A Newspaper for China?

A Newspaper for China?

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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 qShenbao.q This book sets out to analyze how the managers of the qShenbaoq 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.Both Chinese and foreigners have described the coming of the newspaper to China as the introduction of an alien medium. ... next two chapters explore further the conditions that made possible the successful transfer of the newspaper to China, taking a closer look at the exterior and interior makeup of Chinese newspapers.

Title:A Newspaper for China?
Author:Barbara Mittler
Publisher:Harvard Univ Asia Center - 2004


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