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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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Analysis of Pre Invasion Air Operations Pacific Area

Excerpt: This study is an analysis of the preparatory air bombardments of Tarawa and Cape Gloucestor in World War II and of the Application of the lessons learned in ? campaigns to subsequent amphibious operations in the war against Japan.

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Request for Data on Ussr and Chinese Foreign Language Press for Ja...

Excerpt: The Foreign language publishing effort of the U.S.S.R. is concentrated primarily in the ?Progress? and ?Peace? publishing houses in Moscow (formerly the Foreign Languages Publishing House) and is administratively subordinate to the State Committee for the Press of the Council of Ministers of the U.S.S.R. Their counterpart in Peking, the Foreign Languages Publishing House, is subordinate to the Propaganda Department of the State Council of the Chinese People's Republic.

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The Mystic Art of Pulse Feeling in China the China Journal of Scie...

By: L.C. Arlington

Excerpt: The exact date when the feeling of the pulse to test the circulation of the blood through the arteries originated in China is unknown. It is, however, recorded in the Lieh Kuo Chih ... that a man name Ch'in Yuen-jen ... who lived in the 5th cent. B.C., received from and old man name Ch'ang Shang-chun ... a certain drug which he was instructed to take for thirty consecutive days, and on the expiry of which he was able the understand the Nature of Things.

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Central Intelligence Agency Consequences of the Withdrawal of Unit...

Excerpt: Communist forces in Shantung Province are presently capable of seizing Tsing-tao.

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Official Titles of the Han Dynasty a Tentative List Compiled for t...

By: Jack L. Dull

Excerpt: The Han Dynasty History Project began many years ago in China, was subsequently located at Columbia and is now at the University of Washington in Seattle. Over the years, many scholars have worked on various parts of the Project and all of them have contributed to our growing file of official titles. This list was compiled from that file (and in part from a list sent by Homer H. Dubs to Karl August Wittfogel).

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National Endowment for the Arts Reading at Risk: A Survey of Liter...

By: Tom Bradshaw

Excerpt: Reading at Risk is not a report that the National Endowment for the Arts is happy to issue. This comprehensive survey of American literary reading presents a bleak assessment of the decline of reading?s role in the nation?s culture.

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E-Asia : A Digital Library : Library System University of Oregon

By: John Bickers

Excerpt: Philosophical Theory of the Universe; The problem of the universe has never offered the slightest difficulty to Chinese philosophers. Before the beginning of all things, there was Nothing. In the lapse of ages Nothing coalesced into Unity, the Great Monad. After more ages, the Great Monad separated into Duality, the Male and Female Principles in nature; and then, by a process of biogenesis, the visible universe was produced.

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Csi Report No. 12 Evaluating Historical Materials

By: Dr. Larry D. Roberts

Excerpt: Many who read history make the mistake of accepting at face value all the information an author presents. This is true of those reading a single history book and those conducting historical research and analysis. In reality, only part of any historical work is uncontested fact; the rest is the author's interpretation or opinion of how and why things happened. In addition, errors of fact can easily be found in most books, articles, or documents due to the author'...

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Congressional-Executive Commission on China

By: Jiang Zemin

Excerpt: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY; The government of the People?s Republic of China (?P.R.C.?) employs an extensive and burdensome licensing system to restrict publication of news and opinions on matters of public concern. Those who are allowed to publish confront a legal system that obscures the boundaries of freedom of expression and discourages communications with foreigners, so that most Chinese are too wary to publish information that authorities might deem critical or emb...

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Catalogue of Manuscripts in the University of Oregon Library

By: Martin Schmitt

Excerpt: Author was a Methodist Episcopal minister, born in Jasper County, Indiana. From 1884 to 1890 he served congregations in Indiana. In 1890 he came to Oregon, and was pastor in Albany, Eugene, Ashland, McMinnville, and Portland. He retired in 1919. The sermons are generally undated.

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Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, 104

By: Marybeth Peters

Excerpt: I am pleased to Present the Copyright Office's D.M.C.A. Section 104 Report. As required under section 104 of Public Law No. 105-304, the Report evaluates the effects of Title I of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 and the development of electronic commerce and associated technology on the operation of sections 109 and 117 of title 17, U.S.C.

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Appendix 6 Initial Comments Filed in Response to 65 Fr 35673

By: Ray Van De Walker

Excerpt: This is a comment in regard to the effects of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act on the first sale doctrine, by Ray Van De Walker ?

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Appendix 8 Summaries of Testimony for November 29, 2000 Public Hea...

By: Dr. Lee A. Hollaar

Excerpt: S.I.I.A. is the principal trade association of the software and information industry and represents over 1,000 high-tech companies that develop and market software and electronic content for business, education, consumers, the Internet, and entertainment. S.I.I.A. and our members are extremely interested in issues relating to the interplay between new technologies, ecommerce and the copyright law.

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Inss Special Report Institute for National Strategic Studies Natio...

By: Richard L. Armitage

Excerpt: The following report presents a consensus view of the members of a bipartisan study group on the U.S.--Japan partnership. It is not a political document and reflects the views of the study group members only. This is solely an attempt by the group to inject consistency and strategic direction into what it believes is our essential Asian relationship.

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Shanghai Counter Espionage Summary

Excerpt: The material contained herein has been obtained from many sources and dates from the 1930's to the present time. Much of the information is not evaluated and some is not dated.

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Sino- Soviet Competition in Indochina

Excerpt: KEY JUDGMENTS; Indochina today is divided into two camps, with the U.S.S.R. backing Vietnam and Laos, and China backing Kampuchea (Cambodia). This development is largely the result of the conflicting national ambitions of China and Vietnam, each of which wishes to exercise paramount influence in the area.

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Republic of Korea : Library of Congress Federal Research Division ...

Excerpt: Major Cities; The largest cities are Seoul (11 million), Pusan (3.9 million), Taegu (2.5 million), Inch?on (2.4 million), Kwangju (1.4 million), and Taejon (1.3 million). Independence: August 15, 1948, from Japanese occupation. Public Holidays: New Year?s Day (January 1), Lunar New Year (movable date in January or February), Independence Movement Day (March 1), Arbor Day (April 5), Children?s Day (May 5), Birth of Buddha (movable date in April or May), Memorial ...

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Probable Chinese Communist and Soviet Intentions in the Taiwan Str...

Excerpt: THE PROBLEM; To reassess the probable intentions of Communist China and the Soviet Union with respect to the Taiwan Strait area in the light of the most recent evidence.

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Probable Developments in the Taiwan Strait Crisis

Excerpt: THE PROBLEM; To estimate probable Chinese Communist courses of action with respect to the crisis which has existed in the Taiwan Strait since August,; and probable Chinese Communist, Chinese Nationalist, and non-Communist East Asian reactions to various possible developments in the Taiwan Strait area.

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The Chances of an Imminent Chinese Communist Nuclear Explosion

Excerpt: THE PROBLEM; To assess the likelihood that the advanced stage of construction at a probable nuclear test site in Western China indicates that the Chinese Communists will detonate their first nuclear device in the next few months.

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