History and Nationalist Legitimacy in Contemporary China

History and Nationalist Legitimacy in Contemporary China

A Double-Edged Sword

Zhang, Qiang; Weatherley, Robert

Palgrave Macmillan






15 a 20 dias

86,99 €

This book examines how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has attempted to bolster its nationalist legitimacy through the utilisation of Chinese history. The aim is to remind the Chinese people that the CCP liberated China from imperialism after 1949 and has since restored national pride.
Introduction.- 1. Turning to Nationalism - Another Crisis of Regime Legitimacy for the CCP.- 2. Aggressive Nationalism - Utilising the Yuanmingyuan Incident.- 3. Aggressive Nationalism - The Legacy of Japanese Imperialism in China.- 4. Consensual Nationalism - The KMT and the Second Sino-Japanese War.- 5. Consensual Nationalism - The Republican Era and the Rise of Republican Fever.- Conclusion.
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