DNSA and Southeast Asia

By Jotika Khur-Yearn|November 12, 2013|China and Inner Asia, Japan, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, South East Asia, Unknown|0 comments

SOAS Library has recently acquired a new database called DNSA (Digital National Security Archive).

The database contains the most comprehensive set of declassified government documents available covering large areas of Asia and the Middle East. The resource now includes 40 collections consisting of over 94,000 meticulously indexed documents, with more than 650,000 total pages. Each of these collections, compiled by top scholars and experts, exhaustively covers the most critical world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions from post World War II through the 21st century.

Coverage of DNSA on Southeast Asia areas –
– The Philippines: U.S. Policy during the Marcos Years, 1965-1986
– U.S. Policy in the Vietnam War, Part I: 1954-1968
– U.S. Policy in the Vietnam War, Part II: 1969-1975

Although the coverages of this database are obviously on the US affairs with Vietnam and the Philippines, there are documents on other SEA countries, e.g. Taiwanese soldiers in Burma. And, they are not only about war, you can find resources for other fields such as history, politics and even media & film studies.

The database can be found in the A-Z database list:  http://www.soas.ac.uk/library/resources/a-z/

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