Chinese Identity and the “West”

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:
Chinese Identity and the “West”

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This chapter focuses on Chinese identity and Chinese nationalists' view of the West. It discusses Westerners' observation that the Chinese threat to both America and Japan is real and that it is the same as that from all dictatorships. The chapter comments on China's anti-American 1997 diatribe The Plot to Demonize China and highlights the repeated efforts of nationalists to construct a positive Chinese national identity at America's expense.

Keywords: Chinese identity; Chinese nationalists; West; America; Japan; dictatorships; Demonize China; national identity

Chapter.  4897 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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