But overall, isn’t the real question about building a political culture of nationalism, stability and unity?
So how will the Chinese accomplish this. Although our discussions of Chinese democracy were revealing about the motivations of the Chinese leadership – it is clear there is factional dissent within China that the government must deal with.
1. BBC has published images of recent Chinese protests – please scan through images to assess the diversity of protests & government reactions
1A. For fun(!) check out some of the contemporary Chinese artists such as the Invisible Man or AiWeiWei (assume this is his homepage), but also this Q & A in Time magazine Dec. 2011. And the art scene in Beijing & Shanghai
2. Please post commentary that assesses the political culture developing in China based upon your research of dissent/protest movement(s); our class discussions, Pye’s thesis of “traumatized” cultures; the official doctrine of the CCP – including Jiang Zemin’s 3 Represents & Deng Xiaoping theory. As well as any other source you wish to use.
3. Please remember to consider POV in all arguments