A brief note on a very nice online resource: The University of Oregon’s E-Asia Digital Library has everything from a 2002 report from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Bear Bile Farming, to a Joint Forces Quarterly article on Chinese Influence on U.S. Operational Access to African Seaports, to America Through the Spectacles of an Oriental Diplomat written by Wu Tingfang in 1914. You can access the full collection here, or just peruse the ones in Microsoft Reader (e-book format) here (and download Microsoft Reader here). Also available: reports from the Manchukuo government, one of Kim Jong Il’s books (The Juche Idea), and pretty much all of Mao Zedong’s speeches. There’s tons of great reading here.