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Through the Looking Glass: China's Foreign Journalists from Opium Wars to Mao

Paul French

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099821
eISBN:
9789882207622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099821.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The history of foreign journalists in China starts with the newspapers printed in the European Factories of Canton in the 1820s and ends with the Communist revolution in 1949. It also starts with a ... More


The Dirty Thirties — Left Wing, Right Wing, Imperialists and Spies

Paul French

in Through the Looking Glass: China's Foreign Journalists from Opium Wars to Mao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099821
eISBN:
9789882207622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099821.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

The “dirty thirties” of fascism vs socialism, war vs peace, and civilisation vs barbarism in China are described. The Japanese invasion of Manchuria was the point at which the true extent of Japanese ... More


Introduction — Through the Looking Glass

Paul French

in Through the Looking Glass: China's Foreign Journalists from Opium Wars to Mao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099821
eISBN:
9789882207622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099821.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Journalists and foreign correspondents try to reflect often complex events in faraway lands in a way their readers can hopefully understand. This was especially true of the old China press corps that ... More


In Air Raid Shelters and Caves — Covering the War

Paul French

in Through the Looking Glass: China's Foreign Journalists from Opium Wars to Mao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099821
eISBN:
9789882207622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099821.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Chongqing press corps had to perform a balancing act with, on the one hand, the Chiangs, the Nationalist's press-control machine, and sympathetic media moguls like Luce and, on the other, a whole ... More


Keeping the Home Front Cool

Steven Casey

in Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and Public Opinion in the United States, 1950-1953

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195306927
eISBN:
9780199867936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306927.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the Truman administration's publicity efforts in the first three weeks of the Korean War. Fearful that this new Cold War crisis might escalate into a far bigger conflict with ... More


Interregnum — End of a War, Start of a Revolution

Paul French

in Through the Looking Glass: China's Foreign Journalists from Opium Wars to Mao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099821
eISBN:
9789882207622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099821.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

As the war against Japan ended, renewed civil war erupted between the Nationalists and Communists. For those who had been active in the press corps before the war, the writing was clearly on the ... More


The Decadent Thirties — Celebrities, Gangsters and the Ladies of the Press

Paul French

in Through the Looking Glass: China's Foreign Journalists from Opium Wars to Mao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099821
eISBN:
9789882207622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099821.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

Peter Fleming, who combined features and political reportage with travel writing, stands out as the most worthy of note. He was accompanied by Ella Maillart and they travelled 3,500-miles from ... More


The Roaring Twenties — Substituting Action for Talk

Paul French

in Through the Looking Glass: China's Foreign Journalists from Opium Wars to Mao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099821
eISBN:
9789882207622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099821.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

On 4 May 1919, angered at the betrayal and fired up with a justified nationalist fervour, radicalised students staged large-scale demonstrations across China. These were the first mass protests in ... More


Communications Strategies in the Bush White House

John Anthony Maltese

in Assessing the George W. Bush Presidency: A Tale of Two Terms

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627400
eISBN:
9780748671946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627400.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Like most recent presidents of the United States, George W. Bush embraced an approach to governing that is sometimes referred to as ‘the permanent campaign’. Scott McClellan, who served as Bush's ... More


President in the Maelstrom: FDR as Public Opinion Theorist

Susan Herbst

in A Troubled Birth: The 1930s and American Public Opinion

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226812915
eISBN:
9780226813073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226813073.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter reviews various speeches and rhetorical approaches by President Roosevelt in the 1930s, with a focus on his conceptions of the public. While FDR was no doubt one of the more charismatic ... More


Murder Central

Joel Simon

in The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160643
eISBN:
9780231538336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160643.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter considers two countries where journalists have been targeted with murder and violence—Russia and the Philippines. A combination of international and domestic pressure has forced their ... More


Campaign News in the Time of Twitter

Regina G. Lawrence

in Controlling the Message: New Media in American Political Campaigns

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479886357
eISBN:
9781479865505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479886357.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the impact of Twitter on news reporting of election campaigns. Drawing on findings from a broad range of interviews with political journalists, it considers how the ... More


Introduction: The Man Who Broke Secrets

Donald A. Ritchie

in The Columnist: Leaks, Lies, and Libel in Drew Pearson's Washington

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190067588
eISBN:
9780190067618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190067588.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

A disarming personality and Quaker morality camouflaged Drew Pearson’s relentless, crusading journalism. His style set him apart from other Waeshington columnists. Rather than offer an informed ... More


Launching the Column

Donald A. Ritchie

in The Columnist: Leaks, Lies, and Libel in Drew Pearson's Washington

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190067588
eISBN:
9780190067618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190067588.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

The bestselling book Washington Merry-Go-Round prompted its two anonymous authors, Drew Pearson and Robert S. Allen, to launch a nationally syndicated column in 1932. The urbane and elegant Pearson ... More


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