Confucius institutes and the rise of china

Hartig, F. (2011) Confucius institutes and the rise of china. Journal of Chinese Political Science, 17(1), pp. 53-76.

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Abstract: Since 2004 China has set up over 700 Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms around the world to promote its language and culture and thereby to shape its image. Despite this impressive number Confucius Institutes are surprisingly understudied, especially in terms of their actual structure, operation mode and activities. This paper uses German Confucius Institutes as a case study to bridge this gap. It first discusses the concepts of public and cultural diplomacy and culture institutes as a conceptual tool to analyze Confucius Institutes. It then turns to the case study to provide empirical data to better understand this instrument of China’s image shaping efforts. It argues that Confucius Institutes are connected to the rise of China and a unique member of the family of national culture institutes.

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ID Code: 58160
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Confucius Institute, Soft Power, Public Diplomacy, Cultural Diplomacy, China's Image
DOI: 10.1007/s11366-011-9178-7
ISSN: 1874-6357 (online) 1080-6954 (print)
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Journal of Chinese Political Science/Association of Chinese Political Studies
Copyright Statement: Author's Pre-print: author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)
Author's Post-print: author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing)
Deposited On: 13 Mar 2013 03:50
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2013 03:50

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