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A comprehensive analysis of China's efforts to build and utilize soft power as a distinctive part of its foreign policy This volume examines the evolution and application of China's soft power with particular focus on various strategic initiatives such as cultural and public diplomacy, Confucius institutes, development assistance and infrastructure building, media collaborations and healthcare diplomacy. This is to emphasize cooperation and partnerships while advancing the theory of harmonious development through these initiatives across the world.

Chinese Soft Power: Historical Background and Contemporary Context
Chinese soft power: Historical background and contemporary context

China is rising. China's spectacular economic success during the last three decades has awed the world. Even if countries do not view the rise favourably,1 they can hardly ignore the phenomenon of a resurgent China. ...

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