China's Soft Power Diplomacy in South Asia
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This book is an outcome of various courses I taught on India and China, China and the United States, and China and South Asia at SUNY, Binghamton, New York, in 2006–2007; Jaume 1 University, Castellón, Spain, in 2008; and Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, in 2013. I must acknowledge that I have enormously benefitted from comprehensive and intensive discussions with the...
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There has been a remarkable shift in China’s foreign policy with the dawn of the twenty-first century. The country transitioned from Deng Xiaoping’s low-profile and “hide-our-capacities” approach to a strategy...
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Discourse on China’s soft power policy has captured the attention of academia and intellectuals across the globe. In particular, an intensive debate has ensued among Chinese academia and political leadership as to whether China’s charm offensive will be able to reverse the perception globally...
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The fulcrum of world power in the twenty-first century is rapidly shifting to Asia, of which India and China are the two most influential global players. Emerging as major global powers, they are poised to reshape the contours of the international system inasmuch as they not only represent the conjunction of growth poles in Asia but also deeply impact the course and direction of international...
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Over the last six decades, China and Pakistan have continued to maintain close and stable relations without hiccups, even though they lack commonality in terms of ethnicity, religion, culture, language, and societal values. This unique relationship warrants an objective and dispassionate analysis of what has bound them...
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Nepal and Bhutan, situated in the heart of the Himalayas, have emerged over the past decade as a fulcrum of the geopolitical and geostrategic contest between China and India. Sandwiched between the two Asian giants, Kathmandu and Thimpu are faced with a real challenge of maintaining equidistance in their relationship with Beijing and New Delhi. It may be recalled that China’s military...
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Sri Lanka and the Maldives, located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, have acquired a geostrategic primacy in international relations over the past decade or so. This has naturally tempted extraregional powers into expanding their strategic presence in the region in order to protect a myriad of their national interests, mainly in economic, trade, and energy sectors. For instance, China has...
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Over the past four decades, Sino-Bangladeshi relations have undergone a phenomenal transformation. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in October 1975, their bilateral relations have steadily flourished from strength to strength, except for a brief interregnum when China adopted an anti-Bangladesh stance. It may sound paradoxical that despite fundamental contradictions in terms of...
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China's Soft Power Diplomacy in South Asia
The central theme of the book is to explore and assess the motivation and rationale behind China’s launch of soft power diplomacy in South Asia. Intellectual and political discourse on the theory and practice of the Chinese model of cultural soft power enables one to better grasp the international relations theory offered by the Chinese school of thought in the changing contours of the...
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B. M. Jain, a former visiting professor in the Department of Political Science at Cleveland State University, Ohio, is editor in chief of the Indian Journal of Asian Affairs.
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