Globalization in the early 21st century reveals that every notion emphasizes not only politics, economy and military but also cultural influences power.
There is no exception of China. The reflection on 30 years of economic reforms and rapid growth in China has lead to the remarkable rising of its international position. With culture of foreign exchange, and spread of a serious deficit, it accelerates the development of China’s ambitious target.
Confucius Institute which aims at promoting Chinese language, culture and supporting local Chinese teaching was formed with such trend. From financial assistance, official cultural exchange plans, cultural interactions, teachers’ dispatch and training programs to new model of cultural expression etc.. All kinds of regulations and modernization of strategic manipulations. China is eagerly to make Chinese become a charming and popular language, and also to shape the image of “friendly China which is understandable by West.” With such “soft effect” China intents to create the new version of culture map
The purpose of my thesis is to explore the impact of China’s soft power. Although China intends to reshape the position of ancient empire and great cultural nation, then constructs a harmony, open, positive national image, not only Japan, Korea, or Southeast countries, but also EU and America feel mistrust and suspicion. Obviously, the great interest in Chinese culture is not the same as in the good faith of the China Communist regime to understand.In other words, through the Confucius Institute of the genuine in order to strengthen its soft power, and eliminate the outside of the "China threat theory" of apprehension, fear is still a long way to go.