Nationalism and the Chinese State

Nationalism and the Chinese State

Anti-extradition bill protesters march to demand democracy and political reforms, in Hong Kong on August 18, 2019. Aly Song/Reuters
from Nationalism, Japan, and a Changing Asia

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Nationalism in China is a push and pull between citizen activism and the government. Today, China finds itself dealing with protests in Hong Kong and a trade war with the United States. Jessica Chen Weiss discusses the nature of activism in China and how the Chinese government is responding to these new challenges.


This podcast series is part of a project on Northeast Asian Nationalisms and the U.S.-Japan Alliance, which is made possible through support from the U.S.-Japan Foundation.

Sheila A. Smith

Senior Fellow for Japan Studies