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Finding the way: Guomindang discourse, Confucius, and the challenges of revolutionary traditionalism in China, 1919-1934

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Between 1919 and 1934, as members of China's Guomindang (Nationalist Party) struggled to take control of and transform the country, they increasingly appropriated language and symbols associated with the fallen Qing Dynasty. At the same time, these were accompanied in party discourse by radical appeals that included strong critiques of China's past.

In this they were far from unique: studies of nationalisms around the world have found them to combine appeals to the new and the old. ...

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