The Library has several new collections in the Archives Unbound database. The Gale product provides access to digital collections of historical documents, covering a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages to twentieth century political history.
Three of the new collections are especially relevant to Asian Studies and U.S. Foreign Policy research.
Japan at War and Peace, 1930-1949: U.S. State Department Records on the Internal Affairs of Japan
This collection contains unique documentation with more than 100,000 images from the U.S National Archives on a variety of topics relating to Japanese internal affairs, such as rise of Bolshevism, militarism, Sino-Japanese war and the home front, trade, social control, labour development and unrest, emigration, disarmament, international depression, effects of nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, and more.
The Chinese Civil War and U.S.-China Relations: Records of the U.S. State Department's Office of Chinese Affairs, 1945-1955
The U.S. Department's Office of Chinese Affairs gathered information on all aspects of life in China immediately before, during, and after the revolution. These records, formerly available on 41 reels of microfilm, are now with over 46,000 images a valuable digital resource for all researchers interested in the internal affairs of Communist and Nationalist China, U.S. containment policy as it was extended to Asia, and post-war Chinese-American relations.
Tiananmen Square and U.S.-China Relation, 1989-1993
This collection contains primary source materials relevant to the China-U.S. relations in the post-Cold War period with a focus on the Tiananmen Square demonstrations in 1989. The materials include public mail, memoranda, reports, cables, meeting reports, and news clippings, providing a day-by-day account of the events across China during this time. Subject, staff, and office files from the White House Office of Records Management furthermore document the White House's response to the events and their aftermath.