The North China Standard (1919–1930) is a crucially important source of insights into Sino-Japanese relations during the 1920s. A ‘semi-official’ organ of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Standard was one of the key English-language newspapers published in Beijing … an important research source for scholars of Chinese and Japanese history and East Asian media researching the environment of multi-power struggle in the region during the 1920s.
The English-language North-China Herald is the prime printed source in any language for the history of the foreign presence in China from around 1850 to 1940s. During this so-called ‘treaty century’ (1842-1943) the Western Powers established a strong presence in China through their protected enclaves in major cities. It was published weekly in Shanghai, at the heart of China’s encounter with the Euro-American world in a city at the forefront of developments in Chinese politics, culture, education and the economy. As the official journal for British consular notifications, and announcements of the Shanghai Municipal Council, it is the first — and sometimes only — point of reference for information and comment on a range of foreign and Chinese activities. Regularly it also features translations of Chinese official notifications and news.
An invaluable primary source for historical research on the modern period, especially China… This new Online Primary Source will enable far-reaching historical research and encourage the spirit of scholarly enquiry among historians of modern East Asia.