The Chinese National Character: From Nationhood to Individuality: From Nationhood to Individuality

1st Edition

Warren Sun

Routledge
Published May 31, 2002
Reference - 304 Pages
ISBN 9780765608277 - CAT# Y183838

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Summary

This unique survey of the evolution of the modern Chinese national character incorporates a rich blend of history and theory as well as nation, gender, and film studies. It begins with the dawn of the concept of "nation" in China at the end of the Imperial period, and follows its development from early Republican China to the present People's Republic, drawing on themes of national identity, "Orientalness," racial evolution and purity, cultural and gender roles, regional animosities, historical impediments, and more. The book also takes up the changing American perceptions of Chinese personality development and gender, using materials from American popular culture.

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