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Chinese Nationalism in the Global Era

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Christopher Hughes|
Routledge (3 March 2006)

The twentieth century has been a century of nationalism in China, beginning with the nationalist revolution of 1911. Drawing on the explosion of writings about nationalism in the Chinese speaking world, this new book highlights the main themes of the Chinese nationalist tradition and shows how they are central to the discourse of Chinese politics and foreign policy today.

The study analyses trends within Chinese nationalism, explaining the principles behind contemporary debates as they have unfolded since the late 1980s. Presenting a number of perspectives including those of the state and dissent in mainland China, as well as alternative views from Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Chinese diaspora, Dr Hughes sets current discussions within the context of the long history of Chinese nationalism.

One of the first systematic treatments of Chinese nationalism, Chinese Nationalism in the Global Era provides conceptual insights allowing the reader to grasp the complex weave of Chinese nationalist sentiment today and implications for the future.

Christopher R. Hughes is senior lecturer in International Relations at LSE, where he was director of the Asia Research Centre from 2002-05.   

Public lecture

Dr Hughes will mark the launch of this book with a public lecture at LSE on Monday 6 March. Click here for more information.| 

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