Asian Nationalism by Michael Leifer

By Michael Leifer

Asian Nationalism brings jointly across the world popular specialists within the box analysing present theories of nationalism. that includes unique bankruptcy case-studies on Pakistan, China, Japan, Taiwan, India, Indonesia and the Philippines, this booklet presents a superb stability of theoretical and empirical material.
Completely updated, this publication could be useful for students of either Asian experiences and Politics. Key matters lined contain:
theories of nationalism
the altering faces of chinese language nationalism
Indian nationwide Democracy
the imagined community
reflections on Asian nationalism.

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In his Three Principles of the People, published in 1924, he listed a range of territories that had been ‘lost’ to China which included Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan, Mongolia, Burma, the Ili Basin, unspecified territories to the north of the Heilongjiang (or Amur River), the Ryukyu Islands, Bhutan and Nepal. Tributary relations were seen as the equivalent of colonies. In all cases they were said to have been lost as a result of foreign encroachments aided and abetted by Chinese or local traitors. Clearly, the claims to these territories were based not only on the rights to succession to the Qing as the rulers of a sovereign state called China, but also on the claim that the international agreements underpinning their loss were ‘unequal’ and therefore invalid.

Dikotter, The Discourse of Race, pp. 123–5. , 1937), p. 102. This statement was watered down in later versions of this famous work. For a general account, see Chow Tse-tsung, The May Fourth Movement: Intellectual Revolution in Modern China (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1960). For particular analyses of its significance in the light of subsequent developments, see Vera Schwarz, The Chinese Enlightenment: Intellectuals and the Legacy of the May Fourth Movement of 1919 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986); and Lin Yu-sheng, The Crisis of Chinese Consciousness: Radical Anti-traditionalism in the May Fourth Era (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1979).

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