The Rise of Han‐Centrism and What It Means for International Politics

  title={The Rise of Han‐Centrism and What It Means for International Politics},
  author={John M. Friend and Bradley A. Thayer},
  journal={Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism},
This article addresses the rise of Han-centrism, a form of hyper-nationalism, in contemporary China. As Chinese nationalism has become more ethnocentric since the 1990s, the cultural chauvinism of Han-centrism has become increasingly more influential in the debate over national identity. Within this narrative, Han culture is considered to be the authentic character of the nation; to deviate from the Han identity will only tarnish Chinese exceptionalism and impede China's rise. While Chinese… 

Contesting the past on the Chinese Internet: Han-centrism and mnemonic practices

Digital technology has brought critical changes to mnemonic practices in China, such as the empowerment of social groups to discover previously underrepresented historical accounts and produce

Introducing Chinese Foreign Policy: A Guide to the Literature

  • Federico Verly
  • Political Science
    Chinese Journal of International Review
  • 2021
The analysis of Chinese foreign policy presents itself as a challenging but necessary field. The complexities of its political system and the lack of official information about its processes are

Discourse on Europe’s Migrant Crisis in Chinese Social Media: Recontextualising Nationalism and Defending Perceived Homogeneity

Since 2015, the strong resentment in Chinese social media against international immigration triggered by the European migrant crisis has been noticed, and in many cases harshly criticised, by foreign

"I was discriminated against because I was seen as PRC-Chinese": The negotiation between ethnicity and nationalism among Taiwanese migrants in Australia.

  • Yao-Tai Li
  • Sociology
    The British journal of sociology
  • 2020
It is argued that Taiwanese migrants attach specific meanings to the ethnic (Chinese) category and constantly connect to and shift its boundaries in different contexts, which shows the complexity of ethnicity when ethnic identity/solidarity intersects with nationalism and racial discrimination.

News translation, the Korean Other and the construction of Chinese national identity: the case of

  • T. Chase
  • Sociology
    Media International Australia
  • 2019
This article examines an underexplored area of communication studies to date, the relationship between news translation and national identity construction in China. By analysing the translation into

Silk Road Economic Belt as China’s Eurasian Dream: Common Identity or Common Fear?

The Silk Road Economic Belt is the key component of China’s Eurasian  Pivot strategy. In this study, China’s Eurasian Pivot is approached as a  creativity strategy from the perspective of social

China’s Digital Nationalism: Search Engines and Online Encyclopedias

  • Dechun Zhang
  • Business
    The Journal of Communication and Media Studies
  • 2020
Search engines play a vital role in positioning, organizing, and disseminating knowledge in China. Although there is a growing interest in China’s search engines, relatively few researches


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Ethno-Racial Paranoia and Affective Cold Warism: Remapping Rival US-PRC Imperial Formations

Abstract:Focusing on an array of comparable racial and ethnic projects, this essay identifies and unpacks how an affective infrastructure of rival imperial formations that we call "ethno-racial



China's Competing and Co‐opting Nationalisms: Implications to Sino–Japanese Relations

This paper contends that nationalism has always been a constant feature of Chinese politics. Indeed in order to understand the implications of China's nationalism vis-a-vis its emergence of China in

The Dialectics of Chauvinism: Minority Nationalities and Territorial Sovereignty in Mao Zedong’s New Democracy

This article examines Mao Zedong’s theory of new democracy in order to explicate the relationship between minority nationalities and sovereignty within the state system of the People’s Republic of

Disrespect and Distrust: the external origins of contemporary Chinese nationalism

With the rise of China, the importance of understanding Chinese nationalism increases. Assessing Chinese nationalism, many people claim that it has grown stronger and more intense in recent years.

Discovering Chinese Nationalism in China: Modernization, Identity, and International Relations

1. Discovering Chinese nationalism in China 2. Nationalism and Statism: decentralization vs centralization 3. Identity crisis, the New Left and anti-West sentiment 4. The clash of civilizations?

De-Constructing the Chinese Nation

Most Sinologists view the Chinese nation as a relatively recent development, one that made the transition from empire to nation only around the turn of the twentieth century. This contrasts with the

Chinese Nationalism: The State of the Nation

  • P. Harris
  • Sociology, Political Science
    The China Journal
  • 1997
It is not difficult to understand the worldwide upsurge of interest during the last decade in questions relating to the state, the nation and nationalism. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the

Chinese Nationalism and its Political and Social Origins

Using the 2008 China Survey, this paper examines Chinese respondents' feelings toward their country and how such feelings are related to their democratic values. First, it compares Chinese

Chinese Populist Nationalism: Its Intellectual Politics and Moral Dilemma

In light of the growth of nationalism in China during the 1990s, it should comeas no surprise that intellectuals there have vigorously debated its political meaning and signiŽ cance. From their

Chinese Nationalism

  • J. Townsend
  • Sociology
    The Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs
  • 1992
Nationalism was the 'moving force' of the Chinese revolution, wrote Mary Wright, capturing in a phrase a conviction widely shared among students of modern China.1 In this perspective, a 'rising tide'