John McCreery's Blog – June 2011 Archive (1)

Diffusion, Memes and Celebrations: What makes some national identities more interesting than others?

On Savage Minds, Kerim Friedman blogged about Chinese Dragon Boat races, looking back to their putative origin in  a festival commemorating the death of poet Qu Yuan (Chinese: 屈原) (c. 340 BCE – 278 BCE) of the ancient state of Chu, in the Warring States Period of the Zhou Dynasty. Fuji Lozada comments that Dragon Boat Racing  

 

"is a growing international sport. Here in Charlotte, North…

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