Week 13-2 Nationalism (2)

Week 13-2 Nationalism (2) - • The early years of the...

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Nativism Main Ideas China’s decline is primarily due to foreign invasion and pressures. The eradication of foreign influences (and the return to tradition) is the way to revive national strength Confrontation Confrontational policies toward the West and Japan (Anti- imperialism) Example Mao’s policies (GLF, CR, Anti -foreign policies) Three Patterns of Chinese Nationalism
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Anti-traditionalism Main Ideas China’s tradition is the source of its weakness. Call for the complete rejection of Chinese tradition and boundless adoption of Western values Adaptation Foreign models of modernization Example The May Fourth Movement in 1919
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Unformatted text preview: • The early years of the 1980s when China opened its door Three Patterns of Chinese Nationalism • Pragmatism – Main Ideas • The lack of modernization (political decay, technological backwardness, and economic weakness) is the reason why China became an easy target for Western imperialism . • Adopt whatever approach that may make China strong. – Assertion • Its orientation in world affairs is assertive in defending and seeking China’s national interests – Example • Deng Xiaoping’s pragmatic approach to economic reform Three Patterns of Chinese Nationalism...
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2011 for the course POLC 3020 taught by Professor Kim during the Fall '10 term at Tulane.

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