China's New Nationalism: Pride, Politics, and Diplomacy / Edition 1

China's New Nationalism: Pride, Politics, and Diplomacy / Edition 1

by Peter Hays Gries
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520244826

ISBN-13: 9780520244825

Pub. Date: 07/05/2005

Publisher: University of California Press

Three American missiles hit the Chinese embassy in Belgrade in May 1999. Americans view this event as an appalling and tragic mistake. Many Chinese see it as a "barbaric" and intentional "criminal act" - the latest in a long series of Western aggressions against China. Peter Hays Gries explores how perception and sentiment have influenced the growth of popular…  See more details below

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Three American missiles hit the Chinese embassy in Belgrade in May 1999. Americans view this event as an appalling and tragic mistake. Many Chinese see it as a "barbaric" and intentional "criminal act" - the latest in a long series of Western aggressions against China. Peter Hays Gries explores how perception and sentiment have influenced the growth of popular nationalism in China. At a time when China's foreign and domestic policies have profound ramifications worldwide, Gries offers a rare, in-depth look at the nature of China's new nationalism, particularly as it affects Sino-American and Sino-Japanese relations, two bilateral associations that carry extraordinary implications for peace and stability in the twenty-first century.

Gries traces the emergence of this new nationalism through recent Chinese books, magazines, movies, television shows, posters, and cartoons. Anti-Western sentiment, once created and encouraged by China's ruling PRC, has been taken up independently by a new generation of Chinese. Deeply rooted in narratives about past "humiliations" at the hands of the West and impassioned nations of Chinese identity, popular nationalism is now undermining the Communist Party's monopoly of political discourse, threatening the regime's stability. As readable as it is closely researched, this timely book analyzes the impact that popular nationalism will have on twenty-first century China and the world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520244825
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
07/05/2005
Series:
Philip E. Lilienthal Book in Asian Studi
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
975,953
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction: Dragon Slayers and Panda Huggers1
1Saving Face13
2Chinese Identity and the "West"30
3A "Century of Humiliation"43
4The "Kissinger Complex"54
5Victors or Victims?69
6China's Apology Diplomacy86
7Popular Nationalism and the Fate of the Nation116
8Chinese Nationalism and U.S.-China Relations in the Twenty-First Century135
Notes151
Bibliography181
Acknowledgments201
Index205

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