China's Soft Power and International Relations by Hongyi Lai, Yiyi Lu

By Hongyi Lai, Yiyi Lu

China’s delicate strength has attracted enormous realization within the contemporary decade. during this quantity students from the U.K., Europe, the united states, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong and mainland China, together with a few good confirmed and renowned analysts on China, study major parts the place China has made obvious advances in its attraction and impact. They comprise China’s international coverage discourse, foreign communique, cultural international relations, and international counsel. moreover, chinese language notion of sentimental strength, overseas coverage procedure, and the connection among its foreign status and that of the U.S. also are heavily analysed. the amount covers essentially the most contemporary improvement and assesses China’s delicate strength significantly. This ebook bargains an evaluate of China’s efforts to domesticate its foreign picture, in addition to a critique of Nye’s conception of soppy strength. It attracts on case stories of the chinese language diplomatic perform and makes use of global opinion polls. This quantity deals a theoretical and empirical standpoint at the dialogue on tender energy with a selected concentration on China’s delicate power.

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2 Joseph S. , Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics (New York: Public Affairs, 2004), pp. 2–11; and Joseph S.  8–9.

Taking US military presence in East Asia as an example, whether it is hard or soft power depends on different regional ‘Soft power’ and Chinese soft power 29 actors’ perceptions in different international situations. Judging vertically first, when the United States and Japan were hostile to each other during the Second World War, US military deployment and action in East Asia was a hard power to Japan. After the end of the war and with the beginning of the Cold War, Japan quickly became one of the most important allies of the United States, and largely accepted US military deployment in East Asia in order to tackle its own security concerns.

Notably, in China, the use of the soft power concept could be different between political and international relations circles and other circles such as the media. In this chapter, the discussion of soft power focuses on the studies of politics and international relations in China. The following paragraphs provide a brief comparison and commentary on Nye’s soft power discourse and the Chinese academic discussion on soft power. 1 According to him, soft power is increasingly important in world politics.

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