Outsourced to China

Rachelle Peterson

Since 2004, the Chinese government has planted Confucius Institutes that offer Chinese language and culture courses at colleges and universities around the world—including more than 100 in the United States. These Institutes avoid Chinese political history and human rights abuses, portray Taiwan and Tibet as undisputed territories of China, and educate a generation of American students to know nothing more of China than the regime’s official history. This is a study of the 12 Confucius Institutes in New York and New Jersey. It examines China’s soft power influence in American higher education and reveals new data on China’s funding, hiring, and academic freedom policies.

 

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The Confucius Institutes

Rachelle Peterson

Confucius Institutes—which present themselves as exemplars of cultural exchange with the U.S., but in reality allow China to monitor American professors, pressure universities, and seek out opportunities for academic espionage—have had a large role in Chinese attempts to influence U.S. institutions. The National Association of Scholars has had a similarly large role in shutting them down.

 

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Director of Binghamton University’s Confucius Institute Responds to NAS Report

NAS

Professor Zu-yan Chen and Rachelle Peterson discuss NAS's report on Confucius Institutes.

 

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NAS Applauds the Univ. of North Florida’s Decision to Close Confucius Institute

NAS

Following questions from Senator Marco Rubio, the University of North Florida becomes the ninth US university to close a Confucius Institute.

 

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George Mason University's Confucius Institute: A Letter to GMU's President

Peter Wood

GMU's Confucius Institute has many strings attached and deserves to be added to the list of gifts being investigated by the GMU president.

 

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NAS Applauds Texas A&M University System for Closing Two Confucius Institutes

NAS

NAS congratulates Texas A&M University on the decision to close its Confucius Institute after receiving a bipartisan letter from two Texas Congressmen.

 

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Hanban Triage: A DC Panel Tries to Save Confucius Institutes

Rachelle Peterson

A thorough analysis of the recent Confucius Institute event held in Washington, D.C.

 

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The New Problem of Higher Education: The Foreign-Based Institute

James A. Stever

James A. Stever, Professor Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati, discusses the potential dangers of foreign institutes such as the Confucius Institute.

 

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Senator Josh Hawley Takes Aim at Confucius Institutes

Rachelle Peterson

A Missouri congressman asks colleges in his state to reconsider their arrangements with the Chinese government. 

 

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