American Radio in China: International Encounters with by Michael A. Krysko

By Michael A. Krysko

Interwar period efforts to extend US radio into China floundered within the face of incorrect US guidelines and ways. positioned on the intersection of media reviews, know-how experiences, and US overseas kinfolk, this learn frames the ill-fated radio tasks as symptomatic of an more and more stricken US-East Asian dating sooner than the Pacific conflict.

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The Chinese nationalism that threatened Federal continued to strengthen. RCA’s public commitment to Schwerin’s Federal project camouflaged growing doubts about the logic of continuing the partnership. At mid- decade, Federal Telegraph’s China ambitions were perilously close to demise. Locking the Open Door: Federal Telegraph in the shadow of the Washington system On Christmas Eve 1924, Japan proposed to the State Department a solution for the Federal stalemate. ” Supported by the British, the Japanese proposed a threefold cooperative structure in which Mitsui, Federal and Marconi would pool their rights.

The naval limitations imposed by the Five Power Treaty (ratified by the “Four Power” signatories along with Italy) tried to end a burgeoning naval arms race in the Pacific. The Nine Power Treaty – whose adherents included the United States, Japan, and China – committed the signatories to respecting the Open Door policy. 32 Given the Washington Conference’s commitment to international cooperation and its affirmation of the Open Door, Federal still confronted one additional obstacle: funding. Although the 1921 bond agreement spelled out China’s obligations to the project, Federal lacked the funds to begin its share of the work.

In this context, was long-term Japanese-American cooperation that MacMurray idealized, often seen as the main casualty of the Washington System’s demise, actually a realistic possibility? Ultimately, the Federal Telegraph Company squandered its opportunity in 1920s China. Rennie Schwerin and his US government allies relied on dated assumptions about China and consistently underestimated the power and legitimacy of Chinese nationalism. They refused to consider how concessions to China might have ultimately helped Federal execute its contractual rights.

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