Mittwoch, 30. November 2016, 18:15 - 20:00 iCal

Chinese Cultural Diplomacy

Soft Power through Cultural Diplomacy by Non-State Actors: Taiwan’s Strength, China’s Weakness?

SIN 1, Institut für Ostasienwissenschaften, Sinologie
Spitalgasse 2 Hof 2 Entrance 2.3, 1090 Wien


While Taipei and Beijing are apparently no longer competing to represent ‘China’, Beijing’s claim on the island still restricts Taiwan’s cultural diplomacy. On the other hand, various Taiwanese non-state actors are actively collaborating with Chinese (and Chinese transnational) actors and, thus, also promoting the image of Taiwan as an open and democratic society. In this way, they are creating soft power for the island.


Vienna Center for Taiwan Studies


Astrid Lipinsky
Universität Wien, Institut für Ostasienwissenschaften
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