French, Paul, 1966-

Through the looking glass : China's foreign journalists from Opium Wars to Mao / China's foreign journalists from Opium Wars to Mao Paul French. - Hong Kong : [London] : Hong Kong University Press ; [Eurospan, distributor], 2009. - 1 online resource ([ix], 302 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations - JSTOR eBooks .

Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-282) and index.

Acknowledgments; Names and Spelling; Introduction : Through the Looking Glass; 1 -- God, Mammon and Flag; 2 -- Civil and Other Wars -- Rebels, Mercenaries and More Dope; 3 -- Boxers and Treaty Porters -- Headlines Change History; 4 -- The Vultures Descend; 5 -- Writing in a Republic -- Printing What They Damn Well Liked; 6 -- The Roaring Twenties -- Substituting Action for Talk; 7 -- The Decadent Thirties -- Celebrities, Gangsters and the Ladies of the Press; 8 -- The Dirty Thirties -- Left Wing, Right Wing, Imperialists and Spies; 9 -- Too Hot -- China Fights for Its Life.

The convulsive history of foreign journalists in China starts with newspapers printed in the European factories of Canton in the 1820s. It also starts with a duel between two editors over the future of China and ends with a fistfight in Shanghai over the revolution. This book tells the story of China's foreign journalists.

9789888052981 9888052985

9786612709579

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Foreign correspondents--History.--China

PN5362 / .F74 2009

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