By Falk Hartig
This e-book presents the first comprehensive research of Confucius Institutes (CIs), situating them as a device of public international relations within the broader context of China’s overseas affairs.
The examine establishes the concept that of public international relations because the theoretical framework for analysing CIs. via utilising this body to in-depth case experiences of CIs in Europe and Oceania, it offers in-depth wisdom of the constitution and agency of CIs, their actions and audiences, in addition to difficulties, demanding situations and potentials. as well as interpreting CIs because the such a lot sought after and such a lot debatable device of China’s attraction offensive, this booklet additionally explains what the structural configuration of those institutes can let us know approximately China’s knowing of and methods in the direction of public international relations. The examine demonstrates that, not like their foreign opposite numbers, CIs are often organised as joint ventures among overseas and chinese language companions within the box of schooling or cultural alternate. From this distinct environment a extra basic commentary will be made, particularly China’s willingness to interact and cooperate with foreigners within the context of public international relations. total, the writer argues that through the use of the present international fascination with chinese and tradition, the chinese language govt has discovered and keen overseas companions to co-finance the CIs and hence in part fund China’s foreign attraction offensive.
This publication should be of a lot curiosity to scholars of public international relations, chinese language politics, overseas coverage and diplomacy in general.
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