Voice of China

From Ohio History Central

The Voice of China was a pro-China newsletter published in Cleveland, Ohio, during the late 1930s.

Although most Chinese Ohioans were not first generation Americans, they still tried to retain close ties to Chinese culture and their ancestors' homeland. For example, Cleveland's Chinese population actively sought to assist China during the Sino-Japanese War of the late 1930s and the early 1940s. To do so, in 1938, the Cleveland Chinese Student Club began publication of the Voice of China. This publication, which was a quarterly newsletter, lobbied the United States government to end any aid, especially the exportation of scrap iron and oil, to Japan, China's opponent in the Sino-Japanese War. The newsletter ceased publication by the war's end in 1945.

See Also


  1. Van Tassel, David D., and John J. Grabowski, eds. The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996.