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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In the end he seem to back off from his overall theme in that he states that China still has a long way to go. In this provocative book, Joshua Kurlantzick examines the significance of China’s recent reliance on soft power-diplomacy, trade incentives, cultural and educational exchange opportunities and other techniques-to project a benign national image, position itself as a model of social and economic success and develop stronger international alliances.
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. Open Preview See a Problem? 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 look at.
Natalia rated it really liked it Feb 17, Jan 02, Gail rated it liked it Shelves: Yale University Press Amazon.
Cisrbm rated it it was amazing Mar 24, That’s what I went in hoping to find In his persuasively argued conclusion, he considers a future in which China may be the first nation since the Soviet Union to rival the United States in international influence.
In his persuasively argued conclusion, he considers a future in which China may be the…. Dec 28, Jason rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: American’s soft power deficit vs China’s new tool of soft power may push countries to choose between the two.
Charm Offensive: How China’s Soft Power Is Transforming the World
JK looks from a number of directions at how China’s low-key realism and self-interest is increasing its influence in key parts of the developing world, while Washington’s combination of finger-pointing and idealism has weakened American clout.
Nov 16, Wilson rated it really liked it. 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. A good book, and although it took me a while to finish it, I found it quite interesting. JK’s policy prescriptions sometimes seem shaped by his own persepctive as an affluent, liberal Westerner he suggests that there’s only a small, limited audience in the developing world for trading rapid economic growth for political liberties — hmm but anybody interested in foreign policy should check this book out.
Overall however a good read especially if you are interested in poly s Thanks Natalie: Well this book has been really interesting so far.
Hardcoverpages. Yale University Press- Political Science – pages. Aug 13, Barron rated it liked it. China also has worked to take advantage of American policy mistakes, Kurlantzick contends.
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Max Wilson rated it liked it Feb 08, Drawing on years of on-the-ground experience tracking China’s policies in Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa, Kurlantzick shows how China has wooed the world with a ‘charm offensive’ that has largely escaped the world’s attention. Contents 1 Courting the World. Eye-opening look at China’s role in shaping global relations over the past decade. Trivia About Charm Offensive: Jul 06, Stephen rated it really liked it Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet.
Selected kurlantsick Title Page. 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.
What we got instead were fighters with western haircuts and shorts in English shooting at our forces and throwing rocks.
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