Chinese nationalism in perspective : historical and recent cases /

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Other Authors / Creators:Wei, C. X. George.
Liu, Xiaoyuan, 1952-
Format: Book
Imprint: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2001.
Series:Contributions to the study of world history ; no. 91.

Wei and Liu argue that Chinese nationalism is a multifaceted concept. At different historical moments and under certain circumstances, it had different meanings and interacted with other competing motives and interests. The authors of this timely volume, all of whom are of Chinese origin and bi-national education, have produced a balanced and non-culture-bound work of scholarship. It contains diverse, provocative, and in-depth analysis of both historical and recent case studies that can shed light on the contemporary incarnation of Chinese nationalism.

This interdisciplinary anthology looks at variants of Chinese nationalism upheld and contended by social groups, classes, and power-holders from the past to the present. The authors argue that nationalism can be supported by both patriotic and group- or party-oriented interest calculations. Forms of Chinese nationalism can result from situational as well as ideological conditions.

Physical Description:x, 246 pages ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Author Notes:Weikun Cheng is an Asian Historian and Assistant Professor at California State University, Chico
James Z. Gao is Assistant Professor of History at University of Maryland at College Park
Toming Jun Liu is Associate Professor in the Department of English at California State University, Los Angeles
Xiaoyuan Liu is Associate Professor of History at Iowa State University
Zhijia Shen is Assistant Professor and head of the East Asian Library at the University of Colorado at Boulder
Peter Chen-Main Wang is Professor of history at National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan
C.X. George Wei is Assistant Professor of History at Susquehanna University, Pennsylvania and "Guest Professor" of the Institute of History Research of the Shanghai Academy of Social Science
Guoqi Xu is Wen Chao Chen Assistant Professor of History, Kalamazoo College
Xiaoqun Xu is Associate Professor of History at Francis Marion University