Lecture by Professor Lionel Jensen: "China’s Soft Power Offensive: The Confucius Institute Phenomenon"


Location: C103 Hesburgh Center

Lionel Jensen


Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow
Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Concurrent Associate Professor of History

China’s Soft Power Offensive: The Confucius Institute Phenomenon

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
12:30 pm – C103 Hesburgh Center

Since 2004, China has founded more than 660 Confucius Classrooms and Confucius Institutes in university locations all over the world. The country with the largest number of these is the United States and it is here (and most recently Canada) that great concern has been expressed over Chinese political and economic threats to academic freedom. What’s wrong with China’s soft power?