Cultural Diplomacy and its Impact on International Relations

Authors

  • Li Chengyue Hongkong Shue Yan University Author

Keywords:

International Relations, harmonious and interconnected, cultural diplomacy

Abstract

Cultural diplomacy plays a crucial role in shaping international relations by fostering understanding, cooperation, and goodwill among nations. This paper explores the multifaceted dimensions of cultural diplomacy and its far-reaching impact on global interactions. It delves into the historical evolution of cultural diplomacy, examining how it has transformed from a peripheral aspect of international relations to a central force in shaping diplomatic strategies. The paper highlights the key components of cultural diplomacy, including cultural exchange programs, artistic collaborations, educational initiatives, and the promotion of language and heritage. It argues that these elements not only enhance mutual understanding between nations but also contribute to the development of soft power, enabling states to exert influence through attraction and shared values rather than coercion. Furthermore, the study examines case studies of successful cultural diplomacy initiatives, illustrating how they have played pivotal roles in resolving conflicts, building bridges between disparate cultures, and fostering cross-cultural dialogue. It explores the challenges and opportunities associated with cultural diplomacy, considering factors such as cultural sensitivity, power differentials, and the role of technology in shaping cultural interactions on a global scale.

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Published

2020-08-06

How to Cite

Cultural Diplomacy and its Impact on International Relations. (2020). International Journal of Business Management and Visuals, ISSN: 3006-2705, 3(2), 13-19. https://ijbmv.com/index.php/home/article/view/39

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