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

Overview
Works: 121 works in 503 publications in 5 languages and 4,330 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Sources  Comic books, strips, etc  Caricatures and cartoons 
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 5 languages and held by 1,363 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 )

73 editions published between 1896 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,086 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 by Paula Hartz( Book )

46 editions published between 1905 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history of the Shinto religion in Japan, describing its origins, basic beliefs, rituals, and festivals, and its place in Japanese society
Shinto, the ancient religion of Japan by W. G Aston( Book )

33 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 255 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 )

51 editions published between 1812 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 190 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

Kojiki by Yasumaro Ō( Book )

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

An early Japanese classic, possibly dating as far back as A.D. 712, Kojiki is an invaluable sourcebook for students of Japanese history, religion, anthropology, and literature. Completed under the auspices of the Japanese imperial court, it is the oldest extant book in Japan, and its title (literally, "Record of Ancient Things") suggests an account of a still earlier era. It is the court's statement about the origins of the imperial clan and the leading families, and the beginnings of Japan as a nation; at the same time it is a compilation of myths, historical and pseudo-historical narratives and legends, songs, anecdotes, folk etymologies, and genealogies. An earlier translation by Basil Hall Chamberlain published in 1882 is now out of print. This translation relates the translated text to modern scholarship and includes the most recent commentaries. Originally published in 1969. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Model flying machines, their design and construction by W. G Aston( Book )

13 editions published between 1909 and 1914 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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

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 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

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

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

Early Japanese history by W. G Aston( )

1 edition published in 1889 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

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. 697ShintoShinto, the ancient religion of JapanA 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 697A grammar of the Japanes spoken language ; A grammar of Japanese written language