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dc.contributor.author Li, Mingjiang
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-12T01:48:50Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-12T01:48:50Z
dc.date.copyright 2008
dc.date.issued 2009-03-12T01:48:50Z
dc.identifier.citation Li, M. J. (2008). Soft power in Chinese discourse : popularity and prospect. (RSIS Working Paper, No. 165). Singapore: Nanyang Technological University.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10220/4552
dc.description.abstract This paper attempts to analyze the Chinese discourse on soft power and address these majour issues: How do the Chinese elite understand and interpret soft power? Why is there sucha a strong interest in soft power in China? What role do the Chinese elite assign to soft power in China's international strategy in the 21st century? To answer these questions, I thoroughly examine various official documents, prominet scholarly writing, and the most influential national-level media reports and analyses. This study reveals that Chinese views on soft power are variegated, with the mainstream believing that soft power is stil a weak link in China's strategic planning but nevertheless should be an important component in China's rising strategy. At the moment, soft power is largely perceived as a tool for defensive purposes in Chian's international politics and a means for various domestic goals. I conclude that a grand Chinese soft power strategy is still in its embryonic phase.
dc.format.extent 37 p.
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries RSIS Working Papers ; 165/08
dc.subject DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science::Political institutions::Asia
dc.title Soft power in Chinese discourse : popularity and prospect
dc.type Working Paper
dc.contributor.school S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
dc.description.version Accepted version

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