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A New Analysis of Soft Power Theory: Components, Functions and Developing Principles——With Compare of Soft Power between China and US
Abstract: In recent years, academic circles become more interested in studying soft power. But there exists insufficiency in theoretical studies. What is made up of soft power? What functions does soft power play in nation growing? And what principle does exist in the developing process of soft power? Such problems need deep theoretical studies. Most scholars think that culture, values, institutions and so on are soft power. But in fact, they are resources of soft power. Only when one state uses them for some aim, can these resources transform into soft power. The importance of these resources, the capability of using these resources and the attitudes toward these resources, are the reference of measuring soft power. And also such factors make soft power has special principles in its developing process.
Keywords: Theory of soft power; Components; Functions; Developing Princples
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