The modernity of China as a nation-state must be distinguished from its continued existence as a community of people, institutions, beliefs and practices with roots in custom and civilization going back to prehistoric times. In contrast to other nations of the Third World emerging out of a colonial past and struggling to cope with both the growing pains of development and the lack of a dominant tradition from which to define a national identity, it might be said, for example, that modem China is largely immune to such crises of culture by virtue of its continuity to the past.
|Title of host publication||From Beijing to Port Moresby|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Politics of National Identity in Cultural Policies|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||37|
|ISBN (Print)||9057005026, 9781138974715|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2014|