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Author Ding, Sheng, 1975 January 3- author

Title The dragon's hidden wings : how China rises with its soft power / Sheng Ding
Published Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, [2008]
Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, [2008]


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Description x, 199 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Challenges facing Chinese political development
Challenges facing Chinese political development.
Contents Introduction -- Part I. The concept of soft power and the rise of China -- 1. Rising power, soft power, and the rise of China : a conceptual framework -- 2. The Chinese idea of soft power and China's rising strategy -- 3. Soft power reconsidered : multidimensionality of power resources and power conversion model -- Part II. The structure of China's soft power -- 4. The Middle Kingdom's cultural attractiveness : China's reliable soft power resource -- 5. The Chinese communist party's governance performance : China's questionable soft power resource -- 6. Beijing's diplomatic finesse and weakness : China's limited soft power resources -- Part III. The dragon spreading its hidden wings : China's soft power wielding -- 7. To build a "strong" language : opportunities and challenges in globalizing Mandarin Chinese -- 8. "Old bottles, new wine" : Beijing's soft power campaigns in the global south -- 9. Soft-looking dragon at work : China's national image building with soft power -- Conclusion
Summary "'The dragon's hidden wings' is the first comprehensive study on China's own soft power and the soft power wielding in China's rising process. Sheng Ding provides the reader with a detailed empirical study that chronicles China's economic and political ascent on the global scene over the course of the past three decades. This book not only examines the connections between the ongoing rise of China and its "soft power," a term coined by Joseph Nye, but also delivers to readers a more complete understanding of China's state power and the process of modernization it has undergone in order to accomplish its national goals." "The main questions addressed are: "What are the theoretical and empirical connections between the soft power concept and the rise of China? "What are China's own soft power resources? How has Beijing used soft power to become a major player in the world? "What opportunities and challenges does the use of soft power present to China? This study is essential reading for scholars of Chinese politics and foreign policy and for scholars of international relations interested in the concept and application of soft power." -- book jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject China -- Relations.
LC no. 2008014021
ISBN 9780739123928 (cloth) (alkaline paper)
0739123920 (cloth) (alkaline paper)
9780739123935 (paperback) (alkaline paper)
0739123939 (paperback) (alkaline paper)
Other Titles How China rises with its soft power