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Chinese Discourses on History, Historiography, and Nationalism (1900s-1920s)
Winner of the Foundation Council Award of the Georg-August-University of Göttingen Public Law Foundation in the category of “Outstanding Publications of Young Scientists”, 2017.

In Nation and Ethnicity: Chinese Discourses on History, Historiography, and Nationalism (1900s-1920s) Julia C. Schneider give an analysis of nationalist and historiographical discourses among late imperial and early republican Chinese thinkers. In particular, she researches their approaches towards non-Chinese people within the Qing Empire and the question on how to integrate them into a Chinese nation-state.

Non-Chinese people, mainly Manchus, Mongols, Tibetans, and Turkic Muslims, (Uyghurs), have not been considered as important factors in the history of early Chinese nationalism so far. But Chinese nationalist and historiographical discourses tell not only a lot about the Chinese image of the Other, but also shed new light on the images of the Chinese Self and its assumed ability to assimilate and integrate other ethnicities.
Author: Roger Crozier

。前者發展為日本的南洋廳,後者則激起了大規模的「五四運動」以及兩次大戰期間海外華人社會反日運動的芻型。而到了二零年代,香港更成為華南反帝國主義運動的中心,歷時十六個月的省港大罷工即是以英國利益作為主要攻擊的對象。 從日本到英國再回到日本,中國民族主義在香港對「敵人」的認定顯示出中國、而非殖民母國英國,對當地華人政治認同的影響。畢竟相較於中日之間長期的緊張關係,直至一九四一年十二月九日、珍珠港事件爆發之後兩天,日本皆是英國在正式外交上的盟友而非敵人。但是將香港民族主義視為中國民族主義向海外的移植這一論述, 5 卻會忽略如同當代歷史學家杜贊奇(Prasenjit Duara) 所點出的海外華人在「中國民族主義高峰」(high Chinese nationalism) 仍體現的跨國性(transnationalism)。 6 本文承續杜贊奇的觀點

In: Translocal Chinese: East Asian Perspectives
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Authors: Luo Zhitian and Mei Chun

nationalist sentiment, but also reveals that there were different types of nationalism. One of the distinctive features of modern Chinese nationalism was its strong emotionality. These strong emotions kept nationalists from expressing their feelings systematically and rigorously in language and behavior

In: Shifts of Power
Reform, Utopia and Global Teleology in Kang Youwei's Datong Shu
In Confucian Concord, Federico Brusadelli offers an intellectual analysis of the Datong Shu. Written by Kang Youwei (1858-1927) and conceived as his most esoteric and comprehensive legacy to posterity, the book was eventually published posthumously, in 1935, considered “too advanced for the times” in Kang’s own opinion.

Connecting Datong Shu to its author’s intellectual biography and framing it within the intellectual and political debate of the time, Brusadelli investigates the conceptual and philosophical implications of Kang’s ‘global prophecy’, showing how an apparently ‘utopian’ and ‘escapist’ piece of literature was actually an attempt to save (at least ideally) the imperial political order, updating the traditional Confucian universalism to a new, ‘modern’ world.
Author: Luke Kwong

© Brill, Leiden, 2004 EJEAS 3.1 Also available online—www.brill.nl EJEAS 3.1. Proef 3. 8-7-2004:16.05, page 171. REFURBISHING HONG KONG’S IMAGE: THE 1997 SAGA AND CHINESE NATIONALISM UNDER DENG XIAOPING LUKE S.K. KWONG Abstract. This article argues that the People’s Republic of China used Hong

In: European Journal of East Asian Studies

Inner Asia 4 (2002): 27–46 © 2002 The White Horse Press, Cambridge, UK. Between Chinese Nationalism and Soviet Colonisation: A Chinese Orientalist’s Narration of Inner and Outer Mongolia (1926–1927) 1 WURLIG BORCHIGUD Department of World Languages and Cultures Humboldt State University Arcata

In: Inner Asia
In: A Newspaper for China?

National heroes are important in the development of nationalist thinking. One important figure in this context is General Yue Fei (1103–42), who unsuccessfully fought the invading Jurchen in the twelfth century. Shortly after his execution, a temple was built in his honour in Hangzhou. Local chronicles show that this temple was constantly renovated in later dynasties. Due to his continuous worship as a loyal warrior—even during the Qing dynasty—his temple became a powerful site of identity. His veneration as a national hero in the course of the twentieth century has, however, posed a problem to a post-1911 China that felt compelled to sustain a multi-ethnic nation-state, whilst at the same time facing the difficulty of not being able to do without General Yue Fei. This article shall make it apparent that his resurrection as a national hero in the twentieth century was possible because of certain narrative strategies that had already been propagated by the Manchurian rulers of the eighteenth century

In: Frontiers of History in China