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Conceptual Interaction: Soft Power and Cultural Cohesion

  • Kingsley Edney
Part of the Asia Today book series (ASIAT)

Abstract

The way the Party-state conceptualizes propaganda practices shapes its understanding of the purpose of such practices. The Party-state’s broad goals in relation to propaganda practices in turn drive its propaganda strategy and the use of those practices. This chapter investigates how the Party-state conceptualizes propaganda practices and the relationship between those practices at the domestic and international levels by focusing on the concept of soft power and how it has been reinterpreted in China. The purpose here is not to analyze or assess how much soft power China might have, however, but rather to examine the way the concept has been interpreted. By looking at how the concept of soft power is viewed by the Party-state it is possible to gain an understanding of how the Party-state interprets the relationship between domestic and foreign propaganda practices.

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Foreign Policy Chinese Culture Soft Power Cultural Sector Chinese Foreign Policy 
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