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.

Law and/or Justice in Island Disputes in East Asia

This discussion includes possible solutions to the Island Disputes best fit to the sense of justice in the region

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.

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.

Yellow Peril! An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear

On Friday, March 7, guest speakers will discuss some of New York City's most urgent racial issues and link them back to divisive and corrosive stereotypes, policies, and practices.

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Events

October 15, 2020 - 4:00pm

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a book talk with author David Lampton. His new book examines China’s effort to create an intercountry railway system connecting China and its seven Southeast Asian neighbors.