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Analysing China's Soft Power Strategy and Comparative Indian Initiatives
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Analysing China's Soft Power Strategy and Comparative Indian Initiatives

  • Parama Sinha Palit - Research Associate of China, Comparative Perspective Network Global (CCPN Global), UK

© 2017 | 396 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

A comprehensive analysis of China’s efforts to build and utilize soft power as a distinctive part of its foreign policy

This volume examines the evolution and application of China’s soft power with particular focus on various strategic initiatives such as cultural and public diplomacy, Confucius institutes, development assistance and infrastructure building, media collaborations and healthcare diplomacy. This is to emphasize cooperation and partnerships while advancing the theory of harmonious development through these initiatives across the world.

Employing an alternative perspective, it analyses the strategic benefits and limitations of China’s soft power policies, and compares them with similar policies by India for identifying the differences and applications.

 

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
PART I: Soft Power and China
 
Soft Power: Concepts, Discussions and Debates
 
Chinese Soft Power: Historical Background and Contemporary Context
 
PART II: Chinese Soft Power: Regional Studies
 
South Asia: Expanding Influence through Economic Engagement
 
Southeast Asia: Cultural Diplomacy, Economics and Regional Cooperation
 
Northeast Asia, Oceania and South Pacific: From Periphery to Greater Periphery
 
Africa and Europe: Warmer Relations, New Partnerships
 
US, Canada, Latin America: Bridging Distance for New Alignments
 
Central Asia, Russia, Mongolia and Middle East: Reshaping Relations on New Priorities
 
Part III: Indian Soft Power, China–India Engagement and Comparative Dimensions
 
Indian Soft Power: Strategies and Approach
 
China–India: Searching Solutions through Engagement
 
China’s Soft Power: Strategic Outcomes and Structural Comparison with India
 
Annexures
 
Bibliography
 
Index

Meticulously researched and cogently argued, this book is essential reading for anyone concerned with Asia’s fast-changing international relations.

Professor Ian Hall,
Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

pioneering book [which] makes a significant contribution to the evolving soft power discourses of China and India. Highly commendable.

Daya Thussu,
Professor of International Communication, University of Westminster, London

“Meticulously researched and cogently argued, this book is essential reading for anyone concerned with Asia’s fast-changing international relations.”

Professor Ian Hall,
Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

Parama Sinha Palit brings a non-western study on China’s global soft power strategies. She has deeply researched the facts of China’s ideologies behind its soft power engagement.

 

The Hindu, 10 August 2017

The book is based on wide research, large number of interviews and discussions along with reference to history and policy statements of China. [It] has not only provided a conceptual framework and historical background to the Chinese soft power but has also related it to the contemporary context… [It] helps in developing a greater understanding of complex and dynamic Sino-Indian relationship as well as influence and prestige of both the countries vis-à-vis other regions of the world. It is a significant contribution to the literature on ‘soft power’.

 

Administrative Change, January – December 2017

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