Princeton University Library Catalog

China : records of the U.S. Department of State, 1940-1944.

Farmington Hills, Mich. : Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, 2016.
1 online resource (54,795 images)
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Summary note:
China in the Second World War is the focus of this collection. Documents include correspondence from the American Chamber of Commerce of Shanghai (September 1940); discussions calling for protection of American newspapers in China prior to United States entry into the war; letters to Sumner Welles, undersecretary of state; documents noting "unfavorable comments made by Japanese-controlled press ... concerning foreigners and policies of the United States and Great Britain" (June 1941); the correspondence of Everett F. Drumright, American consul (August 1942); samples of "Chinese Communist publications" supplied by the Embassy at Chungking under cover of dispatches (June 1943); among many other unique holdings. Topics include the wartime relations between the United States and China, with emphasis on China's military position and U.S. efforts to give military assistance; U.S. Army analysis of military operations; U.S. interests regarding Kuomintang-Communist relations and negotiations; and efforts to provide technical assistance to China and to facilitate greater cultural cooperation between the United States and China.
  • Date range of documents: 1940-1944.
  • Reproduction of the originals from the U.S. National Archives.
  • Images from the source libraries are selected contents of the original collection materials as representative of their value and pertinence to the digital product.
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