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Nationalism

The philosophy in which one promotes the interests of one's own country or ethnic group over others. For example, nationalism may advocate secession of a region to form a new country in which one's own ethnic group predominates. What qualifies as a "nation" in nationalist terms is a matter of some disagreement.
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When commercialism, privileging cinema's entertainment value, helped the fledgling Chinese cinema retain its market share and therefore realize its nationalistic aspiration, nationalism, privileging cinema's pedagogical function, ultimately demanded quality films with cultural significance.
26) United China's contribution to the development of Chinese cinema came from the company's active role in appropriating the Hollywood model for restructuring the Chinese film industry as well as its production of more socially conscious films propelled by its nationalistic aspiration.
This kind of nationalistic aspiration is a reaction to the artificial boundaries created by Stalin.