Cultivating the Art of Anxiety: Securitising Culture in China

Deepening globalisation and worldwide availability of free information and ideas raise concerns of communist China’s political leadership about the stability of the regime and the sustainability of the state ideological orthodoxy. What tools does President Xi Jinping use to reinvigorate China’s anti-Western narratives?

In his latest article, Rudolf Fürst overviews the tendency of Chinese elites to cover their efforts to protect the state's ideological orthodoxy under policies that aim to preserve the national cultural heritage. "Cultivating the Art of Anxiety: Securitising Culture in China" raises concerns about the impacts of the politicization of culture on different sectors of Chinese society.