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Reclaiming China's former soft power

Keane, Michael A. (2010) Reclaiming China's former soft power. Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia, 42, pp. 50-65.

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Abstract

The discussion begins with a discussion of soft power and creativity in contemporary China. The article then examines three development trajectories: territory, technology and taste. The third section examines the effects of taste in more detail through examples of China's creativity in art, philosophy and technology primarily in three key periods, the Western Zhou, Han, and Song The principal argument is that while China’s cultural authority was established on deep Confucian roots, its international influence, and its creativity, is indebted to periods of openness to ideas.

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ID Code: 39731
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: China, soft power, cultural trade, East Asia
ISSN: 0030-5340
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Communications and Media Policy (160503)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 The Oriental Society of Australia
Deposited On: 31 Jan 2011 08:04
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:30

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