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Asian American Spies: How Asian Americans Helped Win the Allied Victory 1st Edition


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A recovery of the vital role Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Americans played in US intelligence services in Asia during World War II.

Spies deep behind enemy lines; double agents; a Chinese American James Bond; black propaganda radio broadcasters; guerrilla fighters; pirates; smugglers; prostitutes and dancers as spies; and Asian Americans collaborating with Axis Powers.

All these colorful individuals form the story of Asian Americans in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner of today's CIA. Brian Masaru Hayashi brings to light for the first time the role played by Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Americans in America's first centralized intelligence
agency in its fight against the Imperial Japanese forces in east Asia during World War II.

By Brian Masaru Hayashi