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"Will the Rise of Chinese Nationalism Make China's Rise Less Peaceful?"

University of Denver's Suisheng Zhao addresses concerns regarding China's rise to great power status and the implications this has for Chinese foreign policy.

February 1, 2008 4:00pm to 6:00pm

This presentation tries to address a concern in many country’s capitals, that is, if China's aspiration for great power status has drawn upon strong nationalist sentiments. In particular, has the recent rise of nationalism has made Chinese foreign policy more irrational and inflexible and made China’s rise less peaceful?  These questions will be addressed through a brief discussion on the causes, contents, and foreign policy implications of Chinese nationalism.