British Journal of Chinese Studies

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Vol 12 No 1 (2022)
Essays

Global Communities of Difference: Chinese Identity in an Age of Anti-Asian Racism and #StopAsianHate

Luke Vulpiani
King's College London
Published January 22, 2022
How to Cite
Vulpiani, L. (2022). Global Communities of Difference. British Journal of Chinese Studies, 12(1), 134-137. https://doi.org/10.51661/bjocs.v12i1.183

Abstract

Covid-19, western Sinophobia and geopolitics are raising new questions about Chinese cultural identity, which has become an increasingly contentious terrain at the current historical moment. Stuart Hall’s work provides a way to think beyond racial, cultural and state impositions of cultural identity through ideas of self-positioning, difference and hybridity. Chinese cultural identity as difference and hybridity, however, faces real world challenges in spaces of contested identity such as Hong Kong and Taiwan, and from Sinophobia.

Keywords
  • Sinophobia,
  • Stuart Hall,
  • Covid-19,
  • difference,
  • hybridity
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