Introduction: Rising China

  • Minglang ZhouEmail author


This chapter examines the cultural and linguistic foundation of rising China. First, it looks into three cases, the link between the Asian financial crisis and the Chinese model, the relationship between China’s entry into WTO and its rise in the liberal world order, and the association between the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games and the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, cases that have fundamentally consolidated China’s rise since the turn of the century. Second, it explores language ideology and order in traditional Chinese culture and their potential connections to rising China’s visions of greater China as an inclusive Chinese nation and the global community as “One World” under Heaven. Third, this chapter lays out the objective, approach, and organization of the book for readers.


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