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e-Asia Digital Library Collection (421 Books)


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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Escape by Sea the Hungnam Redeployment

By: Donald Chisholm

Excerpt: The two great military extractions from the beach of the 20th century occurred at Dunkerque in 1940 and Hungnam in 1950. In both cases a large number of troops were withdrawn in the face of superior enemy strength. And although they are often invoked in the same breath, Hungnam may be the more impressive. Conducted by Rear Admiral James Doyle, Commander, Combined Task Force 90 (C.T.F. 90), the operation was a true redeployment.

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Strategic Attack

By: Hal M. Hornburg

Excerpt: Strategic attack is one of the most effective options for joint force commanders. Properly used, it can directly influence enemy leadership and significantly shape the joint campaign.

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The National Guard at War

By: Michael D. Doubler

Excerpt: During two global conflicts the National Guard mobilized and provided both ground and air capabilities to defeat totalitarian powers in Europe and Asia. Its contribution reflected the American reliance on citizen-soldiers who serve their states and the Federal Government. On the state level, the National Guard protects life and property and preserves peace, order, and public safety. In the event of a national emergency, it provides integral components of the Armed Forces.

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Jointness in the Japanese Self-Defense Forces

By: Fumio Ota

Excerpt: Prior to World War II the Japanese imperial army and navy lived a cat-and-dog existence. They individually reported to the emperor and there was no organization to coordinate their efforts. Their perceived threats and strategies were also different. The army had traditionally looked North toward Russia while the navy focused on America, especially after the Russo-Japanese War. Both services maneuvered for larger shares of the budget. Even war did not bring them ...

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Coalition Combat Supporting South Korean Forces

By: William M. Donnelly

Excerpt: From 1950 to 1953, with only a partial mobilization, the Army fought in Korea, bolstered its presence in Europe, and organized an air defense artillery system on the homefront. Success in these endeavors depended significantly on the capability of the Republic of Korea (ROK) army to stand and fight. Firepower, particularly field artillery, was an advantage that U.N. forces enjoyed during the war. Because the Koreans were lacking in artillery, American units were...

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The Air Campaign Over Korea Pressuring the Enemy

By: Conrad C. Crane

Excerpt: The staff of Far East Air Forces (F.E.A.F.) conducted the first systematic study of measures to produce a negotiated settlement in a limited war through airpower some fifty years ago. As both the conflict and truce talks continued, stalemate on the ground and ineffective interdiction inspired Brigadier General Jacob Smart, F.E.A.F. deputy commander for operations, to look for a better way to utilize resources. He directed Colonel R.L. Randolph and Lieutenant Col...

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The People's Korea 2Nd Contact for Inter-Korean Economic Cooperati...

By: Choe Kwan Ik

Excerpt: From November 9 to 11, the second working-level contact for inter-Korean economic cooperation was held in Pyongyang to discuss the issues on providing an institutional guarantee for North-south economic cooperation, which includes the draft agreements on the protection of investment, the prevention of double taxation, procedures for solution to disputes and the settlement of accounts.

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The People's Korea Kpa, U.S. Forces Agree to Set up N-S Joint Cont...

By: Ri Sang Yong

Excerpt: Demonstrating about 270 kinds of creative computer programs developed by top-class universities and institutes, the annual software exhibition in Pyongyang impressed the visitors with rapidly developing software industry in the D.P.R.K. under the policy of ?attaching great importance to science.?

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The People's Korea Uk, Spain Declare Establishment of Diplomatic T...

By: Ri Sang Yong

Excerpt: The Democratic People?s Republic of Korea and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland officially declared to open diplomatic relations on December 12, after the week-long official consultation held from December 7. The agreement followed the announcement by the Foreign Secretary of the U.K., Robin Cook, on October 19 this year that the U.K. was ready to establish diplomatic relations with the D.P.R.K.

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The People's Korea Kim Jong Il Pays Unofficial Visit to China

By: Kim Jong Il

Excerpt: PYONGYANG, January. 20(KCNA)--Leader Kim Jong Il, General Secretary of the Workers? Party of Korea and Chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People?s Republic of Korea, paid an unofficial visit to the People?s Republic of China from Jan. 15 to 20 at the invitation of Jiang Zemin, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and President of the People?s Republic of China.

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The People's Korea North, South Agree on Third Reunion of Separate...

By: Dr. Min Gyong Chun

Excerpt: Quoting a slogan of the party?s line, ?Glorify this year as a year of a fresh onward march in the building of an economic power in the 21st century,? the New Year joint editorial called for a fresh upsurge in the economic construction of the D.P.R.K. The main problem in the construction of an economically powerful nation is the maintenance of the country?s existing economic basis and the technological innovation in each section in accordance with the demand of t...

