Iain Johnston Talks Chinese Nationalism at Paulson Institute

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“Rising Chinese nationalism” is a common term in the Western press and academia, says Harvard professor Iain Johnston. But if that term is accurate, says Johnston, nationalism has been rising since the early 1990s, or around the time when China began its “Patriotic Education Campaign.” In a lecture based on his original survey research, Johnston outlined his findings regarding the true state of Chinese nationalism. Johnston’s talk was part of the Paulson Institute’s regular Contemporary China Speakers Series on the University of Chicago campus.

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