Authors : Tan Yong and John Walsh
Abstract: Chinas increasing soft power is reshaping the word intensively and profoundly. From the Gramscian analysis, the world largest organic intellectuals was formatted with Chinese characteristics which benefited the growth of China, since, the reform and opening up to the outside by "seeking truth from facts" and "crossing river by touching stepping stones". Reviewed a range of policies and actions from China, this study focuses on the making mode of organic intellectuals both inbound and outbound by "Philosophy of Praxis" with "War of position" and "War of Manoeuvre" respectively and Great Mekong Subregion (GMS) is the obvious area influenced by the dynamical deployment with "War of position" and "War of Manoeuvre". Under the ideologies like "One Belt and one Road Initiative"(BRI), Communist Party of China (CPC) bounds the common sense with worldwide infrastructure construction and improves the living of local people, to establish the community of shared future for human being in the world and counter the hegemony from the outside in order to reshape the world with new order in intangible revolution; Which demonstrates soft power shifting between two powers and ideologies (Socialism and capitalism) from one historical bloc to a new one in the large scale. Thus, China firmly took the advantage on superstructure which could comprehensively deploy all the resources inbound and outbound to eliminate obstacles and counter the hegemony from the outside by the interests bounded community of shared future. Otherwise, this kind of revolution with Chinese characteristics could stir contemporary historical bloc in the world and deployed the world political society and civil society in to a new order.
Tan Yong and John Walsh, 2019. A Gramscian Analysis on the Increase of Chinese Soft Power: Organic Intellectuals Perspective. The Social Sciences, 14: 68-79.