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China's Good War: How Memory of World War II is Shaping a New Nationalism
Drawing on his book of the same title, Rana Mitter examines the ways in which public narratives of World War II enhance contemporary Chinese nationalism and contribute to its newfound confidence abroad. Chinese leaders once tried to suppress memories of their nation’s brutal experience during World War II. Now they celebrate the “victory”—a key foundation of China’s rising nationalism.

Speaker:
• Rana Mitter, Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China, St Cross College, University of Oxford
• Susan Shirk, Chair, 21st Century China Center, UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy
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This webinar series is organized by the 21st Century China Center at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy. For more information on China activities, as well as recordings of previous webinars, please visit china.ucsd.edu.

Nov 10, 2021 01:10 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Rana Mitter
Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China @St. Cross College, University of Oxford
Rana Mitter is a professor of the History and Politics of Modern China and a fellow of St Cross College at the University of Oxford. He is the author of several books, including “China’s War with Japan: The Struggle for Survival, 1937-1945” (Penguin, 2013), which won the 2014 RUSI/Duke of Westminster’s Medal for Military Literature and was named a Book of the Year in the Financial Times and Economist. His latest book is “China’s Good War: How World War II is Shaping a New Nationalism” (Harvard, 2020). His writing on contemporary China has appeared recently in Foreign Affairs, the Harvard Business Review, The Spectator, The Critic and The Guardian. https://www.history.ox.ac.uk/people/professor-rana-mitter#/
Susan Shirk
Chair, 21st Century China Center @UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy
Susan Shirk is research professor and chair of the 21st Century China Center. She is one of the most influential experts working on U.S.-China relations and Chinese politics. She previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State from 1997 to 2000, where she was responsible for U.S. policy toward China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Mongolia. Shirk founded and continues to lead the Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue, an unofficial forum for discussions of security issues.