• Guozuo ZhangEmail author
Part of the Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development Path book series (RSCDCDP)


The term soft power was coined by Joseph S. Nye, Jr. in his book Bound to Lead: the Changing Nature of American Power (1990). The coinage was by no means accidental. Instead, it had its historical and academic background.


Foreign Policy Foreign Affair Soft Power Military Power Chinese Characteristic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.China Center for Cultural Soft Power ResearchChangsha, HunanChina

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