China's cosmopolitan nationalists: "heroes" and "traitors" of the 2008 Olympics

Pál Nyíri, Juan Zhang, Merriden Varrall

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The article argues that nationalism has become a part of a cosmopolitan Chinese youth identity in overseas locations which seeks to express a natural desire by Chinese youth to redress China's inferior position amongst other nations. The recent waves of nationalism could be understood as they unfolded on the global stage through the Internet blogs, media-sharing platforms and personal communication tools which produced its cyberheroes and cybertraitors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-55
Number of pages31
JournalChina Journal
Issue number63
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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