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News Under Fire : China's Propaganda Against Japan in the English-Language Press, 1928-1941 (Hardcover)
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News under Fire: China's Propaganda against Japan in the English-Language Press, 1928–1941 is the first comprehensive study of China's efforts to establish an effective international propaganda system during the Sino-Japanese crisis. It explores how the weak Nationalist government managed to use its limited resources to compete with Japan in the international press. By retrieving the long-neglected history of English-language papers published in the treaty ports, Shuge Wei reveals a multilayered and often chaotic English-language media environment in China and demonstrates its vital importance in defending China's sovereignty.Chinese bilingual elites played an important role in linking the party-led propaganda system with the treaty-port press. Yet the development of propaganda institutions did not foster the realization of individual ideals. As the Sino-Japanese crisis deepened, the war machine absorbed treaty-port journalists into the militarized propaganda system and dashed their hopes of maintaining a liberal information order.
Number of Pages: 288
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
Author: Shuge Wei
Street Date: July 18, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-0012
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