Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS)
College of Arts and Sciences
John K. Nelson
Brian Komei Dempster
Despite the rapid success of its growth over the past four decades, the People’s Republic of China is facing new political, economic and societal problems. In these turbulent times of change and upheaval, nationalism has re-emerged as a significant force within China, spearheaded by the new regime under President Xi Jinping. This paper examines how a more offensive-oriented nationalism and several subcategories of nationalism are slowly seeping into the aforementioned aspects of modern China. It argue that unlike the defensive nationalism that China adopted over a century ago, this new wave of offensive nationalism is tied directly to the desire to transform China into a global power reminiscent of the old imperial dynasties.
Ekelund, Lance, "From Proletariat to Past Glory: Nationalism's Evolution in Modern China" (2018). Master's Projects and Capstones. 767.