Schoolchildren learn about nineteenth century Western imperialism: Treaty Ports and concessions foreign-governed areas in Chinese cities , foreign leaseholds and spheres of interest, extraterritoriality by which foreigners in China charged with crimes were judged under foreign laws by foreign judges , "most-favored-nation" clauses which required China to extend low-tariff treatment to all its trading partners regardless of whether they did the same in return. Chinese nationalism is thus powered by feelings of national humiliation and pride.
In turn, it generates debates about why China is weak and how it can be strong; about lost territory; and about reclaiming a leading position in the world. With the fading of the Communist Party's utopian ideals, nationalism remains its most reliable claim to the people's loyalty. The only important value still shared by the regime and its critics, it unites Chinese of all walks of life no matter how uninterested they are in other aspects of politics.
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How is this different from its position today in a world of nation states? List some of the factors and sentiments that contribute to Chinese nationalism today.
Would you characterize these as "positive" or "negative," or both? Consider and discuss what Mao Zedong meant when he said in that "China has stood up. Task Number One: Economic Development In the nineteenth century China was invaded by the Western powers, forced to grant extraterritorial privileges, sign unequal treaties, pay reparations, and turn to the outside world for famine relief, development aid, weapons, and manufacturing skills.
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