Public Diplomacy and Soft Power in East Asia (Palgrave Macmillan Series in Global Public Diplomacy)
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This book discusses the question of soft power and public diplomacy challenges in East Asian context. Both concepts originate in the West, and in a sense this book can therefore be seen as an exercise in critically assessing soft power and public diplomacy in a different geographical and cultural setting.
rationalist conception of soft power, which pays scant attention to the socialization process, not only fails to establish a distinctive analytical path for the efficacy of soft power, but also unnecessarily narrows the applicable empirical realm for soft power. Second, the gaps have been filled by suggesting two distinctive analytical paths through which soft power may work (with and without persuasion). The socialization process between a sender and a receiver has been emphasized heavily.
whether the Japanese prime minister should visit a religious establishment in his official capacity while the Japanese Constitution requires separation of church and state. Although the ashes of Class-A war criminals—who were sentenced at the Tokyo Tribunal—were moved to the Yasukuni shrine in 1978, the visits of prime ministers was not then an issue with Japan’s neighbors. During the tenure of Japan’s prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone from 1982 to 1987, the Advisory Council for the Chief Cabinet
order and internal stability, a dire economic situation, protracted ethnic and religious violence, and the escalation of armed insurgencies—might have been triggered by the financial meltdown that swept the East Asian region in 1997, but the fragile nature of the Indonesian state precluded any easy and quick recovery. There was anxiety about whether Indonesia could manage the escalation of communal violence, the severity of power struggles among the elite, and the possibility of territorial
explores in more depth the sources, methods, and limitations of using soft power. In order to do that, both internal and external indicators of soft power in each country need to be 9780230110977_03_ch01.indd 12 1/13/2011 6:42:20 PM Theory and Reality of Soft Power 13 considered. With these aims, this chapter first discusses the theoretical challenges in defining soft power and then describes brief ly how soft-power diplomacy is pursued in real-world contexts. The analysis focuses
Good public diplomacy can, to a certain extent, tackle these causes of negative image. Even when it comes to conf licting values, a long-term socialization process may contribute to more understanding for China’s values. In order to become more effective, however, China’s public diplomacy has to become more credible. The Main Obstacle to a Successful Chinese Public Diplomacy: The Lack of Credibility Lack of credibility is a major problem for China’s public diplomacy. First, the problem concerns