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Web Gleanings: U.S., Asia, and the World: 1914–2012

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ASIA, GENERAL

American Economic Relations with Asia

URL: http://bit.ly/SAfZBP

In this article written by Marcus Noland for the Asian Economic Review in 2009, the author discusses the necessity of shared prosperity for Asia and the US. He looks at the current global financial crisis and long-term challenges.

The Globalist

URL: http://bit.ly/PU9qql

There are few discussions on the Internet about Asia and Latin America. “Changing Asian and Latin American Relations” focuses on relations with China now that it has replaced Japan as the primary trade partner with Latin America.

Historical Lessons in Asian-American Relations

URL: http://bit.ly/SFUM4W

This talk was published in The Japanese Journal of American Studies in 2007. It observes a “perception gap” between Asians and Americans. The framework for this article is events on and after December 7, 1941, and September 11, 2011.

Asians and the US Immigration Laws of 1924

URL: http://bit.ly/QJTY

This page reproduces the text of an article published in The Nationon February 9, 1927. The subject is the legislation that passed Congress in that year limiting the entry of wives of American citizens who were born in certain countries including Japan and India into the US.

Foreign Relations of the United States 1964–1968

URL: http://1.usa.gov/PU9CGb

The US Department of State Office of the Historian has compiled hundreds of original documents of foreign relations with Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines in the years 1964–1968. Many of the documents pertain to Indonesia during the reign of Sukarno. They are in the form of telegrams and memoranda.

CHINA

US-China Relations since 1949

URL: http://bit.ly/R10zDo

Part of Columbia University’s Asia for Educators series, this page describes the three periods in US-China relations since the founding of the People’s Republic of China: containment, rapprochement, and full diplomatic rela- tions. At the bottom of the page are discussion questions appropriate for classroom use.

Sino-US Relations Then and Now

URL: http://bit.ly/UiWiRY

The journal Political Perspectives published this paper in 2011; it describes the images of China through history from an American perspective. Al- though the discussion starts with the year 1784, most of the paper refers to events throughout the twentieth century.

Major Milestones in US-China Relations

URL:  http://bit.ly/PZx1XV

This page is part of History.com’s “History in the Headlines” and was pub- lished in February 2012. The vice president of China visited the US in that month, and this page looks back at Nixon’s visit to China, forty years ear- lier in February 1972.

INDIA

India and the Western Front

URL: http://bbc.in/T6snLi

The BBC publishes many articles on historical events. This one looks at India’s role in World War I. The author examines the motives for more than 800,000 Indians to become combatants; he also mentions the impact of In- dian religion, especially after Turkey, a Muslim nation, entered the war.

The Road to Partition: 1939–1947

URL: http://bit.ly/VmCMU5

The archives of the UK government provide numerous documents that shed light on the creation of India and Pakistan. The documents come from a variety of sources, including the Office of the Prime Minister, the War Office, and the British and foreign press, and they include some audio files from that era.

JAPAN

US-Japan Relations Before World War II

URL: http://bit.ly/T41KRW

This is a transcript of a radio broadcast produced by the Voice of America that focuses on Japan and the US in the 1930s. Listening to the broadcast (via a link at the bottom of the page) is much more effective, as it includes some short music clips and one of Hitler’s voice.

World War II: The War Against Japan

URL: http://1.usa.gov/Rg9AJ9

This article is reprinted from the Army Historical Series. It gives a detailed description of both the Japanese and the American strategies during World War II as well as the conduct of specific battles, including maps. It ends with the surrender of Japan in 1945.

The Road to Pearl Harbor

URL: http://1.usa.gov/UHzZ36

EDUSITEment, a partner of NEH, produces pages for teachers and stu- dents. This page offers lesson plans for grades nine through twelve and covers the years 1915–1941 in four lessons.

 

US-Japan Relations in Contemporary World History

URL: http://bit.ly/SuGbzx

This article appears in the October-November 2011 issue of Japan Echo. It is an in-depth examination of international relations of Japan with the West in contemporary times, written by Professor Akira Iriye of Harvard Uni- versity. In addition to observations of Japan’s status, the author outlines goals for the future.

The C-SPAN Video Library contains many programs per- taining to the war in Việt Nam. The video featured here commemorates the twenty- fifth anniversary of the end of the war; the program is over two hours in length. On the same page are links to other related videos about the war; they include two five-hour videos of the trip taken to Việt Nam by five US Senators and their staff members in 1992.

VIệT NAM

Guide to Sources on Việt Nam

URL: http://1.usa.gov/V39CEh

This page from the US Department of State Office of the Historian guides the reader through the sources of information on the Việt Nam War. As stated by the author: “This guide aims to provide a road map for re- searchers seeking to go beyond documents included in foreign relations to archival resources housed both in Washington and in various locations around the country.”

American-Vietnamese Relations (video)

URL: http://cs.pn/PUac6Z

The C-SPAN Video Library contains many programs pertaining to the war in Việt Nam. The video featured here commemorates the twenty- fifth anniversary of the end of the war; the program is over two hours in length. On the same page are links to other related videos about the war; they include two five-hour videos of the trip taken to Việt Nam by five US Senators and their staff members in 1992.

US-Việt Nam Relations

URL: http://bit.ly/QLiRI8

The Congressional Research Service prepared this document for Congress in 2008. There is a brief look at Việt Nam-US relations from 1975 to 2000 and a more detailed review for the years 2000–2008.

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