Confucius Institutes and the rise of China: How the People's Republic of China uses its cultural institutions abroad to communicate with the world

Hartig, Falk (2013) Confucius Institutes and the rise of China: How the People's Republic of China uses its cultural institutions abroad to communicate with the world. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

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Abstract

This thesis examines the role of Confucius Institutes in China's cultural diplomacy. It analyses Confucius Institutes in Australia and Germany and explains the differences between Confucius Institutes and their international counterparts such as the British Council or the Goethe Institute. China's unique approach to establish these institutes as joint ventures has multiple implications not only for individual institutes and their partners involved, but more generally for the Chinese understanding of cultural diplomacy. The case of Confucius Institutes shows China's willingness to cooperate with foreigners in the context of cultural diplomacy, which, as with all such diplomatic endeavours, eventually serves national interests.

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ID Code: 62557
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Flew, Terry, Keane, Michael, & Ryan, Mark
Keywords: Confucius Institutes, Cultural Institutes, Cultural Diplomacy, Public Diplomacy, Soft Power, Propaganda, National Image, Foreign Policy, China
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 16 Sep 2013 23:45
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2015 02:31

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