Examines the various forms of Chinese nationalism from the early twentieth century to the 1990s.
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.
Preface by William C. Kirby Introduction Nationalism and Society Creating a New Nation, Creating New Women: Women's Journalism and The Building ofNationalist Womanhood during the 1911 Revolution by Weikun Cheng A Patriotic Christian Leader in Changing China--Yu Rizhang in the Turbulent 1920s by Peter Chen-main Wang National Salvation and Cultural Reconstruction: Shanghai Professors' Responses to the National Crisis in the 1930s by Xiaoqun Xu Nationalism in the Context of Survival: The Sino-Japanese War Fought in a Local Arena, Zouping, 1937-1945 by Zhijian Shen Nationalism, the State, and Ideology Nationalism, Internationalism, and National Identity: China from 1895 to 1919 by Guoqi Xu Communism, Nationalism, Ethnicism, and China's "National Question," 1921-1945 by Xiaoyuan Liu Economic Nationalism versus Capitalist Economic Liberalism: The Negotiation oftheSino-American Commercial Treaty by C. X. George Wei War Culture, Nationalism, and Political Campaigns, 1950-1953 by James Z. Gao Restless Chinese Nationalist Currents in the 1980s and 1990s: A Comparative Reading ofRiver Elegy and China Can Say No by Toming Jun Liu Index