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Dragon Boat Festival and Chinese Nation-Building in Xinjiang
June 14, 2021

Dragon Boat Festival and Chinese Nation-Building in Xinjiang

By Timothy Grose
Forced observances of Han holidays are part of the CCP campaign to remake ethno-national loyalties among Turkic groups in Xinjiang.

As the Government Pulls Back, China’s Boycott Against International Brands Loses Steam
March 30, 2021

As the Government Pulls Back, China’s Boycott Against International Brands Loses Steam

By Jo Kim
While China’s efforts to name and shame foreign brands sometimes work, more often than not, brands and businesses simply have to wait out the nationalist outcry.
Parsing China’s ‘Cancel Culture’
January 26, 2021

Parsing China’s ‘Cancel Culture’

By Gabriel Fung
How does China use nationalism in international brand controversies? And where are its limits?

Bill Hayton on the Invention of the Chinese Nation
October 27, 2020

Bill Hayton on the Invention of the Chinese Nation

By Sebastian Strangio
"Particular memories of the past have been cultivated and popularized in China to justify the claims and actions of the current leadership."

Korean Super Group BTS Faces Uproar in China Over War Comments
October 14, 2020

Korean Super Group BTS Faces Uproar in China Over War Comments

By Associated Press
China’s nationalists bristled at a mention of U.S.-South Korea cooperation in Korean War, fought against China and North Korea.

COVID-19 Has Dimmed Xi’s Approval Ratings Abroad – But Not in China
October 09, 2020

COVID-19 Has Dimmed Xi’s Approval Ratings Abroad – But Not in China

By Sungmin Cho
Why have Chinese citizens shown even stronger support for Xi Jinping during the COVID-19 crisis?

Who Is the Real Mulan?
September 04, 2020

Who Is the Real Mulan?

By Jessie Lau
The current film has sparked a fierce fight over Mulan’s soul: what she should represent, both as a symbol for women and for Chinese-ness.
Trouble on China’s Periphery: The Stability-Instability Paradox
August 18, 2020

Trouble on China’s Periphery: The Stability-Instability Paradox

By David Skidmore
Today's Chinese nationalism is built on CCP loyalty and Han culture and identity – and thus leaves out a large number of China’s people.

The World Is Falling for China’s Hong Kong Trap
July 18, 2020

The World Is Falling for China’s Hong Kong Trap

By Andrei Lungu
With the national security law, the CCP created for itself the perfect opportunity to pit China against “foreign hostile forces.”

The World Is Awakening to China’s Sharp Power
June 23, 2020

The World Is Awakening to China’s Sharp Power

By Simon Shen
China's sharp power first began to be displayed in Hong Kong. Now it is seen all over the world.

The Chinese People Step up to Enforce China’s Nationalist Propaganda
May 05, 2020

The Chinese People Step up to Enforce China’s Nationalist Propaganda

By Jo Kim
Other countries need to take hyper-nationalistic rhetoric seriously, as it is both a top-down and bottom-up phenomenon.  
China’s Digital Cultural Revolution
April 29, 2020

China’s Digital Cultural Revolution

By Johanna M. Costigan and Xu Xin
Hyper-nationalist online attacks, like the campaign against Fang Fang, have disturbing parallels to the Mao era.

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