Evolutionary Asiacentrism, Peking Man, and the Origins of␣Sinocentric Ethno-Nationalism

  title={Evolutionary Asiacentrism, Peking Man, and the Origins 
of␣Sinocentric Ethno-Nationalism},
  author={Hsiao-pei Yen},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  • Hsiao-pei Yen
  • Published 26 April 2014
  • Sociology
  • Journal of the History of Biology
This paper discusses how the theory of evolutionary Asiacentrism and the Peking Man findings at the Zhoukoudian site stimulated Chinese intellectuals to construct Sinocentric ethno-nationalism during the period from the late 1920s to the early 1940s. It shows that the theory was first popularized by foreign scientists in Beijing, and the Peking man discoveries further provided strong evidence for the idea that Central Asia, or to be more specific, Tibet, Xinjiang, and Mongolia, was the original… 
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