Linh Vu is an assistant professor of History at Arizona State University. She specializes in the history of modern China. Vu discusses her book, Governing the Dead: Martyrs, Memorials, and Necrocitizenship in Modern China. In it, she argues that the Nationalist government honored deceased soldiers in ceremonial rites, not only to recognize their accomplishments in the military, but also to promote certain qualities and values that the state believed all soldiers should possess.
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