|摘要: ||一戰、二戰後，世界各國從軍事、經濟等威逼利誘的「硬實力」（hard power）競爭轉往以思想、文化來潛移默化的「軟實力」（soft power）。在世界各國以軟實力較勁的今日，法國當然也轉動國家機器來發展「影響力外交」，而「文化外交」便是彰顯軟實力最有效的手段。法國擁有深厚的文化政策基礎，文化外交可以說是法國文化政策的延伸，結合外交、文化、學術三個領域，分別由外交部、文化部、教育部三個部門領導，加上其它眾多公私部門的合作，發展出綿密如織的文化外交網絡。舉凡語言、藝術、電影、網路、傳媒、書籍、文化遺產、文創產業、學術交流......等等，都是法國文化外交的一部份。項目之細，權責機關之多，卻井然有序，相得益彰。|
The international competitions have shifted from Hard Power to Soft Power after the Second World War, and France is not an exception. Among the approaches of achieving Soft Power, Cultural Diplomacy is the most effective one. With its profound origin and tradition of Cultural Policies, France has developed a complicated yet sophisticated network of Cultural Diplomacy, and which is led by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture, and Ministry of Education and jointed with numerous public services and private agencies. Cultural Diplomacy of France consists of actions of language, arts, movies, the internet, media, cultural heritage, cultural creative industry, cross-cultural communication, etc. Each of them is indispensable, and all of them are interrelated as a whole.
The author tryed to define Cultural Diplomacy and those related terms in chapter one. Chapter two is about the historical factors of Cultural Diplomacy of France, guiding the readers of this thesis to a fuller picture of its background. Chapter three focuses within the French territory, giving a detailed orientation of the three main conducting ministries and the network of Cultural Diplomacy. Chapter four expands the boundary to foreign countries, and takes a look at what has been reached by French Cultural Diplomacy so far. In the first part of conclusion, the author tried to predict the future of French Cultural Diplomacy based on current system. In the second half of the conclusion, the author made an attempt to give Taiwan some dos and don’ts of developing Taiwanese Cultural Diplomacy.