A Newspaper for China?: Power, Identity, and Change in Shanghai's News Media, 1872-1912

A Newspaper for China?: Power, Identity, and Change in Shanghai's News Media, 1872-1912

by Barbara Mittler
     
 

In 1872 in the treaty port of Shanghai, British merchant Ernest Major founded one of the longest-lived and most successful of modern Chinese-language newspapers, the Shenbao. This book sets out to analyze how the managers of the Shenbao made their alien product acceptable to Chinese readers and how foreign-style newspapers became alternative modes ofSee more details below

Overview

In 1872 in the treaty port of Shanghai, British merchant Ernest Major founded one of the longest-lived and most successful of modern Chinese-language newspapers, the Shenbao. This book sets out to analyze how the managers of the Shenbao made their alien product acceptable to Chinese readers and how foreign-style newspapers became alternative modes of communication acknowledged as a powerful part of the Chinese public sphere within a few years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674012172
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
12/15/2003
Series:
Harvard East Asian Monographs Series, #226
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 5.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : the Chinese public sphere and the power of the press1
1An alien medium domesticated : transformations of the new(s)paper in China43
2In the words of the sages : authority and style in the Chinese newspaper118
3Making the Chinese state go public? : power and vision in the Jingbao reprint173
4Fair-sexing it : constructing the female reader245
5"Multiple personalities" : image and voice of the Shanghairen312
6The nature of Chinese nationalism : reading Shanghai newspapers, 1900-1925361
Conclusion : the power of the press - revisited409
Finding list of Shenbao articles485

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