Soft-boiled, anti-communist romance: The Story Paper and Liu Yichang's A Singapore Story

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Abstract

Based on a study of Liu Yichang’s writings for a US-financed literary tabloid, this chapter brings into focus the interplay between Cold War transnationalism and the Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia, during the period when Hong Kong served as a key center for print media and publishing. It builds on pioneering studies of US-funded institutions and their mobilization of intermediaries, intellectuals, publishers and writers to participate in locally produced book and newspaper publication programs in an effort to contain communism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChineseness and the Cold War
Subtitle of host publicationContested Cultures and Diaspora in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong
EditorsJeremy Taylor, Lanjun Xu
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter5
Pages94–109
Number of pages16
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781003211976
ISBN (Print)9781032078892
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2021

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