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ERIC Number: EJ936582
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1061-1932
Should China Be "Unhappy"? Behind Healthy Patriotism, There Are Cosmopolitan Ideals
Taifeng, Shu
Chinese Education and Society, v44 n2-3 p156-164 Mar-Apr/May-Jun 2011
If one puts together "China Is Unhappy" and the book "China Can Say No" of 13 years ago, one is quite likely to get the impression that "China's nationalism is heating up." "China does not wish to lead anyone, and should only think of leading itself"--those are the words printed on the back cover of "China Can Say No," whereas the book "China Is Unhappy," which was hotly debated in the spring of 2009, clearly states that China should have big international goals, "the first of which is to suppress the bad and support the good in this world, and the second of which is to administer more and greater resources than China currently has for the well-being of the world's people." Taken from the popular magazine "Oriental Outlook Weekly," this article features interviews with two of the authors of the best-selling book "China Is Unhappy," as well as an interview with Xu Jilin, one of China's most prominent liberal scholars, reflecting the wide range of opinions on the rise of China and its implications for the world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China