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The rise of ‘Republican fever’ in the PRC: China’s pre-communist legacies and post-Mao national identity

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The Chinese Communist Party bases much of its legitimacy on its ‘liberation’ of China from the Nationalist government, and its official historiography describes the Republican era as a dark, chaotic and oppressive period and a part of the ‘Century of Humiliation’. However, during the reform era, while the orthodoxy has persisted, a new image of Republican China has emerged. In books, newspaper articles, documentaries and dramas, pre-communist China has sometimes been portrayed as a vibrant...

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Politics & Int Relations
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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