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Charm Offensive By Joshua Kurlantzick

Charm Offensive
by Joshua Kurlantzick

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Examines the significance of China's focus on soft power, that is, diplomacy, trade incentives, cultural and educational exchange opportunities, and other techniques, to project a benign national image, pose as a model of social and economic success, and develop stronger international alliances.
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Charm Offensive: How China's Soft Power is Transforming the World by Joshua Kurlantzick

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 neighbours and to distant countries alike. This original book is the first to examine the significance of China's recent focus on soft power, that is, diplomacy, trade incentives, cultural and educational exchange opportunities, and other techniques, to project a benign national image, pose 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 policymakers. 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, the author contends. In a provocative conclusion, he considers a future in which China may be the first nation since the Soviet Union to rival the U.S. in international influence.

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Charm Offensive Reviews


"Kurlantzick's book will jolt you awake." Martha Bayles, "Wall Street Journal"--Martha Bayles "Wall Street Journal ""

About Joshua Kurlantzick


Joshua Kurlantzick is special correspondent for The New Republic and visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He has covered Southeast Asia and China as a correspondent for US News and World Report and The Economist, and his writings on Asia have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The New York Times Magazine, and many other publications.

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GOR004678216
Charm Offensive: How China's Soft Power is Transforming the World by Joshua Kurlantzick
Joshua Kurlantzick
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Yale University Press
2007-06-01
224
0300117035
9780300117035
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