Revolutionary Nativism: Fascism and Culture in China, 1925-1937 by Maggie Clinton

Revolutionary Nativism: Fascism and Culture in China, 1925-1937

byMaggie Clinton

Kobo ebook | March 24, 2017

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In Revolutionary Nativism Maggie Clinton traces the history and cultural politics of fascist organizations that operated under the umbrella of the Chinese Nationalist Party (GMD) during the 1920s and 1930s. Clinton argues that fascism was not imported to China from Europe or Japan; rather it emerged from the charged social conditions that prevailed in the country's southern and coastal regions during the interwar period. These fascist groups were led by young militants who believed that reviving China's Confucian "national spirit" could foster the discipline and social cohesion necessary to defend China against imperialism and Communism and to develop formidable industrial and military capacities, thereby securing national strength in a competitive international arena. Fascists within the GMD deployed modernist aesthetics in their literature and art while justifying their anti-Communist violence with nativist discourse. Showing how the GMD's fascist factions popularized a virulently nationalist rhetoric that linked Confucianism with a specific path of industrial development, Clinton sheds new light on the complex dynamics of Chinese nationalism and modernity.

Title:Revolutionary Nativism: Fascism and Culture in China, 1925-1937Format:Kobo ebookPublished:March 24, 2017Publisher:Duke University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0822373033

ISBN - 13:9780822373032

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