On the Power of Culture
XIAO Dong song (Political Theory Teaching & Research Section, National Defense University, Beijing 100091,China)
The essence of culture can be most likely best understood from two different perspectives: concept of culture and power of culture. The power of culture is the basis for fully understanding culture. As an important integral part of the social composite strength, the power of culture embodies and reflects many features of economic and political powers, and at the same time, it affects their changes. The power of culture appears as bondage, comprehension, regulation and tractive force. The elements of cultural power consist of cultural concepts, cultural subject, cultural media, and cultural object. The interconnections and effects of them are actually the procedures of the power of culture. As a result of constantly optimizing the elements and procedures of the cultural power, cultural construction and the power of culture can be greatly reinforced.
【CateGory Index】： G0