Cultural Statecraft in the Russian and Chinese Contexts: Domestic and International Implications

  title={Cultural Statecraft in the Russian and Chinese Contexts: Domestic and International Implications},
  author={Jeanne L. Wilson},
  journal={Problems of Post-Communism},
  pages={135 - 145}
This article examines Russian and Chinese cultural statecraft as a component of domestic and foreign policy. I argue that Russian and Chinese political elites view cultural statecraft first and foremost as a domestic priority that is directed toward the elaboration of a legitimating narrative for the regime. This process is generated in response to both domestic and international factors and can be viewed as an attempt to provide an inoculating defense against the penetration of neoliberal… Expand
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