William George Aston (April 9, 1841-1911) was a British consular official in Japan and Korea. Events 193 - Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans) For the game see 1841 (board game. Year 1841 ( MDCCCXLI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link Year 1911 ( MCMXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year See also Kingdom of Great Britain Great Britain (Breatainn Mhòr Prydain Fawr Breten Veur Graet Breetain is the larger of the two main islands For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. Korea is a geographic area composed of two sovereign countries a civilization and a former state situated on the Korean Peninsula in East Asia. He made a major contribution to the fledgling study of Japan's language and history (Japanology) in the 19th century. The National Portrait Gallery in London has a crayon drawing of Aston by Minnie Agnes Cohen, apparently the only known likeness of him.
Aston was also one of the three major British Japanologists active in Japan during the 19th century, along with Ernest Mason Satow and Basil Hall Chamberlain. Japanese Studies (aka Japanology) is the study of Japan. Japanology and Japanese studies are terms generally used in Europe to describe the historical For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. The 19th century of the Common Era began on January 1, 1801 and ended on December 31, 1900, according to the Gregorian calendar Sir Ernest Mason Satow PC, GCMG, (June 30 1843 - August 26 1929 known in Japan as アーネスト・サトウ was an outstanding British Scholar Basil Hall Chamberlain ( 18 October 1850 &ndash 15 February 1935) was a professor of Tokyo Imperial University and one of the foremost He was the first translator of the Nihongi into English. He lectured to the Asiatic Society of Japan several times. Asiatic Society of Japan (Nihon Ajia Kyoukai 日本アジア協会） The Asiatic Society of Japan was founded in 1872, five years after the Meiji restoration
In 1912 Cambridge University Library acquired 10,000 rare Japanese volumes from the collections of Aston and Ernest Satow which formed the starting point of the Library's vast collection. The Cambridge University Library is the centrally-administered library of the University of Cambridge in England. Sir Ernest Mason Satow PC, GCMG, (June 30 1843 - August 26 1929 known in Japan as アーネスト・サトウ was an outstanding British Scholar