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Download Charm Offensive: How China's Soft Power Is Transforming the World Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (43 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joshua Kurlantzick Narrator: Peter Hirst Publisher: Caravan Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN:
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At the beginning of the 21st century, China is poised to become a major global power. And though much has been written of China's rise, a crucial aspect of this transformation has gone largely unnoticed: the way that China is using soft power to appeal to its neighbors and to distant countries alike.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barron | 12/9/2012

    " So far, it's like reading a long Kurlantzick article. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 2/11/2012

    " This book definately puts people on the right track as to what is actuall happening in the world, and allows us to see the truth which is: China is worse than the U.S., please let Americans see the value and urgency of weighing the scale accurately! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gail | 11/20/2011

    " American's soft power deficit vs China's new tool of soft power may push countries to choose between the two. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Segalwilliams | 8/9/2010

    " The only good thing I got out of this book was that Kurlantcick introduces some important ideas. If he had then discussed these ideas more deeply, it could have been a good book. Instead, it feels more like a Cold War panic tale. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alex | 5/21/2010

    " I didnt like the writing. it was eye-opening in terms on how politics happens "

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About the Author

Joshua Kurlantzick is a senior fellow for Southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations. He has been a correspondent in Southeast Asia for the Economist, a columnist for Time, the foreign editor of the New Republic, a senior correspondent for the American Prospect, and a contributing writer for Mother Jones.