According to Bill Hayton, the modern Chinese state was constructed, or “invented,” at the end of the Qing Dynasty, based on Western ideas of nation, race, history, and territory. In The Invention of China, Hayton demonstrates that China is no more ancient, special, or authentic than most other states.
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Despite the Eurocentric origin story of feminism, early twentieth century Korea boasted one of the most vibrant and radical feminist movements in the world. Today, South Korea’s feminist renaissance is an instruction to other nations about how to repivot narratives of female emancipation.
It has been a month since the international community began watching in shock and horror as the democratically elected head of Myanmar was deposed from power, with the military installed in her place. However, this is not the first military coup or civilian protest that has taken place in Myanmar.