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chinaflag8Pavlos Kotsonis
(RIEAS Research Associate)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 14 January 2018

Introduction

As Shao (2004) points since the late 19th century museums, libraries, reading rooms and public parks have been used as spaces ‘designed for cultural governance’ indicating the relations of power between the dominant group that makes them and the populace that receives their message. This is particularly true in countries like China: This short essay inspects ways of representation of Chinese power and inquires into the character of Chinese patriotism by studying the museum of resistance in Wanping, the suburb of Beijing. It is found that while Chinese patriotism is usually found between narratives of Chinese victimhood and strength the current dominant representation feeding popular conceptions of contemporary Chinese patriotism is strength, of a global character. ..Read more

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