Day: December 5, 2009

Huanqiu Impressions

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Chinese nationalism / East Asian modernity / Japan / Sino-Japanese Relations / U.S.-China Relations

Within its given limits, the Chinese press can be really freewheeling, an exercise for the reader in handling contradictions. Joint statements of Sino-Canadian cooperation sit alongside justifications for executing another three Xinjiang rioters.  Little thumbnail photos of South Korean women’s nightclub attire glow next to Sun Yat-sen-esque oil paintings of Zhou Enlai.  If you can’t handle dissonance, it’s best not to look. Today’s web version of the nationalistic-popular Huanqiu Shibao [a watered-down, woefully incomplete, and […]