• Michael A. Krysko
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media book series (PSHM)


Interwar era professions that international radio in East Asia would forge a mutually prosperous and friendship-based international community consistently fell short of expectations. Time and again, the specific initiatives to develop an American presence in Chinese radiotelegraphy and broadcasting propelled considerable conflict in American-East Asian relations. The friendship-and trade-based international community envisioned by many interwar era radio enthusiasts remained out of reach. Instead, American radio initiatives in China from 1919 to 1941 consistently underscored and antagonized the incompatible visions that Americans, Chinese, and Japanese held for the future of East Asia.


American Interest American Effort American Audience American Radio Nationalist Regime 
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  • Michael A. Krysko
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  1. 1.Kansas State UniversityUSA

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