May 08, 2021
How Chinese Fans Enforce Chinese Nationalism on the World
By Siru Chen
Chinese fans are quick to call out idols for crossing political red lines -- and those norms are being internalized in the global pop culture industry.
April 29, 2021
The CCP Hand Behind China’s Xinjiang Cotton Backlash
By Angeli Datt
The boycott movement marks a blurred line between genuine anger and manufactured outrage.
April 27, 2021
A Beijing-Born Director Made Oscar History. Why Isn’t China Celebrating?
By Jessie Lau
The case of Chloe Zhao represents the increasing pressures on ethnic Chinese creators abroad.
June 22, 2020
Nationalism Is Impeding China’s Efforts to De-escalate Tensions With India
By Jo Kim
While the Chinese government is attempting to downplay tensions, fervent nationalists expect a stern response.
June 15, 2020
Hong Kong and the National Security Law: Why Now?
By Simon Shen
The realist calculations behind Beijing’s so-called “second reunification” with Hong Kong.
May 26, 2020
How Chinese Nationalism Is Changing
By Brian Wong
Chinese nationalism used to be aimed at both domestic and foreign audiences. Not anymore.
March 13, 2020
Xenophobia, Patriarchy, and China’s Immigration Problem
By Jo Kim
The patriarchal aspect of China’s nationalism is an intractable problem.
December 26, 2019
Star Wars: How Taiwan’s Celebrities Became Pawns in the Cross-Strait Struggle
By Jo Kim
The Chinese public’s witch-hunt for “pro-independence” Taiwanese stars dims the prospects of peaceful unification with Taiwan.
October 05, 2019
Nationalism in China’s Wandering Earth
By Layne Vandenberg
Chinese blockbuster Wandering Earth explores a future marked by environmental chaos and loss of home, saved only by Chinese heroism and family.
May 01, 2019
May 4, 1919: The Making of Modern China
By Sebastian Veg
100 years later, modern China’s foundational moment has taken on many meanings.
March 22, 2019
China’s Weaponization of Market Access Might Backfire
By Xiaochen Su
Politicizing foreign investment will make companies think twice before putting their money in the Chinese market.
November 16, 2018
Chinese Nationalism: The Dog That Barks in the Night
By Kerry Brown
Chinese nationalism is often talked about as dangerous. But what, exactly, is the threat?