War and peace: Perceptions of Confucius Institute in China and USA

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dc.contributor.author Wang, Danping en
dc.contributor.author Adamson, B en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-09T00:40:01Z en
dc.date.issued 2015 en
dc.identifier.citation Asia-pacific Education Researcher 24(1):225-234 2015 en
dc.identifier.issn 0119-5646 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33379 en
dc.description.abstract This paper presents perceptions of China’s Confucius Institute project held by different stakeholders in China and the USA. A number of studies have been published in each place since the first establishment of Confucius Institutes in 2004, but there has not been a comparative study to date. The study, which draws on media reports related to significant milestones in the development of Confucius Institutes, shows that, in the USA, the institutes are viewed with a considerable degree of ambivalence. They are attractive for universities seeking engagement with China, but also seen as a threat to academic freedom. Domestically, Confucius Institutes are perceived as a way to soften China’s international image and to promote the Chinese language and culture, although some concerns have been raised about the cost and transparency of the initiative. The paper highlights the controversial aspects of the institutes and outlines some of the challenges facing China in making the strategy effective. en
dc.publisher De la Salle University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Asia-pacific Education Researcher en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title War and peace: Perceptions of Confucius Institute in China and USA en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s40299-014-0174-5 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 225 en
pubs.volume 24 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: De la Salle University en
pubs.end-page 234 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 614187 en
pubs.org-id Arts en
pubs.org-id Cultures, Languages & Linguist en
pubs.org-id Asian Studies en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-02-21 en


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