Video On Demand

"Powerful Patriots" Book Launch with Jessica Chen Weiss

October 6, 2014 • 4:00 – 5:30 pm EDT

This event will feature a discussion with Jessica Chen Weiss examining her latest book, Powerful Patriots, which traces China's management of dozens of nationalist protests and their consequences between 1985 and 2012. Weiss asks the important question, what role do nationalism and popular protest play in China's foreign relations? Chinese authorities permitted anti-American demonstrations in 1999 but repressed them in 2001 during two crises in U.S.-China relations. Anti-Japanese protests were tolerated in 1985, 2005, and 2012 but banned in 1990 and 1996. Protests over Taiwan, the issue of greatest concern to Chinese nationalists, have never been allowed. To explain this variation, Powerful Patriots identifies the diplomatic as well as domestic factors that drive protest management in authoritarian states. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

The Freeman Chair in China Studies cordially invites you to a Book Launch featuring:

Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China's Foreign Relations
by Jessica Chen Weiss
Dr. Jessica Chen Weiss
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yale University
Dr. David M. Lampton
George and Saide Hyman Professor of China Studies
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Ms. Bonnie Glaser
Senior Adviser, Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS
The event will be followed by a reception. We hope that you can join us. Please RSVP via online registration.


Bonnie S. Glaser