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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

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 ri

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"'This book is about two things: the rise in China's utilization of its growing soft power, but also a vacuum of soft power and influence an emasculated United States is leaving. While many authors would gravitate toward only one of these two aspects, Kurlantzick is able to weave both together, and we are the better because of his ability to do so.' Benjamin A. Shobert, Asia Times 'Kurlantzick's book will jolt you awake.' Martha Bayles, Wall Street Journal 'China is winning friends and influencing people around the world almost as fast as the United States is doing the opposite. This is a significant change, and Kurlantzick may be the first journalist to draw proper attention to it... Charm Offensive is intelligent, important, and more than a little disquieting... Kurlantzick has picked up on something crucial about China today, and it's time the rest of us took notice.' T. A. Frank, Washington Monthly"

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 U.S. 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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Charm Offensive: How China's Soft Power Is Transforming the World by Joshua Kurlantzick
Joshua Kurlantzick
New Republic Book
Used - Very Good
Yale University Press
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