Nation, Ethnicity and Nationalism in Contemporary China

Nation, Ethnicity and Nationalism in Contemporary China

(Dec 13th 2010-Jan 7th 2011)

Lecturer: Liu, Wei

(Associate Professor, School of Media and International Culture, Zhejiang University)

Language: English

Time: Wednesday 9.30-12.40, Room 413, Eastbuilding 6, Zi-jin-gang Campus

Course Schedule:


Lecture 1: The Great Chinese Nation(Dec 15th )

Lecture 2: Sino-Japanese Relation: its impact on Chinese Nationalism(Dec 22nd )

Lecture 3: The Tibet Issue(Dec 29th )

Lecture 4 :Islam in China(Jan 5th )


Required Readings:

A.       W.J.F.Jenner, The Tyranny of History;

B.        Peter Hays Gries, China’s New Nationalism;

C.        Baogang He and Yingjie Gao, Nationalism, National Identity and Democratization in China;

D.       Dru Gladney, Representing Nationality in China;

E.        Ma Yin, The Peoples Republic of China, A Unified Multi-National State;

F.        Erica S.Downs and Phillip C.Saunders, Legitimacy and the Limits of Nationalism: China and the Diaoyu Islands’;

G.       David Patt, A Strange Liberation: Tibetan Lives in Chinese Hands;

H.       Peter Hessler, Tibet Through Chinese Eyes;

I.          Dru Gladney, Islam in China;

J.         Susan L.Shirk, Taiwan: A question of regime survival(in China: Fragile Superpower)


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