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China's New NationalismPride, Politics, and Diplomacy$
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Peter Hays Gries

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520232976

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520232976.001.0001

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Popular Nationalism and the Fate of the Nation

Popular Nationalism and the Fate of the Nation

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(p.116) Chapter 7 Popular Nationalism and the Fate of the Nation
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China's New Nationalism
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Peter Hays Gries

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520232976.003.0008

This chapter examines the motivation for popular nationalism in China. It explains that Chinese and Western observers of Chinese nationalism have long disagreed over who the agents of Chinese nationalism are. Chinese pundits ascribe agency to the masses, while Westerners point to the elites. The chapter highlights the tendency of Chinese commentators to describe Chinese nationalism as a mass or popular movement.

Keywords:   popular nationalism, China, masses, elites, mass movement, Western observers, popular movement

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