Book stokes nationalism in China
Date Published: 03/30/2009
Jason Dean, Wall Street Journal, March 30, 2009
Unhappy China, a best-selling new book that calls for China to be more assertive in world affairs, is sparking debate among Chinese about nationalism and the country’s role in the international community. The book is a collection of essays written by five authors who argue that China has been too deferential to a West that is hostile in return. The book, aimed largely at the younger generation and helped by the economic downturn, has singled out the United States in particular. Although the book has sold out in many bookstores, much of the response has been negative, reflecting the complexity of nationalism in Chinese society today. – posted by Catherine Gao
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