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A Contracorriente     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Acciones e Investigaciones Sociales     Open Access  
Acta Borealia: A Nordic Journal of Circumpolar Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, European and Regional Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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AFFRIKA Journal of Politics, Economics and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65)
African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
African Diaspora     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
African East-Asian Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
African Identities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
African Journal of Democracy and Governance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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African Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Africa’s Public Service Delivery and Performance Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Agenda Política     Open Access  
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Agrarian South : Journal of Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alternatives : Global, Local, Political     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
América Latina Hoy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
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Arctic Review on Law and Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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China : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
China perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
China Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
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China-EU Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Chinese Journal of Global Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Journal of International Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cittadinanza Europea (LA)     Full-text available via subscription  
Civil Wars     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union     Open Access  
Class, Race and Corporate Power     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cold War History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
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Comparative Political Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 162)
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Conflict, Security & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 381)
Congress & the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Constellations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Contemporary Italian Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Contemporary Japan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary Political Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Contemporary Review of the Middle East     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary Security Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Contemporary Wales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contenciosa     Open Access  
Contexto Internacional     Open Access  
Cooperation and Conflict     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
CQ Researcher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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Criterio Jurídico     Open Access  
Criterios     Open Access  
Critical Asian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Critical Review : A Journal of Politics and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Critical Reviews on Latin American Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Critical Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cultura de Paz     Open Access  
Cultural Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Debater a Europa     Open Access  
Décalages : An Althusser Studies Journal     Open Access  
Decolonization : Indigeneity, Education & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
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Democratization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
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Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
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Development and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Digest of Middle East Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
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Diritto, immigrazione e cittadinanza     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dissent     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Diversité urbaine     Full-text available via subscription  
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
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Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Em Pauta : Teoria Social e Realidade Contemporânea     Open Access  
Encuentro     Open Access  
Environmental Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Equal Opportunities International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Espacios Públicos     Open Access  
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Estudos Avançados     Open Access  
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Ethics & International Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Ethics & Global Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)

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Journal Cover American Quarterly
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   ISSN (Print) 0003-0678 - ISSN (Online) 1080-6490
   Published by Johns Hopkins University Press Homepage  [23 journals]
  • Editor’s Note
    • Abstract: When we began the editorial work of American Quarterly at the University of Hawai’i three years ago, one of our main objectives was to further advance the transnational, comparativist approaches to American studies. The diverse composition of our editorial team, which includes scholars based not only in Hawai’i but also in Canada, Asia, and Oceania, has helped in soliciting and rigorously reviewing such scholarship, especially with attention to transpacific studies. In this vein, from the early phase of my role as editor, it was my hope that we could do a special issue on the place of China in the American imaginary and global realpolitik. We are extremely delighted that two scholars ideally positioned to take on ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-09-19T00:00:00-05:00
  • Introduction: The Chinese Factor and American Studies, Here and Now
