RADIO BROADCASTING IN COMMUNIST CHINA
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
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The monograph deals with the rapid growth of a nationwide radio network in Communist China. The first phase 1949-1955 was the development of a radio monitoring system when radio news was transmitted to the public largely through trained monitors. The second phase 1956- was the development of a wired radio network when loudspeakers were set up in villages all over the country. A description is given of the development of radio technology, training of personnel, control of equipment, content of broadcasting, and general listening habits. Because of high illiteracy rates among the people and the controlled nature of broadcasting, the regime uses organized listening extensively with all the functional and dysfunctional consequences thereof.
- Radio Communications