Western Journalists on Japan, China and Greater East Asia, 1897-1956 (10 Vols. Set)

Series 2: Pioneering Women Journalists, 1919-1949

Editor: Peter O'Connor
Western Journalists on Japan, China and Greater East Asia, 1897-1956, planned as a collection in four series of 10-volume sets, offers a significant primary source of journalistic memoir and journalism relating to East Asia, Japan's brief empire in South-East Asia, civil war and communist unification in China and the Cold War in East Asia over a period of six decades. With a Foreword by Waseda University’s Tsuchiya Reiko and a General Introduction by Series Editor Peter O’Connor, each Series contextualises dispatches to Western newspapers and highlights on-the-spot reports and memoirs from Anglophone Western and Asian journalists based in East and South-East Asia and writing for locally-published English-language newspapers. Series 2: Pioneering Women Journalists, 1919-1949 comprises 16 full-length volumes (c.4100 pages), opening with Ellen La Motte’s Peking Dust (1919) and concluding with Anna Louise Strong’s The Chinese Conquer China (1949).

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EUR €1,686.00USD $2,233.00

Biographical Note

Peter O'Connor, Ph.D. (London) and Professor, Musashino University, Tokyo, has published papers and edited collections on the international media history of East Asia. His highly-regarded monograph, The English-language Press Networks of East Asia, 1918-1945 was published by Global Oriental in 2011.

Table of contents

General Introduction: Peter O'Connor Volume 1 La Motte, Ellen, Peking Dust (1919) (New York: Century). La Motte, Ellen, The Ethics of Opium (1924) (New York: Century). Volume 2 Harrison, Marguerite (1924) Red Bear or Yellow Dragon? (New York: George H. Doran Company). Volume 3 Munday, Madeleine C. (1935) Far East (London: S. Paul). Munday, Madeleine C. (1940?) Rice Bowl Broken (London: Hutchinson). Volume 4 Booker, Edna Lee [Edna Lee Potter] (1941 [1940]) News is my Job: A Correspondent in War-Torn China (New York: Macmillan). Volume 5 Sues, Ilona Ralf (1944) Shark’s Fins and Millet (New York: Garden City Publishing). Volume 6 Oakes, Vanya (1943) White Man’s Folly (Boston: Houghton Mifflin). Volume 7 Haven, Violet Sweet (1944) Gentlemen of Japan: A Study in Rapist Diplomacy. With a Foreword by James R. Young (Chicago, New York: Ziff-Davis). Volume 8 Hahn, Emily (1946 [1941]) Hong Kong Holiday (New York: Doubleday & Company). Thorbecke, Ellen (1938?) Hong Kong, photographed and depicted by Ellen Thorbecke with sketches by Schiff (Shanghai: North China Daily News & Herald Ltd.). Volume 9 Thorbecke, Ellen (1937?) Shanghai, photographed and depicted by Ellen Thorbecke with sketches by Schiff (Shanghai: North China Daily News & Herald Ltd.). Argall, Phyllis (1945) Prisoner in Japan (London: Geoffrey Bles, 52 Doughty Street, London W.C.1.). Volume 10 Strong, Anna Louise (1939) China Fights for Freedom. Foreword by Madame Chiang Kai-shek (London: Lindsay Drummond). Strong, Anna Louise (1948) Tomorrow's China (New York Committee for a Democratic Far Eastern Policy). Strong, Anna Louise (1949) The Chinese Conquer China (New York: Henry Doubleday).

Readership

This Series and the Collection as a whole constitute a crucial resource for students of and specialists on the modern international media history of East and South-East Asia. Pioneering Women Journalists, 1919-1949 also holds considerable relevance for students of intellectual history and the international relations of East and South-East Asia.

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