Asian Studies: Southeast Asia
U.S. Relations and Policies in Southeast
Asia, 1944-1958: Records of the Office of
Southeast Asian Affairs
National Archives (U.S.)
Since World War II, the U.S. has constantly been involved in conflicts in Southeast Asia:
providingmaterial and financial support for France during the First Indochina War and direct
involvement in the Viet Cong insurgency in South Vietnam. This collection identifies the key
issues, individuals, and events in the history of U.S.-Southeast Asia relations between 1944
and 1958, and places them in the context of the complex and dynamic regional strategic,
political, and economic processes that have fashioned the American role in Southeast Asia.
Western Books on Southeast Asia
Cornell University Library
This is a collection of 318 rare Western-language publications selected from Cornell
University’s John M. Echols collection on Southeast Asia, published during the 17th and 19th
centuries. The collection brings together nearly three hundred years of writings by travelers
from Europe to Southeast Asia. Countries covered include Indochina (Vietnam, Laos, and
Cambodia), Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Java and Indonesia, and the Philippines.
These publications range from official reports of government sponsored expeditions to
personal journals of people travelling through the region on business or pleasure.
Original Microform Title: Western Books on Asia: Southeast Asia