This series provides a comprehensive history of journalism in China. It chronicles two millennia of journalistic history from the 2nd century BC to the 1990s, and includes coverage of newspapers, periodicals, news agencies, broadcast television, photography, documentary film, journal cartoons, journal education, as well as information about reporters, journalists, and other aspects of journalism. Volume 4 offers a detailed depiction of the development of journalism in China from the 1911 Revolution until the end of the Long March. This chaotic period witnessed the confrontation between the conventional and conservative feudal powers and the emerging and invative revolutionary forces. In this period, foreigners also founded their own newspapers, news agencies, and radio stations in the country. In addition to covering major historical incidents such as the May Fourth Movement, the founding of the CPC, and the First KMT-CPC United Front, this book provides a systematic account of the political circumstances of the era and the publications in China at that time.
Fang Hanqi is a Professor Emeritus of Journalism at Renmin University of China. He has been called the Father of China's Modern Journalism. He is the Director of the Chinese Journalism Association and Honorary Chairman of the Chinese Journalism History Association. He is the author of Newspaper in Ancient China, The Press History (1979), The Press History of Modern China (1981), Press and Journalists in the History (1991), The Great Newspaper and Journalists.