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Reclassifying Chinese nationalism: the geopolitik turn

By Christopher R. Hughes


This article assesses the rise of China by exploring a number of recent popular Chinese political texts to go beyond explanations that take the international system as the level of analysis. It proposes that a merging of nationalism and geopolitical thinking is taking place, resulting in the emergence of a new form of nationalism that can be categorised as ‘geopolitik nationalism’ because it deploys many of the themes evident in the political thought of Germany and Japan before the two world wars. By considering the impact of such ideas, it is possible to gain new insights into recent assertive actions in Chinese foreign policy

Topics: DS Asia, HT Communities. Classes. Races, JC Political theory
Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1080/10670564.2011.587161
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Provided by: LSE Research Online
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