Identity and Security in China: The Negative Soft Power of the China Dream

@article{Callahan2015IdentityAS,
  title={Identity and Security in China: The Negative Soft Power of the China Dream},
  author={William A. Callahan},
  journal={Politics},
  year={2015},
  volume={35},
  pages={216 - 229}
}
Joseph Nye concentrates on the positive attractive aspects of soft power as a foreign policy tool. This article will argue that the Chinese discussion of soft power is interesting because it does the opposite: soft power is negative rather than positive, and is employed as a tool in domestic policy more than in foreign affairs. It will use Chinese President Xi Jinping's new ‘China Dream’ discourse to explore China's ‘negative soft power’ strategy. Rather than take for granted that we understand… Expand

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