Book on history of protests in China released

Jessica Chen Weiss

Jessica Chen Weiss, born and raised in Seattle, has written a book, Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China’s Foreign Relations, about the history of anti-foreign protests in China from 1985 to 2012. Weiss has interviewed over 170 people for this book and has spent about 14 months on field research. Powerful Patriots discusses anti-foreign protests and what role they played for the Chinese government and foreign relations and why certain protests, for example anti-American protests, were allowed during certain years compared to other years. Weiss is an assistant professor of political science at Yale University. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her Ph.D from University of California, San Diego. (end)

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