Author: Samuel Wade

Samuel Wade is CDT's deputy editor, based in Vancouver.
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The Long March, North Korea, and “Historical Nihilism”

This week, the PLA Daily newspaper fired the latest shot in an ongoing campaign against “historical nihilism,” or challenges to the officially-endorsed version of history on which the Party’s legitimacy partly rests. Xi Jinping’s administration has redoubled efforts to preserve the Party’s monopoly on history, such as the legacy of Mao Zedong,

September 29, 2016 5:31 PM

Is There a Backlash Against Online Nationalism?

In recent months, episodes such as the invasion of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s Facebook page and uproars over perceived insults to China by Taiwanese and Hong Kong pop singers, Australian swimmers and the Rio Olympic Committee have brought renewed attention to the long-established phenomenon of online nationalism. Reporting on the outcry this week at a Taiwanese

September 29, 2016 12:13 PM

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