June 19, 2022
The Complex Nationalism of China’s Gen-Z
By Brian Wong
China’s youngest generation is often associated with hyper-nationalism. That oversimplifies their complex, individualized relationships with their country.
March 19, 2022
The Unintended Consequences of China’s Stance on Ukraine
By Yimei Liu
China’s censored social media environment makes it difficult to judge public opinion. But the pro-Russia narrative that has emerged is having a real impact on ordinary people.
February 17, 2022
Chinese Olympians Balance Politics and Sport
By Patrick Beyrer
Chinese athletes must navigate not only their chosen sports but also CCP redlines, online nationalism, and corporate demands.
October 16, 2021
Beijing’s Balancing Act on China-US Relations
By Brian Wong
Chinese leaders must balance the current push for strategic de-escalation with the hyper-nationalism at play among average Chinese.
September 05, 2021
China’s Nationalist Cancel Culture
By Bingqing Yang
In China, celebrities can be blacklisted in the span of days – or even hours – for perceived offenses against national dignity.
August 17, 2021
China’s Digital Nationalism and Activism
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Florian Schneider
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.
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.
January 26, 2021
Parsing China’s ‘Cancel Culture’
By Gabriel Fung and Gabriel Fung
How does China use nationalism in international brand controversies? And where are its limits?
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."
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.
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?