[Lecture] Cultural diplomacy in East Asia and US-China relations
Speaker: Terry Lautz
Venue: The Stanford Center
Date: Oct. 16, 2014 (Thursday)
Organizer: The Stanford Center, Peking University
Terry Lautz is visiting professor from Syracuse University, also former Henry Luce Foundation Vice President. He graduated from Harvard College and holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He is a trustee of the Harvard-Yenching Institute, a director of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and has served as trustee and board chair of the Lingnan Foundation and the Yale-China Association. His recent publications deal with U.S.-China educational and cultural relations.
As the world has become more interconnected, modern governments have recognized the need for soft power and the value of cultural diplomacy. For these reasons, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan have established active cultural diplomacy programs to enhance the study of Asia in other countries. China now provides significant support for Chinese language and cultural studies overseas. This talk, from an American perspective, will evaluate China’s soft power push and compare the practice of cultural diplomacy in East Asia and the United States.
Written by: Xiao Yunyun
Edited by: Arthars
Source: PKU Lecture Hall