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Author Ding, Sheng, 1975 January 3-

Title The dragon's hidden wings : how China rises with its soft power / Sheng Ding
Published Lanham : Lexington Books, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 199 pages) : illustrations
Series Challenges facing Chinese political development
Challenges facing Chinese political development.
Contents Part I. The concept of soft power and the rise of China -- Rising power, soft power, and the rise of China: a conceptual framework -- The Chinese idea of soft power and China's rising strategy -- Soft power reconsidered: multidimensionality of power resources and power conversion model -- Part II. The structure of China's soft power -- The Middle Kingdom's cultural attractiveness: China's reliable soft power resource -- The Chinese Communist Party's governance performance: China's questionable soft power resource -- 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 -- To build a "strong" language: opportunities and challenges in globalizing Mandarin Chinese -- "Old bottle, new wine": Beijing's soft power campaigns in the global south -- "Soft-looking" dragon in work: China's national image building with soft power
Summary The Dragon's Hidden Wings is the first comprehensive study on China's use of soft power. Sheng Ding provides the reader with an insightful empirical study that details China's economic and political rise on the global scene over the course of the last three decades. This book not only endeavors to examine the connections between the ongoing rise of China and what Joseph Nye defines as soft power, but also attempts to give readers a more complete understanding of China's national power and modernization process. The main questions addressed are: What are the theoretical and empirical connection
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-182) and index
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Subject China -- Relations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 073912997X (electronic bk.)
9780739129975 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
Other Titles How China rises with its soft power