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Response to US Patriotism: The 9/11 Incident and the War in Afghanistan (September–December 2001)

  • Simon Shen

Abstract

The above editorial from the PDO might seem to suggest the official Chinese understanding of US patriotism after 9/11. But the statement was in fact made in 2004. Three years before, China was not quite the same. Like the Crazy English, the Chinese response to 9/11 is difficult to understand in Manichean terms. Many photo albums ‘in memorial of 9/11’ were published in China shortly after the attacks, but the publications — as proven by their poor quality and cut-and-paste content — might only be black humour and a means for the market to make easy money.2 How much black humour could the Chinese afford?

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Wall Street Journal Ordinary Citizen Chinese Foreign Policy Negative Liberty Black Humour 
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