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Chinese National Identity in the Age of Globalisation

  • Lu Zhouxiang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Ning Jiang
    Pages 113-135
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 435-439

About this book


Written by a team of international scholars from China, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK, this book provides interdisciplinary studies on the construction and transformation of Chinese national identity in the age of globalisation. It addresses a wide range of issues central to national identity in the context of Chinese culture, politics, economy and society, and explores a diverse set of topics including the formation of an embryonic form of national identity in the late Qing era, the influence of popular culture on national identity, globalisation and national identity, the interaction and discourse between ethnic identity and national identity, and identity construction among overseas Chinese. It highlights the latest developments in the field and offers a distinctive contribution to our knowledge and understanding of national identity.





china and ethnic identity globalization and modern chinese identity national identity and globalisation ethnicity and modern identity in China history of chinese identity Chinese culture and national identity

Editors and affiliations

  • Lu Zhouxiang
    • 1
  1. 1.Maynooth UniversityMaynoothIreland

About the editors

Lu Zhouxiang is Lecturer in Chinese Studies within the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Maynooth University, Maynooth, Ireland. His main research interests are Chinese history, nationalism, national identity, Chinese martial arts and China’s sport policy and practice.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Chinese National Identity in the Age of Globalisation
  • Editors Lu Zhouxiang
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-15-4537-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-15-4540-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-15-4538-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 439
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
  • Topics History of China
    Asian Culture
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


​“This book lays a solid foundation for the quest of Chinese national identity as one of the core issues of Chinese Studies in the 21st century.” (Chris Shei, Associate Professor, Swansea University, UK)

“Can a great world civilization reinvent itself as a modern nation? Here are provocative essays on what it means – today – to be Chinese.” (Jerusha McCormack, Professor, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and Visiting Professor, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China)