Chinese Domestic Debates on Soft Power and Public Diplomacy


Maria Wey-Shen Siow

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 86


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: December 7, 2010
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Western debates and discussions surrounding China's soft power are more widely known than the discourse within China itself. While the broad parameters of Chinese discussions are fundamentally similar to those of their western counterparts, there are some variations as to how the Chinese perceive soft power. Maria Wey-Shen Siow discusses Chinese domestic debates on soft power and public diplomacy.

The views expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of the East-West Center or any organization with which the author is affiliated.