Author MacKinnon, Stephen R, author
Title China reporting : an oral history of American journalism in the 1930s and 1940s / Stephen R. MacKinnon and Oris Friesen
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, 1987
book jacket
 Modern History Library  940.53 M158    DUE 05-20-23    MHE0017791
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  940.53 M2168 1987    AVAILABLE    30500100447328
 RCHSS Library  DS777.533.P825 U65 1987    AVAILABLE    30560400112238
 Ethnology Library  DS777.533.P825 U65 1987    AVAILABLE    30520020425824
Descript xxx, 230 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-218) and index
"China Reporting documents the gathering of American journalists, diplomats and China scholars, "old China hands" all, who met in 1982 to discuss their experience in China. In 1982, a group of reporters and diplomats who had been in China between 1930 and 1950 met in Scottsdale, Ariz., to discuss press coverage of events in those years. Among them were John Hersey, John Fairbank and Annalee Jacoby Fadiman. These excerpts from the conference transcript suggest that those attending generally praised what they perceived to be their objectivity and ability to overcome censorship. MacKinnon, who teaches at Arizona State, and Friesen, an engineer, are less laudatory, pointing out that the inability of most Americans in China during that crucial period to speak the language rendered them incapable of discerning popular sentiment."--Publishers Weekly
Subject Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 -- Foreign public opinion, American
China -- History -- Civil War, 1945-1949 -- Foreign public opinion, American
Foreign correspondents -- United States
Foreign correspondents -- China
Alt Author Friesen, Oris