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

Overview
Works: 122 works in 512 publications in 6 languages and 4,354 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  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 )

119 editions published between 1898 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,365 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 )

78 editions published between 1896 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,091 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 3 languages and held by 662 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 )

37 editions published between 1873 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1932 and 2000 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

--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 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1869 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 32 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 )

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

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

2 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete motorist by Filson Young( Book )

2 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 10 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 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of Japanese literature, by W. G. Aston by W. G Aston( Book )

2 editions published between 1899 and 1915 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

Nihon shintō ron by W. G Aston( Book )

3 editions published in 1922 in Japanese and held by 2 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 0 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
 
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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 languageTranslation of "Ko-ji-ki"; or, "Records of ancient matters,"Collected works of William George AstonCollected papersNihongi : chronicles of Japan from the earliest times to AD 697