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China's non-state soft power actors : Tai Chi, traditional culture, and the practice of public diplomacy

Title
China's non-state soft power actors : Tai Chi, traditional culture, and the practice of public diplomacy / Xiaoling Zhang and Tony Hong.
ISBN
9780367279806
0367279800
9781032562865
1032562862
9780429340314
Publication
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2024.
Copyright Notice Date
©2024
Physical Description
151 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary
"This book enriches the evolving concept of soft power, and China's approach to soft power, by considering how aspects of Chinese culture, notably the traditional martial art and health promoting exercise Tai Chi Quan, are being successfully promoted around the world by non-state actors, and how this fits alongside China's state-sponsored soft power promotion. The book contrasts growing soft power promotion by China with the corresponding decline in such activities by Western states, outlines the growth of Tai Chi Quan societies worldwide and explores in detail why Tai Chi Quan appeals so strongly outside China. It shows how Tai Chi Quan introduces many people around the world to Chinese culture and builds links between people inside China and elsewhere in the world. It concludes that Tai Chi Quan achieves what soft power aims to achieve: a good image and long-term friendship"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Zhang, Xiaoling, 1961- China's non-state soft power actors Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2023
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
March 12, 2024
Series
China policy series.
China policy series
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Situating China's efforts in the global landscape of soft power
From awareness to confidence : the revival of traditional culture
Tai chi quan : from a wellness and self-defence exercise to a diplomacy vehicle
Tai chi quan masters as actors of tai chi diplomacy
Conceptualisation : the network model of objectives and the collaboration model
Conclusion : China's public diplomacy
an alternate perspective.
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