(Analyst and RIEAS Research Associate)
Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 2 April 2017
Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).
Edward Friedman (1996) argues that patriotic Nationalism constitutes a hoax;Friedman asserts that since the death of Mao ‘Chinese people’ somehow have found anti-imperialist patriotism as a problem that blocks them from achieving social development! Therefore for him Chinese patriotic education does not constitute an issue. He interprets Deng’s 1992 southern tour as an expression of Deng’s commitment to ‘reform and openness’....Read more