Monday, May 05, 2003
Do not confuse neoconservatism with neoconservatism - 5th May 2003, 21.15

An example of how the same word can be applied in very different contexts.

Fewsmith, Joseph. China since Tiananmen : the politics of transition. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001. Fewsmith puts the rise of neoconservatism and nationalism in China today into historical context, and he contrasts it with the growing pluralization of Chinese society and governance. Fewsmith depicts the growing tensions between these two trends as China's version of America's culture wars, but with arguably higher stakes. BOOKJACKET

It appears that neoconservatism in China is the term given by Sinologists to that strand of ideological thought which strives to replace socialism with nationalism as a legitimating strategy for the state.


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