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Eurasian Hybridity in Chinese Utopian Visions: From "One World" to "A Society Based on Beauty" and Beyond

Eurasian Hybridity in Chinese Utopian Visions: From "One World" to "A Society Based on Beauty"... Eurasian Hybridity in Chinese Utopian Visions: From “One World” to “A Society Based on Beauty” and Beyond Emma Jinhua Teng “Can Mixed-Blood Hybrids Really Improve the Chinese Race?” This provocative question appeared in chinesenewsweek.com in August 2001. Columnist and on-line pundit Shangguan Tianyi began his essay by contrasting the racialist thinking of the past with contemporary attitudes: In the past, the German Nazis promoted the idea of Aryan superiority on the basis of the notion of racial purity. . . . Ironically, nowadays there are people who are taking an avid interest in racial intermixing and hybridity as a means of improving the Chinese race [Zhongguo renzhong], and of producing a more intelligent new generation. . . . decades after [the Nazi era], the mixed-blood hybrid has unexpectedly become a figure of admiration. . . . In concrete terms, are we talking about interbreeding with Blacks, American Indians, Australian Aborigines or Pacific Islanders? The answer in each case is, no. Essentially, the scope of intermixing is limited to Whites, preferably Americans.1 positions 14:1 © 2006 by Duke University Press. positions 14:1 Spring 2006 Shangguan then proceeded, in equally inflammatory terms, to critique what he identifies as a new http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png positions asia critique Duke University Press

Eurasian Hybridity in Chinese Utopian Visions: From "One World" to "A Society Based on Beauty" and Beyond

positions asia critique , Volume 14 (1) – Mar 1, 2006

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1067-9847
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Eurasian Hybridity in Chinese Utopian Visions: From “One World” to “A Society Based on Beauty” and Beyond Emma Jinhua Teng “Can Mixed-Blood Hybrids Really Improve the Chinese Race?” This provocative question appeared in chinesenewsweek.com in August 2001. Columnist and on-line pundit Shangguan Tianyi began his essay by contrasting the racialist thinking of the past with contemporary attitudes: In the past, the German Nazis promoted the idea of Aryan superiority on the basis of the notion of racial purity. . . . Ironically, nowadays there are people who are taking an avid interest in racial intermixing and hybridity as a means of improving the Chinese race [Zhongguo renzhong], and of producing a more intelligent new generation. . . . decades after [the Nazi era], the mixed-blood hybrid has unexpectedly become a figure of admiration. . . . In concrete terms, are we talking about interbreeding with Blacks, American Indians, Australian Aborigines or Pacific Islanders? The answer in each case is, no. Essentially, the scope of intermixing is limited to Whites, preferably Americans.1 positions 14:1 © 2006 by Duke University Press. positions 14:1 Spring 2006 Shangguan then proceeded, in equally inflammatory terms, to critique what he identifies as a new

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