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Asian American SpiesHow Asian Americans Helped Win the Allied Victory

Asian American Spies: How Asian Americans Helped Win the Allied Victory

Brian Masaru Hayashi

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780195338850
eISBN:
9780190092856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195338850.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Asian History

Asian Americans were brought into the Office of Strategic Services, forerunner of the CIA, during World War II under the assumption of a secure loyalty. They served as research analysts, special ... More

Black Market BusinessSelling Sex in Northern Vietnam, 1920-1945

Black Market Business: Selling Sex in Northern Vietnam, 1920-1945

Christina Elizabeth Firpo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752650
eISBN:
9781501752674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752650.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is a grassroots social history of the clandestine market for sex in colonial Tonkin. It explores the ways in which sex workers, managers, and clients evaded the colonial regulation system ... More

China and the End of Global Silver, 1873-1937

China and the End of Global Silver, 1873-1937

Austin Dean

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752407
eISBN:
9781501752421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752407.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the late nineteenth century, as much of the world adopted some variant of the gold standard, China remained the most populous country still using silver. Yet China had no unified national ... More

Civilizational ImperativesAmericans, Moros, and the Colonial World

Civilizational Imperatives: Americans, Moros, and the Colonial World

Oliver Charbonneau

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750724
eISBN:
9781501750731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750724.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book reveals the little-known history of the United States' colonization of the Philippines' Muslim South in the early twentieth century. Often referred to as Moroland, the Sulu Archipelago and ... More

Comfort Women ActivismCritical Voices from the Perpetrator State

Comfort Women Activism: Critical Voices from the Perpetrator State

Eika Tai

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9789888528455
eISBN:
9789882209930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528455.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Based on extensive ethnographic work, Comfort Women Activism examines how women activists in Japan, Japanese and Koreans, have come to understand the comfort women issue. The movement in Japan has ... More

More Than MedalsA History of the Paralympics and Disability Sports in Postwar Japan

More Than Medals: A History of the Paralympics and Disability Sports in Postwar Japan

Dennis J. Frost

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501753084
eISBN:
9781501753107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753084.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

How does a small provincial city in southern Japan become the site of a world-famous wheelchair marathon that has been attracting the best international athletes since 1981? This book answers the ... More

Nine-Tenths of the LawEnduring Dispossession in Indonesia

Nine-Tenths of the Law: Enduring Dispossession in Indonesia

Christian Lund

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300251074
eISBN:
9780300255560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300251074.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The old aphorism “possession is nine-tenths of the law” is particularly relevant in Indonesia, which has seen a string of regime changes and a shifting legal landscape for property claims. Ordinary ... More

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