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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