The Chinese leadership is caught between the demands of populism and internationalism. Again and again, in order to win international approval, the government has had to buck public sentiments that the party propaganda machine itself has helped to foster.
Forced Harmony: China's Olympic Rollercoaster
Dali L. Yang is a professor of political science and director of the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago. His books include Remaking the Chinese Leviathan: Market Transition and the Politics of Governance in China (Stanford University Press, 2004).
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Dali L. Yang; Forced Harmony: China's Olympic Rollercoaster. Current History 1 September 2008; 107 (710): 243–249. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2008.107.710.243
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