Charm. Offensive. How China’s Soft Power. Is Transforming the World. JOSHUA KURLANTZICK. A New Republic Book. Yale University Press New Haven and. Charm Offensive: How China’s Soft Power Is Transforming the World Joshua Kurlantzick is special correspondent for the New Republic and. China’s Charm Offensive in Southeast Asia. Joshua KurlantzicK. In November , Jiang Zemin made his first visit to Cambodia. Arriving at the airport in.

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The only good thing I got out of this book was that Kurlantcick introduces some important ideas. Sep 02, Manfred rated it did not like it. In the end he seem to back off from his overall theme in that he states that China still has a long way offeneive go.

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Adam rated it liked it Oct 05, Thomas Kerr rated it really liked it Feb 15, Jul 06, Stephen rated it really liked it Shelves: Instead, it feels more like a Cold War panic tale. I do think however that the author could have explored the theme of how the US could combat China’s growing soft influence; seems to me that he skimmed this subject and he could have developed this theme a bit more.

Yue Molly Tu rated it liked it Nov 30, Eye-opening look at China’s role in shaping global relations over the past decade.


Joshua Kurlantzick is special correspondent for the” New Republic” and visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. That’s what I went in hoping to find Yale University Press Amazon.

Tiff rated it liked it Nov 18, Drawing on years of on-the-ground experience tracking China’s policies in Kurlantziick Asia, Latin America and Africa, Kurlantzick shows how China has wooed the world with a ‘charm offensive’ that has largely escaped the world’s attention.

Great book that has made some pretty sound assessments, some even coming true now.

Charm Offensive: How China’s Soft Power Is Transforming the World

Jan 02, Gail rated it liked it Shelves: This book brought something back to my mind that I haven considered as a formal concept since And though much has been written of China’s rise, a crucial aspect of this transformation has gone largely unnoticed: My thought as I was reading the book is that I hope American leaders have read these words and pay attention to its lessons. Reads, as another reviewer pointed out, like a long Kurlantzick magazine article; more vibrant journalistic color might have livened the story up a bit, but it’s worth having a look at.

Hardcoverpages. China will never have soft power for as long as the CCP are in power, they lack rule of law. Using the theme of soft power – a nation’s ability to shape other nation’s preferences or branding your influence on another country in relation to popular and elite culture, public diplomacy, value, ideals and norms.


Other editions – View all Charm Offensive: Preview — Charm Offensive by Joshua Kurlantzick. One chapter, which contrasts China’s success in fighting drugs and human trafficking in its bordering countries with its environmental and labor policy failures abroad, digs a little deeper. Just a moment while offensice sign you in to your Goodreads account.

JK looks from a number of directions at how China’s low-key realism and self-interest is increasing its influence in key parts of the developing world, while Washington’s combination of finger-pointing and idealism has weakened American clout. Chris rated it it was amazing Jan 03, Jt rated it really liked it Kurlantzuck 31, Darya Conmigo rated it it was ok Feb 01, Home Books Authors Blog Events.

Charm Offensive: How China’s Soft Power Is Transforming the World by Joshua Kurlantzick

In his persuasively argued conclusion, he considers a future in which China may be the…. I didnt like the writing. This original book is the first to examine the significance of China’s recent focus on soft power, that is, diplomacy, trade incentives, cultural and educational exchange opportunities, and other techniques, to project a benign offensiev image, pose as a model of social and economic success, and develop stronger international alliances.