[lg policy] Canadian Faculty Group Urges Colleges to Cut Ties With Confucius Institutes

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 20 17:00:42 UTC 2013

 Canadian Faculty Group Urges Colleges to Cut Ties With Confucius Institutes

The Canadian Association of University Teachers has urged colleges and
universities to cut ties with Confucius Institutes, campus centers
supported by the Chinese government that focus on teaching Chinese language
and culture. The Canadian faculty group raised concerns, similar to the worries
expressed by critics
<http://chronicle.com/article/At-US-Colleges/124975/>on some American
campuses, that the Chinese government’s involvement in the
institutes infringes on free speech. Others, however, have argued that the
institutes are valuable venues for teaching students about China.



 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com

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