    • Abstract: On December 2, 2016, US president-elect Donald Trump tweeted that he received a call of congratulations from the president of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, and when questioned, defended himself with these wry complaints: “Interesting how the U.S. sells Taiwan billions of dollars of military equipment but I should not accept a congratulatory call” and “Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency (making it hard for our companies to compete), heavily tax our projects going into …”1 Whether the call was a calculated stunt or a diplomatic gaffe, Trump’s tweets unwittingly reveal Taiwan to be “an American frontier,” to borrow the words of the long-forgotten George Kerr, US diplomat and military adviser posted there ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-09-19T00:00:00-05:00
  • Collective Statement on Taiwan Independence: Building Global Solidarity
           and Rejecting US Military Empire
    • Abstract: Taiwan exists in the between. In historical terms, Taiwan has existed, and continues to exist, in and between various iterations of colonial occupation: from seventeenth-century Dutch rule and the resulting Han settler colonialism to twentieth-century Japanese occupation and the current colonial occupation of the lingering Kuomintang (KMT) Nationalist government. Politically, Taiwan resides in between the competing imperialist discourses of the People’s Republic of China, which has long articulated a goal of “retaking” or “reunifying” the island it claims as a renegade province, and the United States, a nation that has demonstrated an ambivalent stance toward Taiwan and expressions of its independence. As such, it ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-09-19T00:00:00-05:00
  • Introduction to the Forums
    • Abstract: Contributors to these forums come from a wide range of positions and concerns, but all attempt to engage and reorient American studies through the intertwined vectors of the Chinese factor and the transpacific. Though the first forum is oriented toward the question of transpacific methodology and the second forum focuses more on the historical and contemporary US–China dynamics, they do intersect and complement each other to consider how to reframe the global in American studies: by linking sites seemingly detached and far away from each other, undoing the diplomatic discourses of friendship and partnership, deconstructing our ways of knowing and desiring, and building a transpacific perspective into the remaking ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-09-19T00:00:00-05:00
  • Toward a Decolonial Genealogy of the Transpacific
    • Abstract: Over the past decade, the term transpacific has gained increasing currency in academic writings across different disciplines. In part responding to the cross-hemispheric turn in the ongoing transnational questioning of the single-nation framework of area-based research, many scholars in history, literature, sociology, anthropology, and ethnic studies have begun to view the transpacific as a potentially promising framework for groundbreaking scholarship. A number of books, conferences, workshops, and collaborative research agendas have promoted their projects under the transpacific rubric.1 This special issue of American Quarterly likewise considers the competing transnational figurations of “China” in North America ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-09-19T00:00:00-05:00
  • Critical Refugee Studies and Native Pacific Studies: A Transpacific
    • Abstract: When I started my research on the Vietnam War and its refugees, I conceptualized the Vietnam War as a dyadic war between the United States and Vietnam—an asymmetric dyad to be sure, but a nevertheless. What I came to realize was that the war, and the subsequent US-led refugee rescue operation, involved a constellation of US former and current colonial territories in the Asia-Pacific region. This realization led me to reconceptualize the Vietnam War not as a dyadic but as a transpacific war that inflicted collateral damage on the Vietnamese and also on indigenous and (formerly) colonized subjects in the circuits of US Empire. This reconceptualization of the Vietnam War advances a transpacific critique that knits ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-09-19T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Inter-State “Frames of War”: On “Japan–US Friendship” and
           Okinawa in the Transpacific
    • Abstract: If war is to be opposed, we have to understand how popular assent to war acts upon the senses so that war is thought to be an inevitability, something good, or even a source of moral satisfaction.My reflection on a possible and more viable form of transpacific scholarship begins from a situated observation of Okinawa and its outside in early December 2016, and a particular act of theorization called forth by that situation.1 While my specific critique seeks to problematize the homosocial regime of friendship among nationalist elites in the United States, mainland Japan, and Okinawa especially from the late 1960s to the present, Okinawa’s crucial proximity to both Taiwan and mainland China makes what follows ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-09-19T00:00:00-05:00
  • TPP at the End of the Line: A Briefing on Economic Cooperation and
           Capacity Building
    • Abstract: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is at the end of a supply-chain narrative, constructed long before the cooperation and capacity building of international institutions like the World Trade Organization (WTO), the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Trade, militarization, and entente have enforced supply chains even before the manufacturing and production demands of industries and corporations nourished the insatiable appetite of consumers. Just as the history of empire is inseparable from military campaigns and entente, the supply-chain narrative begins with the building of civilization, inextricably linked to our hunger over resources, our quest for new routes in transport and ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-09-19T00:00:00-05:00
  • Some Consequences of the Pivot to Asia
    • Abstract: Given Donald Trump’s spasmodic, if not downright flaky, approach to foreign policy, who would bet against the likelihood, at some point during his term in office, of a nail-biting, armed face-off between US and Chinese forces' Whether in the South China Sea, the East China Sea, or the containment zone in and around North Korea, there are many territorial booby traps that could trigger a confrontation between these two superpowers whose relationship—military antagonists as well as major trading partners—is almost unique, by modern historical standards.In the volatile season of Twitter diplomacy that preceded his assumption of office, it seemed as if Trump had set his mental compass to provoking Beijing at every ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-09-19T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Problem of Study: China in American Studies and the Materials of
