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News Under FireChina's Propaganda against Japan in the English-Language Press, 1928-1941$
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Shuge Wei

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9789888390618

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888390618.001.0001

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Shadowed by the Sun

Shadowed by the Sun

The Mukden Incident and the Shanghai Incident

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News Under Fire

Shuge Wei

Hong Kong University Press

Chapter 4 analyses how English-language newspapers controlled by China and Japan defended their cases during the Mukden and Shanghai incidents. Drawing on the experiences of the Jinan Incident, Chinese-operated papers formed a united anti-Japanese line during the two incidents and endeavored to convince the Western public that the two events were successive steps of Japan’s imperial expansion. Having witnessed the atrocities committed by the Japanese army in Shanghai, Western journalists in the treaty ports gradually withdrew their support for Japan’s case, and warned the international public against Japan’s military expansion in China. Yet the concern was not entirely shared by metropolitan editors who were more eager to downplay the conflict.

Keywords:   Mukden Incident, Shanghai Incident, Tanaka Memorial, The China Critic, treaty-port press, metropolitan opinion

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