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Author Weiss, Jessica Chen, author
Title Powerful patriots : nationalist protest in China's foreign relations / Jessica Chen Weiss
Imprint New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2014]
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 人文社會聯圖  DS779.27 .W438 2014    DUE 10-18-22    30650020057101
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  327.51 W4365 2014    AVAILABLE  -  30500101517152
Descript x, 341 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-331) and index
Introduction -- Nationalist protest and authoritarian diplomacy -- Anti-American protest and U.S.-China crisis diplomacy -- The 1985 anti-Japan protests and Sino-Japanese relations in the 1980s -- Protests repressed : Sino-Japenese relations in the 1990s -- The 2005 anti-Japan Protests and Sino-Japanese relations in the 2000s -- Protests restrained : repairing Sino-Japanese relations (2006-2010) and the 2010 trawler collision -- The 2012 anti-Japan protests and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands crisis -- Conclusion
What role do nationalism and popular protest play in China's foreign relations? Chinese authorities permitted anti-American demonstrations in 1999 but repressed them in 2001 during two crises in U.S.-China relations. Anti-Japanese protests were tolerated in 1985, 2005, and 2012 but banned in 1990 and 1996. Protests over Taiwan, the issue of greatest concern to Chinese nationalists, have never been allowed. To explain this variation, Powerful Patriots identifies the diplomatic as well as domestic factors that drive protest management in authoritarian states. Because nationalist protests are costly to repress and may turn against the government, allowing protests demonstrates resolve and makes compromise more costly in diplomatic relations. Repressing protests, by contrast, sends a credible signal of reassurance, facilitating diplomatic flexibility. Powerful Patriots traces China's management of dozens of nationalist protests and their consequences between 1985 and 2012. -- Provided by publisher
Subject Demonstrations -- China -- 20th century
Demonstrations -- China -- 21st century
China -- Foreign relations -- 1976-
China -- Politics and government -- 20th century
China -- Politics and government -- 21st century
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