Telling The China Story


Strong unified states, and their opponents, often project national narratives in terms of historical destiny. In the new millennium the ancient concept of the ‘Prosperous Age’ (shengshi) and, more recently, the ‘China Dream’ (Zhongguo meng), have both featured in the ways the Chinese Communist Party tells ‘The China Story’ (Zhongguode gushi). We believe that the prominence of these discussions in the public realm should give academics pause to consider contending narratives, their historiographical underpinnings and their socio-political significance.

Dr Geremie Barme

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