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The People's Korea Korean People Celebrate Kim Jong Ils 59Th Birthday

By: Kim Jong Il

Excerpt: National Meeting Held to Celebrate Kim Jong Il?s Birthday PYONGYANG, February 15 (KCNA); A national meeting was held at the April 25 House of Culture on Feb. 15 to celebrate the birthday of leader Kim Jong Il. Kim Jong Il was born on February 16, Juche 31 (1942). The Korean people celebrate this day as the greatest holiday of the nation and the world progressives, too, significantly mark the day as a holiday common to humankind. Present at the meeting were senio...

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The People's Korea Chairman Han Duk Su of Chongryun Passes Away

By: Han Duk Su Held

Excerpt: A funeral service for bidding farewell to the late Han Duk Su, chairman of the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryun) who was deputy to the Supreme People?s Assembly of the Democratic People?s Republic of Korea and a twice Labor Hero of the D.P.R.K., was solemnly conducted as a Chongryun funeral service at the Korean Cultural Hall in Tokyo on March 3. Mr. Han Duk Su died of pneumonia on Feb. 21, 2001 in Tokyo at the age of 94.

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The People's Korea Kim Jong Il Sends Condolences, Delegation to Se...

By: Kim Jong Il

Excerpt: Leader Kim Jong Il sent a message of condolence on March 22 to the bereaved family of the late Jong Ju Yong on his death. ?On the occasion of the death of Mr. Jong Ju Yong, I express my deepest sorrow to the bereaved families of Jong, who has greatly contributed to the promotion of reconciliation and cooperation between the North and South of Korea and the great unity of the nation and patriotic work for reunification,? North Korea?s media reported.

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The People's Korea Kim Jong Il Receives S. Korean Singer; Enjoys P...

By: Kim Jong Il

Excerpt: Leader Kim Jong Il enjoyed an art performance given by South Korean singer from Japan Kim Ryon Ja in Hamhung, a Northeastern industrial city of North Korea, on April 11, the Korean Central News Agency reported. Kim Ryon Ja, who comes from the South Korean city of Kwangju and has been singing in Japan for over ten years, arrived in Pyongyang on April 5 to participate in the 19th April Spring Friendship Art Festival scheduled for April 10 to 18.

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The People's Korea Korean People Commemorate Late Presidents 89Th ...

By: Kim Jong Il

Excerpt: SPA, said that President Kim Il Sung?s immortal exploits were shining more brilliantly with the victorious advance of the cause of Juche under the guidance of Kim Jong Il. Referring to the tasks to carry out the party line, he called on all the people to devote themselves to realizing the desire of the late President, who had worked so hard to enable the entire nation to enjoy happiness and well-being in a reunified powerful country.

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The People's Korea Top Eu Delegation Visits Dprk First Summit with...

By: Kim Jong Il

Excerpt: A high-level delegation of the European Union led by Goran Persson, President of the European Council and Prime Minister of Sweden, Javier Solana, high representative for common foreign and security policy of the EU, and Chris Patten, commissioner for external relations of the EC, made a two-day ground-breaking visit to the Democratic People?s Republic of Korea on May 2 and 3. The EU team was greeted at Pyongyang airport by President of the Presidium of the Supr...

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The People's Korea Eu to Set up Diplomatic Ties with Dprk

By: Kim Jong Il

Excerpt: The European Union decided to establish formal diplomatic relations with the Democratic People?s Republic of Korea at a meeting of Foreign Ministers held in Brussels on May 14 and officially informed the D.P.R.K. of it, said a spokesman of the Foreign Ministry of the country in Pyongyang. The Korean Central News Agency quoted him on May 14 as saying:

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The People's Korea Korean People Mark 1St Anniversary of Inter-Kor...

By: Kim Jong Il

Excerpt: Korean people from various strata gathered at the foot of scenic Mt. Kumgang on June 15 to hold a grand national seminar on the reunification of Korea in commemoration of the first anniversary of the historic inter-Korean summit and the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration. Over 600 North and South Korean representatives and overseas participants joined hands with each other to pledge further efforts toward a peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula in th...

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The People's Korea Pyongyang Expresses Skepticism about Bush; Dism...

By: Kim Jong Il

Excerpt: September 11 - 14 -- Secretary Kim Yong Sun of the Workers? Party of Korea visited Seoul. The North side and the South side issued a seven-point joint press statement which said that Kim Jong Il would visit Seoul in the near future and his visit would be preceded by the Seoul visit of Kim Yong Nam, President of the Presidium of the Supreme People?s Assembly of the D.P.R.K. September 15 -- North and South Korean athletes and officials made a joint march in the op...

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