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A History of China's 'Humiliation' and 'Hurt Feelings' at the Olympics

A Chinese supporter shouts at anti-Chinese protestors during the Olympic Torch relay at Parliament House on April 24, 2008 in Canberra, Australia. (Mark Nolan/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Reactions to controversies involving China at the Olympics highlight a powerful and enduring aspect of the country's national psychology. 

Book Excerpt: 'Another Swimmer' by Xujun Eberlein (from 'Chinese Characters')

'Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land' (2012), edited by Angilee Shah and Jeffrey Wasserstrom. (University of California Press)

In this excerpt from a new anthology co-edited by Angilee Shah and Jeffrey Wasserstrom, researching a family tragedy brings back memories of the Cultural Revolution. Book event at Asia Society New York on Monday, September 17.