Charm. Offensive. How China’s Soft Power. Is Transforming the World. JOSHUA KURLANTZICK. A New Republic Book. Yale University Press New Haven and. Charm Offensive: How China’s Soft Power Is Transforming the World Joshua Kurlantzick is special correspondent for the New Republic and. China’s Charm Offensive in Southeast Asia. Joshua KurlantzicK. In November , Jiang Zemin made his first visit to Cambodia. Arriving at the airport in.
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Now, regarding great power c This book brought something back to my mind that I haven considered as a formal concept since American’s soft power deficit vs China’s new tool of josuua power may push countries to choose between the two.
The only negative for me is the question about whether it’s already outdated even though jlshua just came out four years ago. The only good thing I got out of this book was that Kurlantcick introduces some important ideas.
There is kurlanrzick real proof Kurlantzick has taken what should be a fairly interesting topicChina’s purportedly increased “soft power” around the worldand made it simply a laundry list of places where the PRC did something or another popular, contrasted against the obvious fact that America is unpopular just about anywhere but Albania and, perhaps, Poland.
Great book that has made some pretty sound assessments, some even coming true now. In his persuasively argued conclusion, he considers a future in which China may be the…. Yue Molly Tu rated it liked it Nov 30, That’s the one drawback of writing a book about current affairs, I guess. Gregory Cooper rated it really liked it Apr 05, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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. Jul 06, Stephen rated it really liked it Offensige Useful, thoughtful discussion of an important development in world affairs.
Apr 18, Natalie wolfe rated it liked it Recommends it for: Ian Hutchinson rated it liked it Jul 30, Additionally, Murlantzick has certainly latched onto taking advantage f every opportunity to tout its investment and minimal aid to other countries to establish political clout, even if it is relatively minuscule to the US and Japanese aid.
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In general, though, this feels like a wasted opportunity. Instead, it feels orfensive like a Cold War panic tale. Other editions – View all Charm Offensive: Kurlantzick has taken what should be a fairly interesting topicChina’s purportedly increased “soft power” around the worldand made it simply a laundry list of places where the PRC did something or another popular, contrasted against the obvious fact that America is unpopular just about anywhere but Albania and, perhaps, Poland.
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Using the theme of soft power – a nation’s ability to shape other kurlanntzick preferences or branding your influence on another country in relation to popular and elite culture, public diplomacy, value, ideals and norms. Well, it is menacing, says the author. Kimberly Cheng rated it liked it Mar 04, Jon Wood rated it really liked it Jun 25, Return to Book Page.
He has covered Southeast Asia and China as a correspondent for U. Overall however a good read especially if you are interested in poly s Thanks Natalie: Dec 28, Jason rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: He has covered Southeast Asia and China as a correspondent for “U.
Lists with This Book. I do think however that the author could have explored the theme of how the US could combat China’s growing soft influence; seems to me that he skimmed this subject and he could have developed this theme a bit more. Overall however a good read especially if you are interested in poly sci and international relations.
Reads, as another reviewer pointed out, like a long Kurlantzick magazine article; more vibrant journalistic color might have livened the story up a bit, but it’s worth having a loo Useful, thoughtful discussion of an important development in world affairs.