China's Soft Power: Challenges of Confucianism and Confucius Institutes

  title={China's Soft Power: Challenges of Confucianism and Confucius Institutes},
  author={A. Lahtinen},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Asian Development},
  pages={200 - 226}
  • A. Lahtinen
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Comparative Asian Development
Abstract China's government considers soft power an important element in cultivating a better image of China. This article examines how recently revived Confucianism and Confucius Institutes serve as tools of the Chinese government's soft power and foreign policy goals. The aim is to highlight some of the major challenges for China's soft power, particularly within politically driven Confucianism and Confucian Institutes. The question is to what extent Confucianism and Confucius Institutes are… Expand
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