Confucius Institute: Educational Failure, Political Success

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Share This: . It has been noted before that the current Confucius Institutes are shaping a new generation of scholars who will not only have a distorted, pro-Chinese Communist Party vision of Chinese history, but who also will be unable … Read More

The symbolic imposition of Mandarin in Hong Kong

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Share This: . . It’s been a busy week for China, although the Chinese people probably haven’t noticed due to something called censorship: the Panama Papers featuring Xi Jinping’s inner family circles, the Chinese’s “Great Firewall” being registered by U.S. … Read More

Academic freedom with Chinese characteristics

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Share This: I may have mentioned a couple of times two interesting essays about academic freedom in the field of Chinese studies: Jay Nordlinger’s “Scholars with Spine,” and Marshall Sahlins’ Confucius Institutes: Academic Malware. The issue of “academic freedom” has … Read More

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