Book Details

Book title: CHINA’S DISCURSIVE NATIONALISM: Contending in Softer Realms
Author(s): Bhavna Singh
ISBN: 978-81-8274-651-0
Publication Year: 2012
Binding: HB
Pages: 229
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Despite its comparatively monolithic-constitutive base in terms of a Han majority, China incessantly struggles to establish its legitimacy, both domestically and internationally, Towards this endeavor, China is increasingly relying on manifestation of soft-power techniques by creating a cultural ambience of the peaceful rise of China to achieve its nationalistic goals, further reinforced by an endemic discourse of nationalism. This work identifies a range of structural as well as personality factors which continue to shape the trajectory of domestic Chinese nationalism and its projection internationally. Beginning with the delineation of ‘nationalism as understood by China’s political leadership’ such as Sun Yatsen and Mao Zedong, a detailed analysis of the Chinese public and sphere in terms of its Internet, Literature, Cinema and Sports, especially the Beijing Olympics in 2008, has been made. The book will be of enduring interest to both scholars and students of Chinese as well as practitioners and policymakers interested in China.

ABOUT Author


Bhavna Singh is a Doctoral Research Scholar at the Centre for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharal Nehru University. Alumna of the Lady Shri Ram College, she has been working with the China Research Programme at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) since June 2010. She is currently involved in projects related to Chinese nationalism, especially Conflict and Integration in Xinjiang, Tibet and Inner Mongolia and China’s foreign policy with regards to US, Japan, India and Central Asia.

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