China's Confucius Institute Project: language and soft power in world politics

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2009
Authors
Gil, Jeffrey Allan
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Common Ground
Abstract
The Chinese language is an important source of soft power, and China conducts various activities to promote Chinese language learning throughout the world, the main one being the establishment of Chinese language and cultural institutions known as Confucius Institutes. This paper provides an overview of this aspect of China's soft power strategy.
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China, Language, Language learning, Confucius Institute
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Gil, J.A., 2009. China's Confucius Institute Project: language and soft power in world politics. The Global Studies Journal, 2(1), 59-72.