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Asian Studies: China

Military Leaders of World War I: Official

and Private Papers of Generaloberst

Hans von Seeckt

Source

National Archives (U.S.)

Period

1866-1936

Content

25,593 images

Product Number

16104847

Product Code

GDSC-146

Thematerials reproduced in this collection consist of letters and other papers of Generaloberst

Hans von Seeckt (1866-1936), prominent Germanmilitary strategist of WorldWar I. AfterWorld

War I he was considered the "father" of the army of the German Republic. From 1933-1935

he served as an adviser to Chiang Kai-shek, and following Seeckt's advice, the Kuomingtang

built three thousand "turtle shell" forts linked by a series of roads while at the same time

pursuing a scorched earth policy around the forts. It was Seeckt's tactics that led to a series

of defeats suffered by the Chinese Communists that finally in October 1934 led to the famous

Long March.

The Minutes of the Shanghai Municipal

Council

Source

Shanghai Classics Publishing House and Shanghai Municipal

Archives

Period

1854-1943

Content

14,758 images

Product Number

15954649

Product Code

GDSC-23

This collection replicates all the minutes of meetings held by the Board of Directors of the

Shanghai Municipal Council from July 1854 to December 1943. A wide range of topics were

discussed at these board meetings, such as sanitation, transportation, telecommunication

and postal service, taxation, urban planning, gas supply, street lighting, rickshaw operator

management, animal protection, and police system. The minutes taken from July 1854 to

December 1906 are handwritten while the rest are typewritten.