National Humiliation, History Education, and the Politics of Historical Memory: Patriotic Education Campaign in China

  title={National Humiliation, History Education, and the Politics of Historical Memory: Patriotic Education Campaign in China},
  author={Zhongyan Wang},
  journal={International Studies Quarterly},
  • Zhongyan Wang
  • Published 1 December 2008
  • Sociology
  • International Studies Quarterly
This manuscript explores the state’s political use of the past and the function of history education in political transition and foreign relations. Modern historical consciousness in China is largely characterized by the ‘‘one hundred years of humiliation’’ from mid-1800s to mid1900s when China was attacked, bullied, and torn asunder by imperialists. This research focuses initially on how such historical memory has been reinforced by the current regime’s educational socialization through the… Expand
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