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The Positive Side of Chinese Nationalism

Sue Meng, Yale Law School | April 21, 2008

The attitudes of the Chinese government and Chinese citizens are not identical. ++ The Olympics have inspired Chinese nationalism which will lead to increased civil engagement and awareness of the responsibilities and rights of citizenship. ++ National identity is no longer determined by the government. ++ The civic dimension of Chinese nationalism may check the authoritarian state in the future.


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