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ERIC Number: EJ936580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1061-1932
The Scary Thing Is the Existence of Only Two Voices: The Internet Surges of Extreme Nationalism and National Nihilism
Handing, Liu
Chinese Education and Society, v44 n2-3 p144-155 Mar-Apr/May-Jun 2011
Many earthshaking events took place in China in 2008: the ice and snow in South China, the Lhasa riots, the hindrances to the Olympic torch relay, the Wenchuan earthquake, anticorruption in Taiwan, the Beijing Olympics, and many more. Many of these incidents triggered acute Internet altercations. In conformity with the pattern of Internet bickering everyone has become accustomed to in recent years, the loudest voices were always those that issued from two opposing extremes. This article contrasts two extreme positions representing the "left" ("extreme nationalism") and the "right" ("national nihilism"). The importance of the Internet in allowing these positions to be widely disseminated is noted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China