China and the apocalypse: How the West reinvents the end of history

After China entered the period of “reform and openness” in the 1980s, Western liberalism, embracing a form of ‘apocalyptic modernity’, adhered to the fantasy that China “would become like us.” What it meant in fact was that China “would become like us but be subservient to us”. If China was not going to “become like … Continue reading China and the apocalypse: How the West reinvents the end of history Continue reading »