Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

One Belt One Road: China's Nation-Building Initiative
by Zhang, Yizhi Jing Jing, M.A., The George Washington University, 2017, 81; 10244494
Abstract (Summary)

Millennia ago, a vital trade route connected the thriving civilizations of ancient Greece, Persia, and China. Through the ancient Silk Road, China was able to influence societies far beyond its national borders. And now, in the twenty-first century, it seeks to do the same. This paper will attempt to develop a new paradigm that more fully explains the rationale and objectives of the One Belt One Road initiative. It argues that nation-building is the most comprehensive way to understand the Chinese government's intentions with OBOR. The following chapters will also demonstrate how OBOR fits into the CCP's larger ethno-nationalist "China Dream" campaign, which crafts a narrative of a unified and rejuvenated China predicated on a single identity.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Roberts, Sean, Dickson, Bruce
Commitee:
School: The George Washington University
Department: Asian Studies
School Location: United States -- District of Columbia
Source: MAI 56/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Asian Studies, International Relations
Keywords: China, Chinese communist party, Nation building, Obor, One belt one road
Publication Number: 10244494
ISBN: 9781369576856
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