China is setting up Confucius Institutes around the world to spread its language and culture and to increase collaboration with foreign academic institutions. The institutes could increase China's "soft power" and help it project an image of itself as a benign country. Concerns exist about a "Trojan horse" effect.
Research Article| July 01 2009
China and International Harmony: The Role of Confucius Institutes in Bolstering Beijing's Soft Power
Asian Survey (2009) 49 (4): 647–669.
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James F. Paradise; China and International Harmony: The Role of Confucius Institutes in Bolstering Beijing's Soft Power. Asian Survey 1 July 2009; 49 (4): 647–669. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2009.49.4.647
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