China and the Quest for DignityIssue: Spring 1999
That the people is without shame means that the state is without shame.
--Kang Youwei, c.1900
Marxism has completed its historical tour of duty. Thus although the
relationship between Marxism and nationalism has hardly been
exhausted as a subject of theoretical inquiry, it barely seems to
matter any longer in contemporary China. What does beg analysis now
is the relationship between liberalism and nationalism in
contemporary public life.