Framing China

Media Images and Political Debates in Britain, the USA and Switzerland, 1900-1950
Knüsel, Ariane
Date published: 
August 2012

In this ground-breaking book, Ariane Knüsel examines how China was portrayed in political debates and the media in Britain, the USA and Switzerland between 1900 and 1950. By focusing on the political, economic, cultural and social context that led to the construction of the particular images of China in each country, the author demonstrates that national interests, anxieties and issues influenced the way China was framed and resulted in different portrayals of China in each country.