Analysing China's Soft Power Strategy and Comparative Indian Initiatives (Hardback)Parama Sinha Palit (author)
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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.
Publisher: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
Number of pages: 396
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 215 x 139 x 23 mm
-- 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,
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-a-vis other regions of the world. It is a significant contribution to the literature on `soft power'.
-- Administrative Change, January - December 2017