    • Abstract: What [the Western nations] had failed to take into account was this: THAT BETWEEN THEM AND CHINA WAS NO COMMON PSYCHOLOGICAL SPEECH. Their thought processes were radically dissimilar. There was no intimate vocabulary. … There was no way to communicate Western ideas to the Chinese mind.Between drafts of this essay occurred the election of the far Right to control the US military and government forces, raising the need to move from questions initially situated in a growing common sense of multiculturalism to ones steeped again in the dominance of white extremism. What a stunning example of how thin the line between the two, their shared worldview of white supremacy despite both cosmetic and substantive differences in ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-09-19T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Rise of China and the End of the World as We Know It
    • Abstract: The evidence is all around us, yet it is still not easy to overcome a sense of the absurd prognosticating of the end of the world. Authoritative analysts of capitalist modernity like Fredric Jameson and Slavoj Žižek tell us that “it has become easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism.”1 According to sociologists and social analysts such as John Bellamy Foster and Naomi Klein, certain doom awaits us anyway if we cannot imagine the end of capitalism. Unbridled capitalism has created an ecological and social crisis that is readily recognized by all but the most intransigent of its perpetrators. Contemporary capitalism fosters a culture of self-indulgent consumerism and a ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-09-19T00:00:00-05:00
  • Détourning the Chimera: Toward a Global Critical Practice
    • Abstract: The variants of neoliberalism east and west of the Pacific—China’s “state neoliberalism” and the more epistemologically totalitarian version that has long been ascendant in the United States1—while providing cyclical alterations of anachronistic stick waving with the kind of symbiotic chumminess on display during Xi Jinping’s visit to Davos, do not portend any serious systemic fissures at the commanding heights of the global economy. The latest indications (June 2017) suggest that Donald Trump is, as many of us always thought he eventually would, falling into line. There is considerably more work to be done, however, in the ranks of the opposition. For US-based scholars and critics, an anticapitalist intellectual ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-09-19T00:00:00-05:00
  • Not So Simple Life Choices
    • Abstract: “Does my future lie in China or America'” So went the title of a 1936 national essay competition sponsored by the Ging Hawk Club in New York City’s Chinatown. The club, which had Christian church ties, gathered high school and college-age Chinese and addressed issues related to the politics and culture of contemporary China and life problems of the American-born generation.1The provocative question posed by the social club highlighted perhaps the central concern of young Chinese Americans during what is called the “Exclusion Era,” the decades between the passage of the first Chinese Restriction Act in 1882 and the start of its dismantling in 1943. Because of social practice and national law, Chinese in America ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-09-19T00:00:00-05:00
  • How Chinese Students Become Nationalist: Their American Experience and
           Transpacific Futures
    • Abstract: Today, one-third of all international students in the United States are from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Through 2015 China was the leading sender of international students to the United States for six years, after nearly a decade of double-digit increases from sixty-two thousand to three hundred thousand.1 The massive number of Chinese students has been accompanied by a controversial image. Reports on academic dishonesty and conspicuous consumption associated with the Chinese students, especially those from wealthy families, have triggered dismissal and disgust from both Americans and fellow Chinese students of more humble backgrounds.2What has also contributed to these contentious feelings is the ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-09-19T00:00:00-05:00
  • Settler Modernity’s Spatial Exceptions: The US POW Camp, Metapolitical
           Authority, and Ha Jin’s War Trash
    • Abstract: In October 2011 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton revealed in a policy plan titled “America’s Pacific Century” that the United States would “pivot” from the Middle East to the Asia-Pacific. In this plan, the Asia-Pacific is identified as the most crucial sphere of US influence in the twenty-first century and the region where US military resources will be concentrated. Yet even in the previous century, “The American Century,” even in the absence of such an explicit pivot, we witnessed a brutal concentration of military resources and violence. US imperial violence in Asia, previously rationalized under the sign of the Cold War, gets reanimated under the sign of “new global realities.” “America’s Pacific Century” ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-09-19T00:00:00-05:00
  • Empire of Information: The Asia Foundation’s Network and
           Chinese-Language Cultural Production in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
    • Abstract: It is easily forgotten that the bilateral relationship between the United States and China often involves and affects a multilateral network of nation-states in the Asia-Pacific and other Chinese-speaking societies and communities beyond mainland China. Historically, because of the United States’ significant role in the Asia Pacific after World War II, it was inevitable that either as a global power or as symbolic capital, it would come into play in matters of intra-Asia relationships and discussions of the (dis)connection among various Chinese communities. While issues of sovereignty, democracy, economic and social disparity, race and gender, cultural lineage, and tradition among different Chinese ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-09-19T00:00:00-05:00
  • The World Comes to Iowa in the Cold War: International Writing Program and
           the Translation of Mao Zedong
