Soft power

Congressional Research Service, "China's 'Soft Power' in Southeast Asia," January 4, 2008

January 4, 2008

Report prepared by Thomas Lum, Wayne Morrison, and Bruce Vaughn, specialists in Asian Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division.

U.S. House of Representatives, “Hearing on Chinese Influence on U.S. Foreign Policy Through U.S. Educational Institutions, Multilateral Organizations, and Corporate Amercia,” Feb. 14, 2006

February 14, 2006

House subcommittee hearing under its chair, Dana Rohrabacher, discusses China's influence on U.S. foreign policy.

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, "Hearing: China’s Growing Global Influence: Objectives and Strategies," July 21, 2005

July 21, 2005

This hearing was conducted by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on July 21, 2005. The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission was created by the U.S. Congress in 2000 to monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.

China's Influence in the Western Hemisphere, 2005

April 6, 2005

Roger F. Noriega, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Statement Before the House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere

The White Man's Burden 1899

December 13, 1901

"The White Man's Burden" is a poem by the English poet Rudyard Kipling. It was originally published in the popular magazine McClure's in 1899. It was a response to the U.S. taking over the Philippines after the Spanish-American War. Although Kipling's poem mixed exhortation to empire with sober warnings of the costs involved, imperialists within the United States understood the phrase "white man's burden" as a characterization for imperialism that justified the policy as a noble enterprise.

China Goes Global: The Partial Power

In his discussion of his new book, China Goes Global, David Shambaugh focuses on how this increasingly powerful nation has become more active and assertive throughout the world.

China’s Efforts to Build Its Soft Power

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a discussion with political scientist Stan Rosen to evaluate whether or not China’s soft power has grown in recent years.

Video: China’s Efforts To Build Its Soft Power

Political scientist Stan Rosen evaluates whether or not China’s soft power has grown in recent years.

A New Era in Cultural Diplomacy: Rising Soft Power in Emerging Markets

USC Center on Public Diplomacy hosts its 2014 conference examining the impact of soft power for emerging countries, such as China.

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Events

August 6, 2019 - 6:00pm
Los Angeles, California

The USC U.S.-China Institute, Outside the Box [Office], and Amazon Studios invite you and a guest to attend a special advance screening of One Child Nation.

August 19, 2019 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute and Asia Society for a talk with Weijian Shan, one of Asia’s best-known financiers, as he recounts his remarkable personal story of his exile to the Gobi Desert for hard labor at the age of 15 amidst the turmoil of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution.