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Giffard, Sydney

Overview
Works: 6 works in 26 publications in 1 language and 1,305 library holdings
Genres: History  Diaries  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sydney Giffard
Japan among the powers, 1890-1990 by Sydney Giffard( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This absorbing book, written by an author who has lived in and studied Japan for many years, provides a fresh perspective on Japan's history, politics, and culture over the past hundred years. It traces Japan's phenomenal development into one of the world's great powers, portraying events in Japan - and its rapid industrialization - as shaped by Japanese decision-makers rather than as generally perceived by the outside world. Beginning in 1890, the year in which the country's first modern constitution came into being and the Imperial Diet was first convened, Giffard describes Japan's determination to gain an equal footing with the dominant nations of the West. He examines the complex interplay, through the century, of forces underlying economic development during peace and war, analyzing the conflicts and contradictions as well as the achievements. Recognizing the role of individuals in the development of modern Japan, Giffard provides insights into many important leaders - from those who directed comprehensive national transformation at the start of the century to those who inspired economic recovery after World War Two. He concludes by analyzing the demand for political reform in Japan, up to the spring of 1992, and its implications for Japan's future as a world power
Guns, kites and horses : three diaries from the Western Front by Jack Giffard( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan among the powers 1880-1990 by Sydney Giffard( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning in 1890, the year in which the country's first modern constitution came into being and the Imperial Diet was first convened, Giffard describes Japan's determination to gain an equal footing with the dominant nations of the West. He examines the complex interplay, through the century, of forces underlying economic development during peace and war, analyzing the conflicts and contradictions as well as the achievements
Change in Japan by Sydney Giffard( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flowers are fallen by Rinzō Shiina( Book )

3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Flowers are fallen. Translated from the Japanese by Sydney Giffard by Rinzō Shiina( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Guns, kites and horses : three diaries from the Western Front
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Guns, kites and horses : three diaries from the Western Front
Alternative Names
Giffard, Sidney.

Sydney Giffard British diplomat

Sydney Giffard Brits diplomaat

Languages
English (26)