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Union Army

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

Although the United States had a regular army of 16,000 career soldiers when the Civil War began, throughout the conflict it placed chief reliance on an ad hoc force of ...

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Starting Over in Manchukuo

Phyllis Birnbaum.

in Manchu Princess, Japanese Spy

April 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 2422 words.

This chapter examines how the Japanese government urged Japanese citizens to abandon their lives in Japan and make a new start in Manchukuo, the puppet state it established in China in...

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Japan’s Surrender

Yukiko Koshiro.

in Imperial Eclipse

May 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 14269 words.

This chapter focuses on two proposals of Colonel Tanemura Sako—“My personal opinions on the Soviet policy” and “Outline of the Soviet negotiations”—containing his suggestions for when and...

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Military Showdown

Yukiko Koshiro.

in Imperial Eclipse

May 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 13175 words.

This chapter studies the nature and degree of Japan's defense preparedness in Kyushu in the summer of 1945. Scholars claim that Japan dramatically expanded its defense forces on Kyushu to...

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Arab Nationalism’s Downward Slide, 1958–1967

Adeed Dawisha.

in Arab Nationalism in the Twentieth Century

February 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 14338 words.

This chapter discusses Arab nationalism’s downward slide. The Syrians had imagined the United Arab Republic (UAR) as a union of equals under the leadership of Gamal ‘Abd al-Nasir. However,...

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Dimokrasi Prat to Rawt Malan!

Mandy Sadan.

in Being and Becoming Kachin

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 11775 words.

This chapter considers the failure of early attempts at democracy in the Union of Burma and the slide towards conflict in the Kachin region. It uses detailed analysis of the life story of...

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Confronting Cairo

Yigal Sheffy.

in Israel's Clandestine Diplomacies

November 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 6731 words.

This chapter examines Israel’s perception of Egypt from the beginning of the 1960s through to the eve of the June 1967 war, with a particular focus on the assessments made by Israeli...

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Advance into Manchuria

Phyllis Birnbaum.

in Manchu Princess, Japanese Spy

April 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 1203 words.

This chapter focuses on the Japanese occupation of Manchuria in 1931 and the role played by Kawashima Yoshiko for the invaders. Yoshiko had become well acquainted with various military...

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The Siberian Internment in History

Andrew E. Barshay.

in The Gods Left First

September 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 15999 words.

This introductory chapter offers an original historical framework for interpreting the internment. Beginning with its immediate prehistory in the devastating Soviet offensive against the...

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Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia, 1590-2010

Li Narangoa and Robert Cribb.

September 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Asian History. 352 pages.

Four hundred years ago, indigenous peoples occupied the vast region that today encompasses Korea, Manchuria, the Mongolian Plateau, and Eastern Siberia. Over time, these populations...

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The Second Indo-Pakistani War

Stanley Wolpert.

in India and Pakistan

September 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 2362 words.

Pakistan's chief of army staff in 1957, General Muhammad Ayub Khan, was furious when India announced that the adoption of Jammu and Kashmir's new constitution made that state an integral...

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The Ilkhanate: Mongol Rule in Medieval Western Asia, 1256–1335

George Lane.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History

P ublished online January 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Middle Eastern History; Asian History. 17038 words.

Despite enduring years of adverse and highly critical propaganda and entrenched negative attitudes from both the scholarly world and the general public, the Mongols and successors of...

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China and Peacekeeping

Miwa Hirono.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online January 2019 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 13202 words.

In the early 1990s the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) began looking beyond traditional war-fighting operations and engaging in so-called military operations other than war (MOOTW),...

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