    • Abstract: “From around the world, writers of all sorts, novelists, critics, journalists, essayists, and translators, come together; they meet for the first time to explore those intangible qualities that nurture the highest forms of human expression”—thus begins Community of the Imagination, a documentary film recording the lives of international writers invited to the International Writing Program (IWP) in 1973. The male narrator continues with a tranquil voice, “They take part in the program that makes no formal demand of its participants, save to write, to think, to interact with their environment and each other as they please.” After a nearly one-minute shot of the vast fields characteristic of a midwestern landscape ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-09-19T00:00:00-05:00
  • Disability as Exception: China, Race, and Human Rights
    • Abstract: Globalization and neoliberalism are macro theoretical frameworks that have come to account for our contemporary world. China is often the key example that adds nuance to the Eurocentric, universalizing impulse embedded in these theories. They often render the non-West into an oppositional contrast to or as a derivative mimesis of the West. Aihwa Ong’s work typifies the dominant use of China as a counterexample for overly broad theorizations of neoliberalism and globalization: “Rather than taking neoliberalism as a tidal wave of market-driven phenomena that sweeps from dominant countries to smaller ones, we could more fruitfully break neoliberalism down into various technologies.”1 In Neoliberalism as Exception, Ong ... Read More
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  • “Frontier Risk” and the Sino-American Scramble in the Sahel
    • Abstract: In a 2014 interview with the Wall Street Journal, former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince justified his decision to leave the United States and partner with China to provide logistics and security services in Africa by explaining that China had “the appetite to take frontier risk.”1 Prince’s statement mixes two, equally potent metaphors. First is the frontier—widely understood to be the mythological crucible of American identity. And second is risk—the possibility of loss while pursuing capital growth. These same metaphors appear in a slightly different formulation in Mike Maden’s 2014 novel Blue Warrior, which details the exploits of a wealthy private military contractor, Troy Pearce. One of Pearce’s Chinese ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-09-19T00:00:00-05:00
  • Animacy at the End of History in Changrae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea
    • Abstract: One rejoinder to the claim that it is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism is that some observers of China’s rise have had no trouble imagining the end of American-style liberal capitalism. As the argument goes, a “Beijing consensus” of authoritarian, control capitalism will eventually eclipse a “Washington consensus” of decentralized, free-market capitalism.2 It is thus only a matter of time until the reins of global hegemony change hands. While it would not be inaccurate to read this particular “China threat” narrative as merely the latest in a long history of “yellow peril” articulations, it is also the case that China has for many years been shaping conceptions of American futurity ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-09-19T00:00:00-05:00
  • Unhappy Desires and Queer Postsocialist Futures Unhappy Desires and Queer
           Postsocialist Futures: Hong Kong and Buenos Aires in Wong Kar-wai’s
           Happy Together
    • Abstract: On July 1, 1997, Hong Kong was turned over to China after 150 years of British imperial rule. Since then, July 1 has become an important date of protest in Hong Kong by groups struggling for what has broadly been termed by the Euro-American media as prodemocracy issues (including LGBT and other groups advocating for “better treatment of ethnic minorities”).1 As Time magazine put it in 2015, Hong Kong is “China’s most open city,” and protests in favor of LGBT people and ethnic minorities would “never be permitted in mainland China.”2 While the US imaginary of China includes many new financial centers (Shanghai, for instance, rivals Hong Kong), this particular fantasy of Hong Kong as a democratic outlier connects ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-09-19T00:00:00-05:00
  • Dwelling over China: Minor Transnationalisms in Karen Tei
           Yamashita’s I Hotel
    • Abstract: Karen Tei Yamashita published her novel I Hotel in 2010, five years after the physical International Hotel (I-Hotel) was revitalized on its original site on the corner of Kearny and Jackson Streets in the Manilatown–Chinatown section of San Francisco. Rebuilt in 1907 after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, the International Hotel was a low-cost residence that housed many Filipino and Chinese migrant workers. A majority of the tenants were bachelors who were unable to own property and form nuclear families because of various US exclusion acts and antimiscegenation laws.1Despite its full occupancy, the hotel was targeted for demolition in the late 1960s as part of the city’s urban renewal projects that aimed to ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-09-19T00:00:00-05:00
  • Nomad of the Transpacific: Bruce Lee as Method
    • Abstract: The life of the nomad is the intermezzo.Be formless, shapeless, like water.The transpacific nomad Bruce Lee was born in San Francisco, raised in Hong Kong until the age of eighteen, came of age in Seattle, had his hopes of movie stardom extinguished in Hollywood, and returned to Hong Kong to rekindle his dreams. In 1971 he made his first martial arts film, Tang Shan Daxiong, in which he played a Chinese immigrant to Thailand who discovers that his boss is a drug-smuggling kingpin. The following year, he starred in Jing Wu Men as a martial artist who defends Chinese pride against Japanese imperialists in the International Settlement of early twentieth-century Shanghai. Because of the overwhelming popularity of both ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-09-19T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Crisis of the American Dream: On Going-Abroad Films in Contemporary
           Chinese Cinema
    • Abstract: US–China mutual images are often characterized by a strong sense of ambivalence. As David Shambaugh observes, the “love-hate” ambivalence that Harold Isaacs identifies in his classic study of American images of China finds its parallel in the other side of the US–Chinese perceptual dyad. Punning on the word mei in the commonly used phrase “American Imperialism” (meidi), Shambaugh claims that the term “Beautiful Imperialist” perfectly “captures the ambivalence—admiration and denigration—that distinguishes Chinese perceptions of the United States.”1 The United States is imagined at once as a leading force of Western imperialism and as a beautiful land that promises equal opportunity and boundless success.The evolving ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-09-19T00:00:00-05:00
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