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American Images of China: 1931-1949 (review)

American Images of China: 1931-1949 (review) 170 China Review International: Vol. 4, No. 1, Spring 1997 Lily Xiao Hong Lee teaches Chinese literature; her interests include the study ofChinese women. N OT E S 1. Liu Guande, "Wo de caini zai Aozhou" (My wealth is in Australia), Xiaoshuo jie (Fiction world), no. 3 (1991): 10-67, and Huangfu Jun, "Aozhou--Meili de huangyan" (Australia--Beautiful lies) Dianying, dianshi wenxue (Cinema and television literature), no. 3 (1991): 2-22. 2. Eugene A. Nida and Charles R. Taber, The Theory and Practice of Translation (Leiden: E. J. Brill for The United Bible Societies, 1969), pp. 22-28. T. Christopher Jespersen, American Images of China: 1931-1949. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996. xx, 189 pp. Hardcover $39.50, isbn 08047-2596-9. This is a richly detailed study of popular American images of Chiang Kai-shek's China during the eighteen-year period from the Japanese invasion of Manchuria to the Communist victory over the Nationalists. The author's primary focus is on individuals and organizations that played key roles in producing and marketing Americanized images of Chiang as a heroic Christian democrat, his wife as a selfsacrificing, courageous but demure first lady, and their country as a struggling, god-fearing, Asiatic America. Chapters 1 and 2 discuss Henry R. Luce, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

American Images of China: 1931-1949 (review)

China Review International , Volume 4 (1) – Mar 30, 1997

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170 China Review International: Vol. 4, No. 1, Spring 1997 Lily Xiao Hong Lee teaches Chinese literature; her interests include the study ofChinese women. N OT E S 1. Liu Guande, "Wo de caini zai Aozhou" (My wealth is in Australia), Xiaoshuo jie (Fiction world), no. 3 (1991): 10-67, and Huangfu Jun, "Aozhou--Meili de huangyan" (Australia--Beautiful lies) Dianying, dianshi wenxue (Cinema and television literature), no. 3 (1991): 2-22. 2. Eugene A. Nida and Charles R. Taber, The Theory and Practice of Translation (Leiden: E. J. Brill for The United Bible Societies, 1969), pp. 22-28. T. Christopher Jespersen, American Images of China: 1931-1949. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996. xx, 189 pp. Hardcover $39.50, isbn 08047-2596-9. This is a richly detailed study of popular American images of Chiang Kai-shek's China during the eighteen-year period from the Japanese invasion of Manchuria to the Communist victory over the Nationalists. The author's primary focus is on individuals and organizations that played key roles in producing and marketing Americanized images of Chiang as a heroic Christian democrat, his wife as a selfsacrificing, courageous but demure first lady, and their country as a struggling, god-fearing, Asiatic America. Chapters 1 and 2 discuss Henry R. Luce,

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Published: Mar 30, 1997

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