On trial: Foreign Office Files for Japan

Are you interested in Japanese history in the twentieth century? Do you want to know more about Anglo-Japanese ties in the first half of the twentieth century?

The Library currently has trial access to Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1919-1952 from Adam Matthew Digital. This database makes available extensive coverage of British Foreign Office files dealing with Japan between 1919 and 1952.

You can access the database via the E-resources trials page.
Access is available both on and off-campus.

Trial access ends 20th November 2017.

The database is made up of 3 collections and documents Japan’s journey to modernity from the Treaty of Versailles to post-Second World War. The Foreign Office files cover British concerns over colonial-held territory in the Far East, as well as Japanese relations with China, Russia, Germany and the United States.

Consisting of diplomatic dispatches, correspondence, maps, summaries of events and diverse material, this database unites formerly restricted Japan-centric documents.

The 3 collections cover:

  • Japanese Imperialism and the War in the Pacific, 1931-1945
  • Occupation of Japan, 1946-1952
  • Japan and Great Power Status, 1919-1930

Access Foreign Office Files for Japan via e-resources trials.
Access is available until 20th November 2017.
Feedback welcome.

You can access other primary source databases that the Library already has access to, including Foreign Office Files for China, 1938-1980 from the Primary Sources database list.

Access is only available to current students and staff at University of Edinburgh.

Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for History, Classics and Archaeology

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