Assessing U.S.-China Competition After the Hu Jintao Visit

What follows is a straight-up reading of Matthias Nass’ op-ed in Die Zeit recalibrating the US-China relationship, with special reference to debt and national security, and Hu Jintao in Washington. In general, the message is one wherein China dominates, but the execution of the points is, at least, interesting to me, and most everything (with the exception of the last minute, which I’m working on … Continue reading Assessing U.S.-China Competition After the Hu Jintao Visit

Rana Mitter on Chinese Nationalism and Internationalism

Rana Mitter is one of the key contemporary voices on Chinese nationalism.  So let’s start with the author’s currency, his trademark, the man’s own prose on the May 4, 1919, roots of contemporary trends: Then we have an interview with Rana Mitter (with Chinese subtitles), a scholar has a number of interesting appearances on YouTube: Continue reading Rana Mitter on Chinese Nationalism and Internationalism