China’s State-Party Nationalism: seeking wealth and power under China’s Dream of Great Rejuvenation | O Nacionalismo do Estado-partido da China: a procura por riqueza e poder no contexto do Sonho Chinês de Grande Rejuvenescimento




China, Nationalism, China Dream, Great Rejuvenation, Wealth and Power


As economic growth fades, China resorts to nationalism to maintain the regime’s legitimacy and popular support. But Contemporary Chinese nationalism is multifaceted and also embedded in the historical processes that led China to face foreign expansionism and its own backwardness. For this reason, the quest for wealth and power is a permanent force that guides Chinese nationalism. In this article, I lay out the foundations of Chinese nationalism of the late-nineteenth and the first decades of the twentieth centuries. This is followed by the analysis of Chinese nationalism under the CCP rule since 1949, and a final section in which I identify the main trends in contemporary Chinese state-party nationalism. With present-day wealth and power, the CCP and the Chinese society believe it is time to restore China’s “rightful place” in the world. State-party nationalism is reshaping the past to project the future, but it is not a fait accompli.

 Keywords: China; Nationalism; Wealth and Power.



Com a desaceleração econômica, a China recorre ao nacionalismo para manter a legitimidade do regime e o apoio popular. Mas o nacionalismo chinês contemporâneo é multifacetado e está inserido nos processos históricos relacionados ao expansionismo estrangeiro e seu próprio atraso. Por isso, a busca por riqueza e poder é uma força permanente do nacionalismo chinês. Neste artigo, apresento as bases do nacionalismo chinês do final do século XIX e das primeiras décadas do século XX, seguido pela análise do nacionalismo chinês sob o governo do PCCh desde 1949, e uma seção final na qual identifico as principais tendências do nacionalismo do partido-estado chinês contemporâneo. Com a riqueza e o poder atuais, o PCCh e a sociedade chinesa acreditam que é hora de restaurar o "lugar de direito" da China no mundo. O nacionalismo do partido-estado está remodelando o passado para projetar o futuro, mas ele não é um fato consumado.

Palavras-chave: China; Nacionalismo; Riqueza e Poder.

Recebido em: 14 abr. 2021 | Aceito em: 12 ago. 2021.

Biografia do Autor

Daniel de Oliveira Vasconcelos

Mestre em Estudos sobre a China (Política e Relações Internacionais) pela Yenching Academy of Peking University. Especialização em Estudos Diplomáticos pelo CEDIN e graduação em Ciência Política pela Universidade de Brasília


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Vasconcelos, D. de O. (2021). China’s State-Party Nationalism: seeking wealth and power under China’s Dream of Great Rejuvenation | O Nacionalismo do Estado-partido da China: a procura por riqueza e poder no contexto do Sonho Chinês de Grande Rejuvenescimento. Mural Internacional, 12, e59051.



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