East View Archive Editions

East and Southeast Asia E-Book Collection

East View Archive EditionsTM (formerly known as Cambridge Archive Editions) is the first-ever digital presentation of the exceptionally well-known and respected series of British archival reprints formerly published by Cambridge University Press.

The East and Southeast Asia E-Book Collection covers the geographic areas of Japan, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan and, under the title Straits Settlements, Penang, Singapore, Malacca and Labuan. These titles deliver insight with historic political and economic reports and a sound basis for research of East and Southeast Asia.

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East and Southeast Asia E-Book Collection Title List

Highlighted Title: Vietnam Under French Rule 1919–1946: The Nationalist Challenge and the Japanese Threat (4 vols.)

This 4 volume set contains 3500 pages of political reports, diplomatic despatches, and memoranda selected from British Government records illustrating the pursuit of nationhood by the regions which make up Vietnam today. Tonkin, Annam, and Cochinchina from which Vietnam was constituted, governed by the French as part of French Indochina since 1887, were territories over which Britain had never held sway; yet at various stages throughout the turbulent twentieth century, events conspired in surprising ways to provide the British government with a significant role in shaping and determining their future for many years to come.

The documents in this set have been selected from across all major departments of the British government – the Foreign, Colonial, Dominions and War Offices, the Prime Minister’s Office, as well as the Cabinet Office, and occasionally from other departments. First in a new series: the years 1919–1946 follow the struggle for freedom from French Colonial rule and the occupation by the Japanese during the Second World War. (download flyer)

  • China Political Reports 1911–1960 (11 vols.)
  • China Political Reports 1961–1970 (3 vols.)
  • Hong Kong: Annual Administration Reports 1841–1941 (6 vols.)
  • Japan: Political and Economic Reports 1906–1970 (14 vols.)
  • Korea: Political and Economic Reports 1882–1970 (14 vols.)
  • Shanghai: Political and Economic Reports 1842–1943 (18 vols.)
  • Straits Settlements: Annual Reports 1855–1941 (12 vols.)
  • Taiwan Political and Economic Reports 1861–1960 (10 vols.)

Also Available: New Archive Editions Database Collections

South China Sea Island Disputes: 1877–1988

A new Archive Editions collection from East View presented as a database on a new custom platform. South China Sea Island Disputes: 1877–1988 presents original documentary sources chronicling the history of international claims, commercial, maritime, and diplomatic disputes concerning the territory, various islands, and resources of the South China Sea. Focuses on three island groups—Spratly Islands, Paracel Islands, and Scarborough Reef—from European colonial claims to armed clashes between the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and People’s Republic of China in late 20th century.

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The Chinese Soviet Republic: Prototype for a Revolution

Exceptionally rare sources documenting the Chinese Soviet Republic, Mao’s first attempt at establishing a communist state in China (1931­–1934), including day-to-day operations of the state and sponsorship from the USSR.

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