This thesis examines the motivations for, and political application of, soft power by Chinese policymaking elites. Internationally, China's soft power campaigns aim to protect cultural security, reduce the cultural trade deficit, facilitate the development of cultural industries, reshape a favorable international image and legitimize its rising power. Domestically, the political application of soft power is intended to enhance China's nation-building and state-making. The thesis argues that the future role of soft power in China's peaceful rise largely depends on its effectiveness in helping maintain equilibrium between "two orders" - a US led liberal international order and the CCP-Ied domestic order in China.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||30 Mar 2017|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2016|