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Title: Media events and missionary periodicals: the case of the Boxer War, 1900–1901
Authors: Klein, Thoralf
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press © American Society of Church History
Citation: KLEIN, T., 2013. Media events and missionary periodicals: the case of the Boxer War, 1900–1901. Church History, 82 (2), pp. 399 - 404.
Abstract: Missionary periodicals, like their secular counterparts (newspapers and magazines), had the potential to create and sustain media events—those rare and precious times when news coverage breaks out of the confines of its daily routines, allowing contemporaneous themes to surface and occupy center stage. However, mission publications had their specific ways of presenting these issues, which are cast most sharply into relief when the underlying occurrences affected both missions and society at large. It is at those junctures that mission publications became more receptive towards broader political, social, and cultural trends; conversely, society took greater notice of missionary activities than usual during these times.
Description: This article was published in the journal Church History [© American Society of Church History] and the definitive version is also available from Cambridge Journals Online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0009640713000085
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1017/S0009640713000085
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15757
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0009640713000085
ISSN: 0009-6407
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