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Introduction <i>Dragon Slayers and Panda Huggers</i>

Peter Hays Gries

in China's New Nationalism

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780520232976
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520931947 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520232976.003.0001
Introduction Dragon Slayers and Panda Huggers

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This introductory chapter explains the theme of this book, which is about the stand of Chinese nationalists about Western aggression. The book investigates whether China is out to settle old scores with the West or is seeking to incorporate itself peacefully into the world system. It describes the so-called fourth generation of Chinese nationalists and provides Chinese nationalists' perceptions on China's two most important rivals: America and Japan.

Keywords: Chinese nationalists; Western aggression; China; America; Japan

Chapter.  3747 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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