It would be a mistake to attribute to the Communist Party complete control over Chinese nationalism today. With the emergence of the Internet, cell phones, and text messaging, popular nationalists in China are increasingly able to act independently of the state.
Chinese Nationalism: Challenging the State?
Peter Hays Gries is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and director of the Sino-American Security Dialogue. He is the author of China's New Nationalism: Pride, Politics, and Diplomacy (University of California Press, 2004).
Peter Hays Gries; Chinese Nationalism: Challenging the State?. Current History 1 September 2005; 104 (683): 251–256. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2005.104.683.251
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