Charm Offensive: How China's Soft Power Is Transforming the World
Door Joshua Kurlantzick
|Charm Offensive: How China's Soft Power Is Transforming the World|
|Yale University Press|
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|A ground-level account of China&;s new diplomacy and how it could change international relations|
At the beginning of the twenty-first century, China is poised to become a major global power. And though much has been written of China&;s rise, a crucial aspect of this transformation has gone largely unnoticed: the way that China is using soft power to appeal to its neighbors and to distant countries alike. This book is the first to examine the significance of China&;s recent reliance on soft power&;diplomacy, trade incentives, cultural and educational exchange opportunities, and other techniques&;to project a benign national image, position itself as a model of social and economic success, and develop stronger international alliances... (). Drawing on years of experience tracking China&;s policies in Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Africa, Joshua Kurlantzick reveals how China has wooed the world with a "charm offensive" that has largely escaped the attention of American policy makers. Beijing&;s new diplomacy has altered the political landscape in Southeast Asia and far beyond, changing the dynamics of China&;s relationships with other countries. China also has worked to take advantage of American policy mistakes, Kurlantzick contends. In a provocative conclusion, he considers a future in which China may be the first nation since the Soviet Union to rival the United States in international influence.
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