japan by W. G Aston( Book )

28 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 249 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
Translation of "Ko-ji-ki"; or, "Records of ancient matters," by Basil Hall Chamberlain( Book )

6 editions published between 1932 and 2000 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grammar of the Japanese written language by W. G Aston( Book )

22 editions published between 1877 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grammar of the Japanese spoken language by W. G Aston( Book )

17 editions published between 1873 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kojiki by Yasumaro Ō( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu you ri ben gu dai shen hua, ying xiong chuan shuo, min jian gu shi, di fang ge yao ji di wang jia pu gou cheng de yi bu guang guai lu li de zuo pin
A grammar of the Japanese written language, with a short chrestomalthy by W. G Aston( Book )

12 editions published between 1812 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short grammar of the Japanese spoken language by W. G Aston( Book )

12 editions published between 1869 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected works of William George Aston by W. G Aston( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nihon bungakushi = A history of Japanese literature by W. G Aston( Book )

10 editions published between 1908 and 1996 in Japanese and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeronautics made easy by W. G Aston( Book )

3 editions published in 1919 in English and Undetermined and held by 18 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 elementr 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

A grammar of the Japanes spoken language ; A grammar of Japanese written language by W. G Aston( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 9 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

Nihongi : chronicles of Japan from the earliest times to A. D. 697 ; two volumes in one( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nihon Shintō ron by W. G Aston( Book )

4 editions published between 1917 and 1922 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Aston, W. G.

Aston, W. G. 1841-1911

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

Aston, William George

Aston, William George 1841-1911

William George Aston britischer Japanologe und Konsularbeamter in Japan und Korea

Астон, Вильям Георг 1841-1911

Уильям Джордж Астон британский дипломат и востоковед

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

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Nihongi; chronicles of Japan from the earliest times to A.D. 697Shinto, (the way of the gods)Shinto, the ancient religion of JapanTranslation of "Ko-ji-ki"; or, "Records of ancient matters,"A grammar of the Japanese written languageA grammar of the Japanese spoken languageCollected works of William George AstonCollected papers