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

Overview
Works: 140 works in 603 publications in 6 languages and 4,605 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Conversation and phrase books 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: DS851.A2, 952.01
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Most widely held works by W. G Aston
A history of Japanese literature by W. G Aston( Book )

136 editions published between 1898 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,530 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 )

96 editions published between 1896 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From its early stories of gods, monsters, and mischievous mythical creatures to its more grounded recountings of historical events, this classic collection of the first literary efforts of the Japanese people is the preeminent source of knowledge about Japanese antiquity. First published in this translation in 1896, includes a history of the Shinto, variations on the basic myths and legends of the nation, and insight into the manners and customs of the early Japanese. Students of folklore and comparative religion as well as those of Japanese history will find this an invaluable resource. British Japanologist and diplomat William George Aston (1841-1911) was one of the first Europeans to acquire a working understanding of the Japanese language. He served in Japan and Korea in a variety of diplomatic posts, and authored, among other works, Shinto: The Way of the Gods and A History of Japanese Literature
Shinto, (the way of the gods) by W. G Aston( Book )

50 editions published between 1905 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When W.G. Aston published this examination of Shinto in 1905, Japanese society had scarcely begun to open up to the West. At the time barely industrialized, the Japan of Aston's era was starkly different to the Japan of fifty years later, let alone the developed nation of the present day. As such, Aston is able to give an authentic account of Shintoism, devoting chapters to topics such as its priesthood; its places of worship; its moral tenets; and its structure and organization."--Page 4 of cover
Shinto, the ancient religion of Japan by W. G Aston( Book )

39 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 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 written language by W. G Aston( Book )

26 editions published between 1877 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translation of "Ko-ji-ki"; or, "Records of ancient matters," by Yasumaro Ō( Book )

6 editions published between 1932 and 1973 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1873 and 2018 in English and German and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition has been thoroughly rewritten. It is also much enlarged, and is almost completely a new work. More exclusive attention has been paid in it to the Tokio dialect, which now bids fair to become the language of the upper classes of Japan generally. At the suggestion of a friend, a literal interlinear translation of the examples has been added. No translation, however, has ordinarily been given of the particles which occur in them. Their meaning can be found in the chapter on particles.0Contents: I. Syllabary-Pronunciation. II. Parts of speech. III. Noun. IV. Pronoun. V. Numeral. VI. Verb. VII. Adjective. VIII. Auxiliary words. IX. Particles. X. Adverbs, Conjunctions, Prepositions and Interjections. XI. English into Japanese. XII. Honorific and Humble forms. XIII. Syntax. XIV. Time, money, weights and measures. XV. Errors in speaking Japanese. 0XVI. Extracts. Index. (Re-edition, originally published 1888).0ISBN 9783862888740. LINCOM Gramatica 217. 228pp. 2018
--Nihongi : chronicles of Japan from the earliest times to A.D. 697 : translated from the original Chinese and Japanese( Book )

2 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nihongi : chronicles of Japan from the earliest of times to A.D. 697 by W. G Aston( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nihongi: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to A.D. 697, often. called the Nihonshoki, is one of Japan's great classics of literature. It provides a vivid picture of a nation in formation. In Nihongi we see the growth of national awareness following the assimilation of Buddhism and the general Chinese and Indian influence on Japanese culture. For a thousand years emperors, scholars, courtiers, and imperial historians have found in the Nihongi knowledge and guidance. The translator, William George Aston, C.M.G., pioneered the translation of Japanese into English
The Kojiki : records of ancient matters by Yasumaro Ō( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1869 and 1995 in English and Multiple languages and held by 34 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 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeronautics made easy by W. G Aston( Book )

6 editions published between 1918 and 1919 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Nihongi, chronicles of Japan from the earliest times to A.D. 697( Book )

2 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete motorist by Filson Young( Book )

3 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translation of "Ko-ji-ki", or, "Records of ancient matters" by Basil Hall Chamberlain( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected papers by W. G Aston( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nihongi : chronicles of Japan from the earliest times to AD 697 by W. G Aston( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 11 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

 
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Nihongi; chronicles of Japan from the earliest times to A.D. 697
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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 JapanA grammar of the Japanese written languageA grammar of the Japanese spoken languageCollected works of William George AstonTranslation of "Ko-ji-ki", or, "Records of ancient matters"Collected papersNihongi : chronicles of Japan from the earliest times to AD 697
Alternative Names
Aston, G. 1841-1911

Aston, V. G.

Aston W. G.

Aston, W. G. 1841-1911

Aston, William 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 diplomate britannique

William George Aston diplomático británico

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

윌리엄 조지 애스턴 영국의 외교관

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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