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Causes and characteristics of contemporary Chinese nationalism revived

Author YangHongXiao
Tutor ZhuFang
School Fudan University
Course Political Theory
Keywords Nationalism Event The post - Cold War era Modernization
Type Master's thesis
Year 2010
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Nationalism is the one of the most important themes in modern Chinese, has an important role in the social and political changes in China in modern times. Since the 1990s, China's social re-emergence of a wave of nationalism trend and become one of the most important force in the social life. How do you see contemporary Chinese nationalism is a very important issue. In this paper, the perspective of nationalism event, expand the analysis of contemporary Chinese nationalism. In China, nationalism is modern times along with the contact with the West and the late Qing Dynasty modern Chinese nationalism and the initial development period, the Republic of nationalism tend depth and undergoing structural changes during the New Era of China nationalism and ideology mixed together with inextricably linked. Nationalism since the 1990s, occurred under this important social and historical background of the post-Cold War era, the background to our understanding of contemporary Chinese nationalism is of great significance. Against this background mainly at the international level for the Globalization and World new wave of nationalism at the domestic level, mainly for ideological crisis and the rise of China. The main reason for the resurgence of contemporary Chinese nationalism can be attributed to: Foreign Relations conflicts of stimulation; inspired by the rise of China; government and the role of intellectuals. Analysis of the content of the performance of the contemporary Chinese nationalism, we can find: contemporary Chinese nationalism demands of the core objectives of national unity and national development of a strong, showing the characteristics of nationalism and nation-building in China play a positive supporting role, a feature of Chinese nationalism gradually formed in the development of the modern history. People is the main body of the contemporary Chinese nationalist movement, people nationalism is both a support of the government, and sometimes also a challenge; contemporary Chinese nationalism is the performance of simple national sentiment of the people, the lack of theoretical self-consciousness, showing the unstable nature. Cyber-nationalism is an important form of the development of Chinese nationalism, the network with its own rapid development and obvious advantages, opens a new space for the development of nationalism. Finally, we discuss nationalism can not leave modern nationalism and modern combination, the combination of nationalism and authoritarianism provides a possible way for China to achieve modernization. Contemporary Chinese nationalism since the 1990s revival, the development is very rapid, both on the national construction and development positive side, there are also shortcomings and deficiencies side. How to grasp the degree between globalization and the development of the nation-state, is still a problem to be solved.

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