Suisheng Zhao Outline - Suisheng Zhao Outline Nationalism...

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Suisheng Zhao Outline Nationalism is indispensable and a rational choice for advancing China’s national interest. Almost all powerful Chinese were nationalist in the sense that they all shared a bitterness of the past and wanted to rejuvenate China. China nationalism as eternal and objective, reflecting China’s domestic and international position in pursuing modernization V.S. China’s nationalism as an expression of interest of the political elite. Fear of China’s nationalism becoming aggressive b/c it was derived from the century of humiliation and shame. Affirmative Nationalism- emphasized an exclusive but powerful ‘us’ against a negative ‘them’ New Nationalism- replacing the dominant West with a new Chinese century Historical development shows that Chinese nationalism is a product a mixture of national revolution and social revolution. State Nationalism stresses political-territorial convergence. Ethnic Nationalism emphasizes cultural-ethnic identity. Building a single ethnic state. Liberal
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