A valuable, and often lively, account of a crucial aspect of modern China.
(Gideon Rachman Financial Times
A future world where the Chinese are at peace with their own past seems a long way away. But that is the place, as this useful study of such a difficult area, where we need to get to.
(Kerry Brown Asian Review of Books
This work is highly recommended for general readers as well as Asia scholars. It is a must for any serious library collection on Asia. Essential.
A must-read for anyone interested in post-Tiananmen Chinese nationalism.
(Robert Weatherley e-IR
Wang gives us a critically important book that provides a solid blueprint for understanding contemporary China.
(Daniel Metraux Virginia Review of Asian Studies
A timely addition to the fast-expanding literature on Chinese nationalism.
(Xiangfeng Yang Pacific Affairs
a vivid and well-informed study of post-Mao nationalism and Chinese foreign policy...
(Edward Friedman China Quarterly
A timely and well-researched book, Never Forget National Humiliation qualifies as a landmark in the study of Chinese nationalism.
Zheng Wang's Never Forget National Humiliation presents a powerful, convincing, and timely discussion about one of the most important and sustaining factors shaping China's modern history and its tortuous course of integration into the international community. Based on extensive and solid research, his is a study with critical scholarly values and pivotal contemporary relevance. For those who want a deeper understanding of the Chinese conceptual realm still profoundly penetrated by the Chinese 'victim mentality' in the era of 'China's rise,' this is a book they cannot afford to ignore.
(Chen Jian, The Michael J. Zak Chair of History for U.S.--China Relations, Cornell University)