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Inspiration for Inaction? Humour, Pain, and the Bystander Effect in English-language Cartoons on the Chinese War of Resistance Against Japan, 1931-1945

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dc.contributor.advisor Smith, Norman
dc.contributor.author Schwegler, Kirsten
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-16T14:14:59Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-16T14:14:59Z
dc.date.copyright 2019-05
dc.date.created 2019-04-22
dc.date.issued 2019-05-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/16116
dc.description.abstract During World War II, North American and British cartoonists published wartime propaganda to demonize Germany, Italy, and Japan. Yet, there were a significantly smaller number of cartoons on Japanese aggression in China. This thesis is occupied with British and Canadian perspectives of the Chinese War of Resistance Against Japan from 1931 to 1945. It analyzes the political cartoons that were published during this period by three news institutions, the North China Herald in Shanghai, the Globe and Mail in Toronto, and Punch in London. The news institutions are regarded as facets of British opinion on Sino-Japanese relations and that British and Canadian cartoonists demonstrated more interest in the war in Europe than the war in East Asia, as British and Canadian governments demonstrated the same ideology. This thesis examines four cartoons from each news institution as evidence that they inspired inaction in viewers rather than mobilization to aid China. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Guelph en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ *
dc.subject British perspective en_US
dc.subject Canadian perspective en_US
dc.subject Chinese War of Resistance Against Japan en_US
dc.subject English-language cartoons en_US
dc.subject political cartoons en_US
dc.title Inspiration for Inaction? Humour, Pain, and the Bystander Effect in English-language Cartoons on the Chinese War of Resistance Against Japan, 1931-1945 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme History en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of History en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Guelph en_US


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