In last class, we asked the question "Why did China launch the so-called Northeast Project?"
As I am writing a paper on this, I come up with this idea. We know that China's slogan right now is "peaceful rise." She wants to be not just a regional power, but also a global power; not just politically and economically, but also culturally. Thus, ancient cultural inheritance is important to China's desired image. Although China has a long history and huge land, incessant natural disasters and wars and all kinds of movements (like the Cultural Revolution) left China few cultural relics. That is why China needs "Koguryo" desperately now.