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The Rise of Chinese Civilization – Focused on China’s Cultural Diplomacy

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ABSTRACT

Based on rapid economic development, China has built up comprehensive national power since China’s reform and open door policy. From the perspective of the neighboring countries, the rise of China can be called both opportunities and threats. To counter the China threat argument, China has tried to project a positive international image. Soft power has emerged recently in China as a core concept in China’s foreign policy. Cultural diplomacy continues to attract significant interest as a potential means for states to exercise Soft power. Through culture China hopes to assure the world that China is a civilized, responsible and trustworthy nation. In a word, culture is China’s new tool in diplomacy. The purpose of this study to examine the present status and problems of China’s cultural diplomacy, and to broaden our understanding of China’s cultural diplomacy.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.