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Geocultural Power: China's Quest to Revive the Silk Roads for the Twenty-First Century

Tim Winter

Abstract

China’s Belt and Road Initiative aims to connect continents and integrate Eurasia via a multitude of collaborations spanning trade and infrastructure, culture and finance. Launched in 2013, it incorporates more than sixty countries and two-thirds of the world’s population. But what does it mean to revive the Silk Roads for the twenty-first century? Built around the concept of heritage diplomacy, Geocultural Power explores this question, arguing that through the Silk Roads China is reviving a theater of geopolitics and great power accumulation, and the idea of a harmonious Asia that prospers fr ... More

Keywords: Belt and Road, Silk Road, Heritage, Diplomacy, China, Geocultural Power Geopolitics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226658216
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226658490.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Winter, author
University of Western Australia