Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Public Art and Human Development ( ICPAHD 2021)

From “Fans for Idols” to “Fans for Nation”: Review on Fandom Nationalism in China

Authors
Zishen Peng1, , Yue Pu2, *, , Yixiao Song3,
1University Eastern China University of Political and Law, No. 555, Longyuan Road, Songjiang District, Shanghai, China
2Beijing Foreign Studies University, now in visiting program at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, No.2 North Xisanhuan Avenue, Beijing, China
3Yunnan University, No. 2, Cuihu North Road, Wuhua District, Kunming, China

Those authors contributed equally.

*Corresponding author. Email: yue.pu@graduateinstitute.ch
Corresponding Author
Yue Pu
Available Online 28 January 2022.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220110.196How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Fandom nationalism; Politicization; Psychological drive; Fan organization; Media
Abstract

In recent years, with the increasing influence of the Internet and social media, fan nationalism, as a new form of nationalism, has been widely discussed by scholars. This paper reviews related literature of fan nationalism from three aspects: psychological drive, fan organization, and media development. In the process of politicizing the fan circle, fans sanctify their country as idols, and have a sense of identity with their ideals. The organizational structure and operation mode of fan nationalism are becoming increasingly mature owing to the extensive use of new media enables complex information to organize and mobilize fans. However, future research can turn attention to the influence of fan nationalism on the public attitude towards national sentiment, which may be helpful to understand the current trend of nationalism in China.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Public Art and Human Development ( ICPAHD 2021)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
28 January 2022
ISBN
978-94-6239-523-7
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220110.196How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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