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Constructing Commonality: Standarization and Modernization in Chinese Nation-Building

Kipnis, Andrew


This essay examines the importance of Chinese nation-building in the contemporary era. Defining nation-building in terms of processes that help to bridge local differences especially but not only when also distinguishing China from the rest the world, I argue that a focus on globalization has masked the importance of Chinese nation-building to contemporary social change. I analyze three very different societal arenas in which national forms of commonality are being constructed: the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Asian Studies
DOI: 10.1017/S0021911812000666


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