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

Overview
Works: 131 works in 569 publications in 6 languages and 4,534 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 )

129 editions published between 1898 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,377 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 )

86 editions published between 1896 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shinto, (the way of the gods) by W. G Aston( Book )

48 editions published between 1905 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 414 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 )

36 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in English and held by 256 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 1973 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1877 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 87 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

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 32 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

Generel beskrivelse af flyvning, aerodynamik, flykonstruktioner m.m
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 complete motorist by Filson Young( Book )

3 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 10 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 [engl.] by W. G Aston( Book )

9 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 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
 
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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 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

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)Shinto, the ancient religion of JapanA grammar of the Japanese written languageTranslation of "Ko-ji-ki", or, "Records of ancient matters"Collected papersNihongi : chronicles of Japan from the earliest times to AD 697