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).
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 )
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 )
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).
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.