Latitudes: Complicating the narrative on confucius institutes
From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Confucius Institute instructors receive little political training and experience minimal day-to-day monitoring while teaching abroad, new research suggests, yet they exhibit high levels of political compliance, disseminating the views of the Chinese Communist Party and censoring discussion of sensitive topics.The findings, by a team of Stanford University researchers, don’t fit neatly into either of the prevailing narratives surrounding the Chinese-government-funded language and cultural centers on American college campuses: The language teachers do not appear to be agents of the Chinese government, as critics, including public officials, have charged. Still, they toe the party line in their classrooms, the researchers found.”View the full article from The Chronicle of Higher Education. [Subscription required.]
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