Soft Power

Interview

Friday, November 16, 2007

Orville Schell speaks during 2012 Global Economic Landscape Forum in Beijing, China Orville Schell speaks during 2012 Global Economic Landscape Forum in Beijing, China (ChinaFotoPress/Stringer/Getty)

China’s government has a strategy of using “soft power” to improve the country’s image –- promoting the arts, building language schools abroad, and, of course, remaking Beijing itself for the 2008 Olympics. But it’s a strategy with some pitfalls. Kurt talks with Orville Schell, a journalist and scholar who directs the Asia Society Center on China-U.S. Relations.

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Orville Schell

Comments [1]

Joan Andrews from Marin County, CA

I miss being able to see Orville at the UC Journalism School. I look forward to visiting
the Asia Society in the near future. I would even consider working for the Center for US-China relations.

Please send my very best regards to Orville Schell.

Yoroshiku onegai itashimasu,
Joan Andrews

Dec. 17 2007 11:00 AM

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