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China's Discursive Nationalism: Contending in Softer Realms

Price : $41.75
ISBN # : 9788182746510
Author : Bhavna Singh
pages: 227
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Pentagon Press
Published : 2012

Towards this endeavour, China is increasingly relying on manifestation of soft-power techniques by creating a cultural ambience of the peaceful rise of China to achieve its nationalistic goals; further reinforced by an endemic discourse of nationalism. This work identifies a range of structural as well as personality factors which continue to shape the trajectory of domestic Chinese nationalism and its projection internationally. Beginning with the delineation of 'nationalism as understood by China's political leadership' such as Sun Yatsen and Mao Zedong, a detailed analysis of the Chinese public sphere in terms of its Internet, Literature, Cinema and Sports, especially the Beijing Olympics in 2008, has been made. The book will be of enduring interest to both scholars and students of Chinese studies as well as practitioners and policymakers interested in China.

Author Bio: Bhavna Singh is a Doctoral Research Scholar at the Centre for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Alumna of the Lady Shri Ram College, she has been working with the China Research Programme at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) since June 2010. She is currently involved in projects related to Chinese nationalism, especially Conflict and Integration in Xinjiang, Tibet and Inner Mongolia and China's foreign policy with regards to US, Japan, India and Central Asia. She was a member of the 'III-Indian Youth Delegation' from India to China in 2008, was nominated to the 'Taiwan Study Camp for future leaders from South Asia' in 2010 and has participated in several national and international seminars and conferences. She has previously written for esteemed journals and magazines like The Economic and Political Weekly, The Mainstream Weekly, Nam-Today, World Focus, Epilogue, and The China Daily.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Friday 14 December, 2012.

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