Print, profit, and perception : ideas, information and knowledge in Chinese societies, 1895-1949 / edited by Pei-yin Lin and Weipin Tsai.

Leiden, [The Netherlands] : Brill, 2014.
China Studies 28.
China Studies, 1570-1344 ; Volume 28
1 online resource (285 p.)
Printing -- Social aspects -- China -- History -- 20th century.
Printing -- Social aspects -- Taiwan -- History -- 20th century.
Capitalism -- Social aspects -- China -- History -- 20th century.
Capitalism -- Social aspects -- Taiwan -- History -- 20th century.
Intercultural communication -- Case studies.
Transnationalism -- Case studies.
China -- Relations -- Taiwan.
Taiwan -- Relations -- China.
China -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Taiwan -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Electronic books.
Print, Profit, and Perception examines the dynamic cross-cultural exchanges occurring in China and Taiwan from the first Sino-Japanese War to the mid-twentieth century. Drawing examples from various genres, this interdisciplinary volume presents nine empirically grounded case studies on the growth in the production, dissemination and consumption of texts, which lay behind a dramatic expansion of knowledge. The chapters collectively address the co-existence of globalization and localization processes in the period. By taking into account intra-Asian cultural encounters and tracing the multiple competing forces encountered by many, this book offers a fresh and compelling take on how individuals and social groups participated in transnational conceptual flows. Contributors include: Paul Bailey, Che-chia Chang, Elizabeth Emrich, Tze-ki Hon, Max K.W. Huang, Mei-e Huang, Mike Shi-chi Lan, Pei-yin Lin, and Weipin Tsai.
Preliminary Material
Introduction / Pei-yin Lin and Weipin Tsai
1 Cultural Connections in a New Global Space: Li Shizeng and the Chinese Francophile Project in the Early Twentieth Century / Paul J. Bailey
2 Health and Hygiene in Late Qing China as Seen Through the Eyes of Japanese Travelers / Che-chia Chang
3 Modernity through Experimentation: Lu Xun and the Modern Chinese Woodcut Movement / Elizabeth Emrich
4 Technology, Markets, and Social Change: Print Capitalism in Early Twentieth-Century China / Tze-ki Hon
5 Medical Advertising and Cultural Translation: The Case of Shenbao in Early Twentieth-Century China / Max K. W. Huang
6 Planet in Print: The Scientific Imagination in Zheng Kunwu’s Fiction during Taiwan’s Colonial Period / Mei-e Huang
7 Shaping Perception of the Second World War: A Study of Textbooks in Taiwan in the 1940's / Shi-chi Mike Lan
8 Envisioning the Reading Public: Profit Motives of a Chinese-Language Tabloid in Wartime Taiwan / Pei-yin Lin
9 The First Casualty: Truth, Lies and Commercial Opportunism in Chinese Newspapers during the First Sino-Japanese War / Weipin Tsai
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Tsai, Weipin, 1974-
Lin, Pei-yin.
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