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Deans, Philip (2005) 'Nationalism and National Self Assertion in the People's Republic of China: State Patriotism versus Popular Nationalism?' Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, 21. pp. 45-63.

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Abstract

Nationalism and national self-assertion have been core values of the Chinese Communist Party throughout its history and also represent a key narrative of Chinese history in the 20th century, although the social bases from which the nationalism derives and the manner in which this nationalism is expressed have changed over time. From the 1990s onwards, the party-state's prefferred discourse on nationalism has been couched in terms of patriotism, while a popular nationalism has emerged, which at times goes beyond and challenges that of the party-state. The implications of this are addressed in the present paper wiht regard to the PRC's relations with Taiwan and Japan and with regard to the debate on ideology and Asian Values. It is argued that rising popular nationalism increasingly challenges state autonomy in the first two areas, but tends to be supportive of the state with regard to the third.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Politics and International Studies
ISSN: 13954199
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.22439/cjas.v21i0.39
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2007 13:38
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/2876

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