本研究發現，隨著國際關係的演進，過時的外交模式不斷地遭受摒棄與改善，與時並進的外交策略便不斷地推陳出新。因應全球化的深化與廣化以及資訊時代的衝擊，柔性權力的擷取與文化外交的模式儼然已成為一國增進國家利益與國家權力的重要外交策略。 The Foreign Cultural Policy in Germany is one of the three foundations of its foreign policy, which assists in achieving the goals: peace keeping, conflict prevention, human rights enhancement and international cooperation and partnership maintaining. The foreign cultural policy focuses more on international cultural friendships and cooperation relations. With this diplomatic strategy and its vigorous economic power and performance, Germany keeps deepening and enlarging its political power on the international stage.
This thesis is thread with the viewpoint of soft power which is advanced by American scholar Joseph Nye. First of all it would show its connotations and the importance. The connections of soft power, cultural diplomacy and public diplomacy would be proved further. Besides, it would also introduce the situations and the strategies of other countries’ cultural diplomacy in the world. The case study of German Foreign Cultural Policy: main sprit, administration framework, and its contents, especially focus on the post-war age, would be addressed at the end.
This research discovered that along with the evolution of international relations, the obsolete diplomatic pattern suffers through abandons and revises unceasingly. The progressive and up-to-date diplomatic strategies keep weeding through the old to bring forth the new. Facing with the impact of globalization and the information age, the conception of “soft power” becomes the key strategic point and the significant strategy in political affairs (authority) and foreign affairs of a country.