Chinese ‘Soft Power Pipelines Diffusion’ (SPPD) to the Middle Eastern Arab Countries 2000-2018: A Discursive-Institutional Study

Roie Yellinek, Yossi Mann, Udi Lebel

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Abstract

The article examines China’s ‘soft power’ invested in Middle Eastern countries from 2000 to 2018 by offering three main ‘Soft Power Pipelines Diffusion’ (SPPD): the media, popular culture and education. The paper focuses not only on China’s soft presence but also on the response and reception of its power in Middle Eastern Arab countries. China’s soft power presence and efforts were found to be efficient and to contribute to China’s image in the region and to its transformation into an attractive destination for cooperation in many soft areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)941-959
Number of pages19
JournalBritish Journal of Middle Eastern Studies
Volume48
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

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