"Topics covered include: The Chinese diaspora; the Foreign presence in China; Foreign relations and diplomacy; International conflict and invasion; Governance; Missionaries and Christianity; Faith and philosophy; Opium: trade, consumption, policy; Rebellion and revolution; Language and writing; Arts and artefacts; Bibliographies; Education; Leisure and pastimes; Literature, poetry and folklore; The natural world; Science, medicine and health; Trade, industry and commerce; Exploration and travel; Transport and communication; General histories and surveys."
Top level Anglo-American discussions and briefing papers dominate this collection, which provides complete FCO 7 and FCO 82 files from The National Archives, Kew.;"Many files focus on foreign policy issues ranging from the Vietnam War and Paris Peace talks, to Nixon's China visit in 1972 and US relations with the Middle East. There is also a wealth of material on social conditions, domestic reforms, trade, culture and the environment. There is also significant coverage of Nixon's domestic policy initiatives such as the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, the war on cancer, and the extension of the Voting Rights Act and liberal action on Civil Rights."
the day-to-day accounting of the activities the expansion of trade, and the exercise of extraterritorial rights and treaty provisions. In addition, a selection of missionary correspondence and journals has been included, as missionaries usually provided some of the earliest contact in various Asian locales with Western ideals.