Chinese governments use of nationalism in powerful patriots

The Ohio State University. Weiss proves to be a tenacious investigator, making her book an invaluable chronicle of how China, Japan and the US have handled charged diplomatic confrontations.

Richly detailed empirical case studies provide strong support for a conceptual argument rooted in the tradition of twolevelgames. July 25,2: Essential reading for anyone interested in possiblepaths to interstate war and regime change in Asia.

Weiss shows how the regime takes advantage of nationalist protests to credibly convey resolve in disputes, and also how credibility entails costs-risks to regime stability and risks of unintended military escalation.

Taylor Fravel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "This is a fascinating analysis of how Chinese leaders have tried to manage, and sometimes manipulate, the double-edged sword of nationalist sentiment in international disputes with Japan and the U.

Anyone interested in contemporary Chineseforeign policy should read this book. Perhaps it should have been the other way around. Weiss offers a novel and nuanced argument to explain when and why these protests are allowed - and when and why they are suppressed.

With the analytical power of a social scientist, and the reach of a great investigator, Weiss found and interviewed nearly two hundred activists, diplomats, and others.

Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China's Foreign Relations

That is why, following the 7. I argue that by allowing nationalist protests against foreign states, non-democratic leaders can use domestic politics for international gain. Weiss presents a nuanced but clear answer in favor of the latter position.

The book is an important addition to the small but burgeoning literature on the foreign policy of authoritarian states, and on the role of public opinion in Chinese foreign policy.

Lei makes an important distinction between those who initiate extreme nationalist actions and those who join in later. Mershon Center for International Security Studies.

In particular, democratically-elected leaders often state that their hands are tied by constituents or parliamentarians who will punish them at the polls if they back down during negotiations. Jessica Chen Weiss has taken us behind the scenes of a crucial form of diplomatic theatre.

Two involve the United States: They've made the tiger roar for their own purposes, but its sharp teeth may yet to bite them, and us" --WORLD Magazine "Chen Weiss sustains her argument well.

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Strong domestic voices immediately appear afterwards saying patriots are angry youth, patriots are criminals, patriots are extremist terrorists, patriots are ignorant brain-dead! A curious new conspiracy theory is afoot in Chinese cyberspace.

The book is an important addition to the small but burgeoning literature on the foreign policy of authoritarian states, and on the role of public opinion in Chinese foreign policy.

Reviews Editorial reviews Publisher Synopsis Are Chinese policymakers driven to take more assertive foreign policy positions by the pressure of nationalist public opinion, or do they merely use that opinion as a tool to strengthen their hand in negotiations with other powers?

Weiss proves to be a tenacious investigator, making her book an invaluable chronicle of how China, Japan and the US have handled charged diplomatic confrontations. Taylor Fravel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "This is a fascinating analysis of how Chinese leaders have tried to manage, and sometimes manipulate, the double-edged sword of nationalist sentiment in international disputes with Japan and the U.

She introduces us to influential players we never knew, decodes sensitive government decisions reached in private, and provides the first systematic analysis of Chinese handling of grassroots nationalist demonstrations.

This is a book well worth reading. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. These potential "audience costs" represent a bargaining tool in international negotiations.

Anyone interested in contemporary Chineseforeign policy should read this book. She received her Ph. With the analytical power of a social scientist, and the reach of a great investigator, Weiss found and interviewed nearly two hundred activists, diplomats, and others.

Three case studies, a comparison of anti-Japanese protest in Hong Kong and mainland China, and computerized content analysis of official and commercial Chinese media provide rich support for the theory.

This is a book every China watcher will need at hand as the conflicts in the East China Sea and South China Sea set the stage for wider protests in the years to come.

The Japanese government, though publicly opposed to sanctions against China, acquiesced to American pressure, and ended them as soon as possible.

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Definitely a must-read book. She teaches courses on anti-Americanism in world politics, Chinese foreign policy, and state-society relations in post-Mao China. Because nationalist protests may spin out of control and are increasingly costly to curtail, the decision to allow protests demonstrates a willingness to "leave something to chance" and makes diplomatic concessions difficult.

Although authoritarian leaders are not constrained by the same electoral institutions, I argue that anti-foreign protests provide an alternative mechanism by which domestic politics can be leveraged in international bargaining.

Weiss shows how the regime takes advantage of nationalist protests to credibly convey resolve in disputes, and also how credibility entails costs-risks to regime stability and risks of unintended military escalation.

I develop a theory of anti-foreign protest that suggests that Chinese and other authoritarian leaders have incentives to allow anti-foreign protests in order to gain diplomatic bargaining leverage. With the analytical power of a social scientist, and the reach of a great investigator, Weiss found and interviewednearly two hundred activists, diplomats, and others.

Protesters picketed at least one KFC in the province of Hebei; some others showed their displeasure by smashing iPhones footage of which was, ironically, often shared via iPhone ; and a bunch of online dried mango retailers claimed to have dropped suppliers in the Philippines.I argue that by allowing nationalist protests against foreign states, non-democratic leaders can use domestic politics for international gain.

In China, anti-Japanese protests were tolerated in and but banned in and Anti-American protests were permitted in. 'Powerful Patriots' examines the role of nationalist protest in China's foreign relations from toarguing that the Chinese government's decision to allow or repress potentially destabilizing anti-foreign street demonstrations reveals information about its resolve and willingness to compromise in diplomacy.

However, the reviewer thinks this argument is far-fetched. The CCP’s control over the Chinese society has remained strong, leaving extremely narrow wiggle space for any anti-regime collective actions. As the author also admits, the government has been manipulating nationalism, and.

Similar to many other studies on Chinese nationalism, Powerful Patriots takes the Chinese antiforeign protests out of the context of nationalism studies.[1] There is no engagement with either the nature of China's nation-building project or the theorization of nationhood in general.

What role do nationalism and popular protest play in China's foreign relations?

Powerful patriots : nationalist protest in China's foreign relations

Chinese authorities permitted anti-American demonstrations in but repressed them in during two crises in U.S.-China relations. Anti-Japanese protests were tolerated in. Get this from a library! Powerful patriots: nationalism, diplomacy, and the strategic logic of anti-foreign protest.

Powerful patriots : nationalist protest in China's foreign relations

[Jessica Chen Weiss] -- How do public opinion and nationalist sentiment affect the foreign policy of China and other non-democratic states? I argue that by .

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