The Consequences of Confucius Institutes: Understanding the Opposition
Cha, Victor D.
Confucius Institutes (CIs) are Chinese public educational organizations that promote Chinese language and culture around the world. The Chinese government has invested over $1 billion in establishing 500 of these CIs in existing academic institutions. The rapid growth and behavior of these CIs, however, have resulted in significant opposition from academic institutions. By analyzing statements made by faculty members and administrators, this paper concludes that widespread CI opposition stems from concerns over academic freedom. This research further elucidates the underlying causes of widespread CI opposition and examines the potential impact on China and the United States’ global image.
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Switzer, Andrew (Georgetown University. School of Foreign Service. Asian Studies Program., 2019)Confucius Institutes (CIs) are Chinese public educational organizations that promote Chinese language and culture around the world. The Chinese government has invested over $1 billion USD in establishing 500 of these CIs ...