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Author Judge, Joan, 1958-

Title Print and politics : 'Shibao' and the culture of reform in late Qing China / Joan Judge
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1996


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Description xii, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Studies of the East Asian Institute
Studies of the East Asian Institute.
Contents 1. The Power of Print in the Late Qing: The Rise of the Political Press -- 2. The Shibao Journalists: Political and Cultural Brokers in the New Middle Realm -- 3. Theorizing the Middle Realm: Classical and Contemporary Sources of Authority -- 4. From Subjects to Citizens -- 5. Forging a New Citizenry -- 6. The Common People's Cause -- 7. Minquan and Guanquan: Popular Power Versus Official Power -- 8. The Institutionalization of the Middle Realm -- 9. The Reformists' Base of Operations -- Conclusion: The Fate of the Middle Realm -- App. A. Biographical Index of Journalists and a Word on Pseudonyms -- App. B. Background to the Late Qing Popular Uprisings
Summary "Print and Politics offers a cultural history of a late Qing newspaper, Shibao, the most influential reform daily of its time. Exploring the simultaneous emergence of a new print culture and a new culture of politics in early-twentieth-century China, the book treats Shibao as both institution and text and demonstrates how the journalists who wrote for the paper attempted to take out a "middle realm" of discourse and practice." "Chronicling the role these journalists played in educational and constitutional organizations, as well as their involvement in major issues of the day, it analyzes their essays as political documents and as cultural artifacts. Particular attention is paid to the language the journalists used, the cultural constructs they employed to structure their arguments, and the multiple sources of authority they appealed to in advancing their claims for reform."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Bibliography: p269-289. - Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Shi bao.
Press and politics -- China.
China -- Politics and government -- 1644-1912.
LC no. 96015405
ISBN 0804727414