Changing Times and Media Transformations

The Case of Ta Kung Pao 1902-1966

Edited by: Rong Xinchun

Ta Kung Pao has been one of the most influential newspapers in modern China. The inaugural issue was published in Tianjing in 1902, and it was subsequently published in Shanghai, Hankou, Hong Kong, Guiling, and Chongqing, followed by Hong Kong and Macao after 1949. The last mainland China issue of Ta Kung Pao was published in 1966. Ta Kung Pao has witnessed some of the key events in the creation of modern day China, including the Revolution of 1911 and the founding of the new republic. It was then designated by the Propaganda Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China as the government's official newspaper, covering all international, political, and economic news. Now available outside of China for the very first time, this insightful book is a detailed study of the evolution of the media in China, as seen through the history and the pages of Ta Kung Pao. It's a faithful documentation of China's political and economic modernization. The book discloses for the very first time the stories behind the stories, and the paper's true status and function within China's foreign relations strategies. The coverage includes dissections of the key articles, commentaries, and editorials. These documents are important historical material for anybody studying the development of modern day China. *** Librarians: ebook available (Series: The Media in China) [Subject: History, Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Media Studies, Journalism, Politics]

300 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/2017
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781844643394