This book examines the changing role of nationalism in China in the light of the immense political and economic changes there during the 1990s. It analyses recent debates between the nationalists (New Left) and liberals in China and examines the roles played by state-sponsored and populist nationalism in China's foreign relations with the West in general and the USA in particular. The issues of Taiwanese nationalism and Tibet and Xinjiang separatism are discussed, with a focus on the questions of the impact of globalisation on national integration or fragmentation and the relationship between democracy and national integration - should democracy precede national integration or could democracy be realised only after national integration, or are democracy and national integration mutually exclusive objectives? The book also examines the roles played by the People's Liberation Army and fiscal system in China in promoting Chinese nationalism and national integration.

part I|20 pages


chapter 1|18 pages

The Nexus Between Nationalism, Democracy and National Integration

ByLeong H. Liew, Doug Smith

part II|42 pages

Democracy and Chinese Nationalism

chapter 2|21 pages

Barking up the Wrong Tree

The Liberal–Nationalist Debate on Democracy and Identity 1
ByYingjie Guo

chapter 3|19 pages

The Rise of Neo-Nationalism and the New Left

A Postcolonial and Postmodern Perspective
ByMobo Changfan Gao

part III|42 pages

Chinese Nationalism and Sino-US Relations

chapter 4|20 pages

Chinese Nationalism and the Belgrade Embassy Bombing

ByBen Hillman

chapter 5|20 pages

Chinese Nationalism and Sino-US Relations

The NATO Bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade
ByJoseph Cheng, Kinglun Ngok

part IV|40 pages

Taiwanese Nationalism

chapter 6|15 pages

Taiwan's Evolving Nationalism

Ideology for Independence
ByC.L. Chiou

chapter 7|23 pages

The Political Formation of Taiwanese Nationalism 1

ByChia-lung Lin

part V|74 pages

Market, Democracy and National Integration

chapter 8|23 pages

China's Minorities and National Integration

ByColin Mackerras

chapter 9|26 pages

China's national identity

A Source of Conflict Between Democracy and State Nationalism
ByBaogang He

chapter 10|23 pages

Reaching out to Taiwan, Keeping in Xinjiang

The Impact of Marketization and Globalization on National Integration
ByLeong H. Liew

part VI|42 pages

Institutions Promoting National Integration

chapter 11|26 pages

For National Unity

The Political Logic of Fiscal Transfer in China
ByShaoguang Wang