Never Forget National Humiliation: Historical Memory in Chinese Politics and Foreign Relations
How could the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) not only survive but even thrive, regaining the support of many Chinese citizens after the Tiananmen Square crackdown of 1989? Why has popular sentiment turned toward anti-Western nationalism despite the anti-dictatorship democratic movements of the 1980s? And why has China been more assertive toward the United States and Japan i...more
"Never forget national humiliation. Rejuvenate the nation."
This volume presents a comprehensive history on the state of contemporary history education in China, and its demonstrated effects on the legitimacy of the Chinese Communist Party, and China's foreign relations. The main thrust of this education recasts the role of China in world history, presenting it as the victim of colonialism and imperialism through a 'century of humiliation' (百年国耻), lasting from 1839 at the start of the ...more