By Michael A. Krysko
Interwar period efforts to extend US radio into China floundered within the face of mistaken US guidelines and techniques. located on the intersection of media experiences, expertise stories, and US international family, this research frames the ill-fated radio projects as symptomatic of an more and more bothered US-East Asian dating earlier than the Pacific conflict.
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44 The Chinese minister quickly grew disgusted with Schwerin. 3 Shi Zhaoji, 1936 (Harris and Ewing Collection, Prints and Photograph Division, Library of Congress) counterproposals to Chinese demands particularly galling. Schwerin seemed to want to avoid any concession to Chinese concerns. Schwerin adamantly refused to consider Shi’s proposal that a Chinese government official be empowered with real decision-making authority over the Federal project to protect Chinese interests. 45 By the middle of 1924, negotiations broke down.
The Princeton and Columbia-educated MacMurray had served as an American delegate to the Washington Conference, where he helped shape the Washington consensus on pursuing gradual reform in China (in opposition to nationalist demands for a more rapid rollback of imperialism). He also had little patience for Chinese nationalist concerns about the Federal project. 58 Events in China, however, soon forced MacMurray to reconsider that position on Federal, if not his intransigence against Chinese nationalism.
Not needed by the Navy anymore, Federal’s control of these patents were essential to company’s ability to execute its State Department-supported China contract. ”12 Hughes was also responding to strong Japanese protests against Federal. In February 1918, Japan’s Mitsui Bussan Kaisha13 had negotiated a communications agreement with China’s Ministry of the Navy. This contract gave Mitsui a full monopoly on China’s international communications once a sixty-year monopoly arrangement with Denmark’s Great Northern Telegraph Company lapsed in 1931.
American Radio in China: International Encounters with Technology and Communications, 1919-41 (Palgrave Studies in the History) by Michael A. Krysko