Wielding soft power in strategic regions: an analysis of China’s power of attraction in Africa and the Middle East

  title={Wielding soft power in strategic regions: an analysis of China’s power of attraction in Africa and the Middle East},
  author={O. Tella},
  journal={Africa Review},
  pages={133 - 144}
  • O. Tella
  • Published 2016
  • Geography
  • Africa Review
While there is a rich body of scholarly literature on China’s soft power, it has tended to focus on how China’s soft power currencies complement its hard-power resources. Little is known about how China wields its soft power currencies in strategic regions, as the literature has focused on a particular region, particularly Asia and Africa. Thus, this study examines China’s geopolitical influence, drawing attention to its soft power currencies in Africa and the Middle East. It employs both… Expand
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