Genshin Impact and Chinese Nationalism
By Song Tang
The mega-success of the RPG is seen as a win for China’s soft power.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How Chinese Nationalism Is Changing
By Brian Wong
Chinese nationalism used to be aimed at both domestic and foreign audiences. Not anymore.
Xenophobia, Patriarchy, and China’s Immigration Problem
By Jo Kim
The patriarchal aspect of China’s nationalism is an intractable problem.
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.
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 4, 1919: The Making of Modern China
By Sebastian Veg
100 years later, modern China’s foundational moment has taken on many meanings.
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.