American Radio In China: International Encounters with Technology and Communications, 1919-41

Hardcover | May 15, 2011

byMichael A. Krysko

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Interwar era efforts to expand US radio into China floundered in the face of flawed US policies and approaches. Situated at the intersection of media studies, technology studies, and US foreign relations, this study frames the ill-fated radio initiatives as symptomatic of an increasingly troubled US-East Asian relationship before the Pacific War.

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Interwar era efforts to expand US radio into China floundered in the face of flawed US policies and approaches. Situated at the intersection of media studies, technology studies, and US foreign relations, this study frames the ill-fated radio initiatives as symptomatic of an increasingly troubled US-East Asian relationship before the P...

MICHAEL A. KRYSKO is Assistant Professor of history at Kansas State University, USA. Prior to joining the faculty at Kansas State in 2006, he was a member of the history department at Dowling College in New York. He currently lives in Manhattan, Kansas.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.88 × 5.75 × 0.98 inPublished:May 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: 'The great blessings that radio will engender in this old and populous land': American Expectations and Radio in China
'We owe nothing to their sensibilities': Federal Telegraph, the Open Door, and the Washington System in 1920s China
'We are not interested in the politics of the situation': The Radio Corporation of America in Nationalist China, 1928–1937
'By some it is doubted if the Chinese will ever become radio fans': Sino-American Relations and Chinese Broadcasting during the Interwar Era
'As if we lived on Maine St. in Kansas USA': Shortwave Broadcasting and American Mass Media in Wartime China
'Win China for Christ through radio': Religious Broadcasting and the American Missionary Movement in Nationalist China
'Unofficial radio hell-raiser': Radio News and US-Japanese Conflict on the Eve of the Pacific War
Conclusion
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