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

Paul French


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 duel between two editors over China's future and ends with a fistfight in Shanghai over the revolution. The men and women of the foreign press experienced China's history and development; its convulsions and upheavals; its revolutions and wars. They had front row seats at every major twist and turn in China's fortunes. The old China press corps were the witnesses and the primary interpreters to mill ... More

Keywords: foreign journalists, China, Canton, Shanghai, press corps, revolution, prejudices

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9789622099821
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099821.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul French, author