Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Beijingoism for Babies: Chinese Nationalist Indoctrination and a Tale of Two Little Cousins
One encounter as an example of a much bigger problem. As I recently had to explain to a student, racism, prejudice, nationalistic chauvinism, general tribalistic hostility to "the Other," and cynical state-sponsored scapegoating of people are by no means character flaws confined to the West (i.e., let's be honest, "white people"). I should point out too that while Beijing might get its kicks whipping up anti-Japanese hatred, it is clearly playing with fire.