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News Under Fire: China's Propaganda against Japan in the English-Language Press, 1928-1941

Shuge Wei


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 challenges the notion of Chinese passivity in international propaganda and demonstrates how the fractured government was able to carry out an effective propaganda scheme in spite of Japan’s advanced international news network and the general Western bias against China’s nationalist foundations. By retrieving the long neglected history of English-language papers ... More

Keywords: Sino-Japanese War, Propaganda, treaty-port press, Chinese intellectuals, Nationalist government, Guomindang, Hollington Tong, journalism, history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9789888390618
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888390618.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shuge Wei, author
Australian National University