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2018
10-29

亚洲经济历史系列I、II(Asian Economic History)数据库

亚洲经济历史系列I、II(Asian Economic History)

Series One: The Opium Trade & the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs, 1945-1948
(Public Record Office Class FO 371/50647-50654, 57020-57024, 67641-67644, 72907-72915)


  • This small 4-reel collection brings together the Foreign Office Files relating to the Opium Trade and the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs in the period from 1945 to 1948.
  • It makes clear the complexity and problematic nature of drug control.
  • The material is truly international with memoranda, papers and correspondence reflecting activity in Burma, Syria, the Lebanon, Cyprus, the Middle East, the Persian Gulf, India, Ceylon, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, North Borneo and Sarawak.
  • There is much on drug addiction, trafficking, and on individual drives to curtail the production of Opium, Hashish and Cocaine. 

Series Two: Economic Development in Brunei, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan,1950-1980 
(Public Record Office files from the Foreign Office, Colonial Office,Treasury, 
Dominions Office, Board of Trade and Cabinet Committees)

Part 1: Files for 1950-1954

This microfilm project focuses on the dramatic growth achieved in Brunei, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan between the years 1950-1980. This collection of Public Record Office material includes Cabinet papers, Colonial, Dominions and Foreign Office files as well as Treasury documents.

This series will form a prime source for social, political and economic historians studying economic development in South and South East Asia.

Part 1 covers 1950-1954, a period that witnessed the onset of the Cold War and conflict in Korea. Many Asian countries concerned were either recovering from Japanese occupation or trying to shake off their colonial past. The new communist regime in mainland China also put immense pressure on the whole area.

There is much on the Colombo Plan and on conferences in ‘Mallaig’, Singapore and Bukit Serene in Malaya. Topics covered include rice growing across the region, rubber production in Malaya, oil drilling off Brunei, and relations between Hong Kong and mainland China. There is also material on American aid and the implications of their policy towards Taiwan and Korea.

Part 2: Files for 1955-1958

This microfilm project focuses on the dramatic growth achieved in Brunei, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan between the years 1950-1980. This collection of Public Record Office material includes Cabinet papers, Colonial, Dominions and Foreign Office files as well as Treasury documents.

This series will form a prime source for social, political and economic historians studying economic development in South and South East Asia.

Part 2 covers the years 1955-1958, a period that saw the Cold War crisis deepen and the aftermath of conflict in Korea. The consolidation of the communist regime continued in China, and this had repercussions for the economy of South East Asia.

There is material on the Colombo Plan, border disputes in Borneo, the establishment of a Central Bank in Malaya, Mutual Aid, oil licences, industrial development in Hong Kong, Malayan rubber, a new trade plan between Taiwan and Japan, and meetings of Commonwealth Prime Ministers.

Part 3: Files for 1959-1962

This microfilm project focuses on the dramatic growth achieved in Brunei, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan between the years 1950-1980. This collection of Public Record Office material includes Cabinet papers, Colonial, Dominions and Foreign Office files as well as Treasury documents.

This series will form a prime source for social, political and economic historians studying economic development in South and South East Asia.

Part 3 covers the years 1959-1962, a period that saw continued expansion in Hong Kong (mostly of labour intensive manufactured goods), massive US assistance in Taiwan and South Korea, and plans for regional co-operation from the newly independent Federation of Malaya.

There is material on natural gas, electrical power, the Eden Hall conference in Singapore, GATT, IBRD loans, oil, rubber, sugar and rice.

Part 4: Files for 1963-1966

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