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
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?
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.