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Western social-science literature (social-science research on China) frequently points out that the development of nationalism primarily emanates from two sources. First, it says that there is a close relationship between the development of liberal nationalism and the bourgeois revolutions in America and France in the 18th century. Second, almost simultane…

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Meissner, Werner, “Nationalism”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 23 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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