Museums and nationalism in contemporary China

  title={Museums and nationalism in contemporary China},
  author={Edward Vickers},
  journal={Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education},
  pages={365 - 382}
  • E. Vickers
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Sociology
  • Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education
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