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Transnational Sites of China’s Cultural Diplomacy

Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Middle East and Europe Compared

Editors: Ptáčková, Jarmila, Klimeš, Ondřej, Rawnsley, Gary (Eds.)

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  • Compares and contrasts Chinese diplomacy across Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia
  • Analyzes the reception that One Belt One Road related projects have met with around the world
  • Explores the implications of Chinese globalization
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This edited volume presents the results of a three-year comparative study on Chinese cultural diplomacy (CD) across Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, which contributes to the broader theoretical debate on China`s increasing soft power in international relations. The study, ‘China's Cultural Diplomacy and the Role of Non-State Actors’ was conducted by a research team at the Oriental Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic from 2015 to 2018. This book pays special attention to China’s localized forms of CD, focusing on the regional variations and involvement of non-state actors, especially local actors outside China. Local actors involved in Chinese CD diplomacy are characterized by their intermediary status as working for the aims of two states, while trying to bridge conflicts and enhance mutual understanding. 
This book will be of interest to scholars, diplomats, and China watchers.

About the authors

Jarmila Ptáčková graduated from the Humboldt University in Berlin, specializing in Chinese and Central Asian Studies. She obtained her Ph.D. in Tibetan Studies from the same institution. Her research focuses mainly on Chinese development policy and subsequent social and economic changes in China’s minority areas, on China’s ethnic policy as well as on the role of China’s minorities in the PRC’s cultural diplomacy. Currently, she is affiliated with the Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague.
Ondřej Klimeš is a researcher at the Oriental Institute of Czech Academy of Sciences. His expertise is in politics of modern and contemporary Xinjiang and China. His expertise is in contemporary Chinese politics with focus on ideology and propaganda, ethnic policy in Xinjiang, and China’s public diplomacy and influence operations in Turkey and Central Asia. He received his Ph.D. from the Charles University in Prague in 2012. 

Gary Rawnsley is Professor of Public Diplomacy and the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC). Working at the intersection of international relations and international communications, Professor Rawnsley has published widely on propaganda, public and cultural diplomacy, soft power and the role of the media in democratisation.

Jens Damm is an Associate Fellow at the European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan (ERCCT), Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen. He was awarded his Ph.D. at Free University of Berlin in 2002. Previously, he was an Associate Professor at the Graduate Institute of Taiwan Studies, Chang Jung University, Tainan, Taiwan and an Assistant Professor at Free University Berlin. From 2015 to 2017, he was also affiliated with the Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences within the project 'China’s Cultural Diplomacy: Role of Non-State Actors and Regional Variations'. He is currently also a board member of the European Association of Taiwan Studies.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Soft Edges of China’s Hard Power

    Pages 1-11

    Ptáčková, Jarmila (et al.)

  • Cultural Diplomacy Today: A ‘Culture of Dialogue’ or a ‘Dialogue of Cultures’?

    Pages 13-33

    Rawnsley, Gary

  • Xinjiang in China’s Public Diplomacy in Central Asia: Case Study of Almaty

    Pages 35-63

    Klimeš, Ondřej

  • China’s ‘Silk Road’ Public Diplomacy in Central Asia: Rethinking the ‘Network’ Approach to the Study of Public Diplomacy and Its Instrumentalism

    Pages 65-87

    Exnerová, Věra

  • Establishing a Common Ground—Admiral Zheng He as an Agent of Cultural Diplomacy in Malaysia

    Pages 89-113

    Hrubý, Jakub

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transnational Sites of China’s Cultural Diplomacy
Book Subtitle
Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Middle East and Europe Compared
Editors
  • Jarmila Ptáčková
  • Ondřej Klimeš
  • Gary Rawnsley
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-5592-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-5592-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-5591-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 230
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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