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e-Asia Digital Library Collection


The e-Asia Collection contains about 1800 LIT and PDF eBooks. By building a collection of digitized e-books and a database of full text web resources, e-Asia strives to contribute to the research and scholarship of East Asia. While the e-Asia project is based largely on resources held at the University of Oregon Library, its purpose is neither to duplicate nor displace printed traditional materials.

 
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Office of Strategic Services Research & Analysis Branch Political ...

Excerpt: The Chinese central government considers as one of its greatest assets the strategic area known as China?s Northwest. Although the definition of its boundaries varies form time to time and person to person, the region at present may be conveniently taken to comprise the historic northwestern Chinese province of Kansu, the former northeaster Tibetan province of Tsinghai on the south, Ningsia and the western part of Sulyuan on the north, and the west-central part ...

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Prospects for a Negotiated Peace in China

Excerpt: SUMMARY; The Prospects for a negotiated peace in the near future between the Chinese National Government under its present leadership and the Chinese Communists appear remote. This does not preclude, however, an early cessation of hostilities in some of the presently active military theaters as a result of regional arrangements between opposing commanders.

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Prospects for Soviet Control of a Communist China

Excerpt: SUMMARY; It is the intention of the Soviet Union to advance toward its goal of eventual world domination by adding to the Soviet orbit the enormous territory and population of China, and by employing China to facilitate Soviet expansion into other Far Eastern areas. A coalition government formed by the Chinese Communists, while representing a temporary tactical maneuver, will contain no elements capable of offering real opposition to the Communists.

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The Current Situation in China

Excerpt: SUMMARY; The position of the present National Government is so precarious that its fall may occur at any time. It is quite likely, however, that it may survive with diminishing power for some time, but soon become only one of severeal regimes exercising governmental powers independently in Nationalist China.

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Probable Developments in China

Excerpt: INTRODUCTORY NOTE; The purpose of the following discussion is to present probable developments in China which will affect U.S. interests during the next six to twelve months..

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Chinese Communist Capabilities for Control of All China

Excerpt: SUMMARY; The rapid disintegration of the Nationalist Army indicates that organized resistance to the military forces of the Chinese Communist Party will probably cease within a few months.

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The Food Outlook for Communist China

Excerpt: SUMMARY; Widespread droughts and floods during 1949 will cause severe famine in China in 1950. Serious food shortages in the rural areas of poor harvests are a foregone conclusion.

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Library of Congress Copyright Office Orphan Works

By: David O. Carson

Excerpt: SUMMARY; The Copyright Office seeks to examine the issues raised by ??orphan works,?? i.e., copyrighted works whose owners are difficult or even impossible to locate. Concerns have been raised that the uncertainty surrounding ownership of such works might needlessly discourage subsequent creators and users from incorporating such works in new creative efforts or making such works available to the public. This notice requests written comments from all interested ...

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Owen Lattimore Part 1 of 1 File Number: 100-24628

Excerpt: Investigation in this case was commenced following the receipt of referenced letter from the Bureau which sets out that for a number of years information has been received concerning the activities and contacts of Owen LATTIMORE. It was pointed out that information had been received form Confidential Informant T-1, an informant of known reliability, to the effect that General I. BERZIN, of Red Army Intelligence, at one time identified LATTIMORE as a Russian Agent.

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The Lattikores and the Seelesnyaks

By: Dr. John Reed

Excerpt: The LATTIMORES and the SHELESNYAKS were observed to walk to the SHELESNYAKS automobile parked on F Street and thereafter this car proceeded to a parking lot on 12th Street between E and F, Northwest, where Mr. and Mrs. LATTIMORE were observed to get out of the car and proceed to their own, which was on the parking lot.

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Paraphysics R&D -- Warsaw Pact (U)

Excerpt: Paraphysics generally refers to the investigation of unusual (paranormal) mental functioning and includes a variety of conditions or interactions that may be directly or indirectly related to such functioning. For example, unusual or unexplainable mental processes would include telepathy; unusual interactions would include certain sensitivities (e.g., to subtle electromagnetic fields) or unusual dynamic influences (e.g., psychokinetis).

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Air Action in the Papuan Campaign

Excerpt: The Papuan Campaign marked the climax of Japanese ground force advances in the Pacific and, together with the equally decisive campaign on Guadalcanal, called a sudden halt to previously uninterrupted drive through the South and Southwest Pacific.

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Planning for a Peaceful Korea

By: Henry D. Sokolski

Excerpt: As a new millennium dawns over the Korean peninsula, millenary hopes and expectations are very much in evidence among students of Korean affairs. Half a century after the surprise attack that launched the Korean War, almost 5 decades into the continuing high-tension military standoff that has followed the 1953 Korean War ceasefire, there is suddenly a pervasive and growing anticipation that this tormented and divided nation may now be on the threshold of a new a...

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Intelligence Memorandum Peking, The Army, And the Provincial Autho...

Excerpt: The origins of the Cultural Revolution in China are obscure, and the kind of information available concerning the disorderly course it has followed permits a variety which has kept China in turmoil for ?

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Summary of Air Action in the Philippines Netherlands East Indies

Excerpt: INTRODUCTORY NOTE; This summary of air operations in the defense of the Philippines and Netherlands East Indies has been prepared as a supplement to a narrative covering the same subject. So much of the record of these early operations has been lost, and so widely dispersed is that part of it which has survived, that a convenient reference to the available records should prove useful.

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Philippines : Library of Congress Federal Research Division Countr...

Excerpt: Major Cities; Located on Luzon Island, Metropolitan Manila, including the adjacent Quezon City and surrounding suburbs, is the largest city in the Philippines, with about 12 million people, or nearly 14 percent of the total population. Other large cities include Cebu City on Cebu Island and Davao City on Mindanao Island. Independence: The Philippines attained independence from Spain on June 12, 1898, and from the United States on July 4, 1946. Public Holidays: N...

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Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs the People's Libe...

By: Stephen J. Flanagan

Excerpt: Opinions, conclusions, and recommendations expressed or implied within are solely those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Defense Department or any other agency of the Federal Government. Cleared for public release; distribution unlimited. Portions of this book may be quoted or reprinted without permission, provided that a standard source credit line is included. N.D.U. Press would appreciate a courtesy copy of reprints or reviews.

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Handbook of the Chinese People's Liberation Army

Excerpt: This handbook provides a summary of the Chinese people's Liberation Army.

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The Lessons of History: The Chinese Peoples Liberation Army at 75

By: Laurie Burkitt

Excerpt: FOREWORD; With the armed forces of the People's Republic of China celebrating their 75th anniversary on August 1, 2002, it only seemed appropriate and times to take stock of the world's largest military.

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Current Intelligence Study Number 12 Office of Strategic Service R...

Excerpt: For twenty years Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek has been attempting to build a strong central state in China under the Leadership of the Nationalist party, the Kuomintang.

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