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Book review: China: the pessoptimist nation

Cuffe, James (2012) Book review: China: the pessoptimist nation. LSE Review of Books (07 Jun 2012). Website.

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The rise of China presents a long-term challenge to the world not only economically, but politically and culturally. In his recent book William Callahan explores China’s identity politics, focusing on the power dynamic between China and the rest of the world, and the concept of ‘national humiliation’ and the shared emotions of a nation. James Cuffe is highly impressed with Callahan’s work, concluding that it offers an important contribution to studies of Chinese national discourse. China: The Pessoptimist Nation. William A. Callahan. Oxford University Press. Paperback edition. February 2012.

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Additional Information: © 2012 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2012 09:21
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2020 23:29

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