Cultural artifact, ideology export or soft power? Confucius Institute in Peru

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Abstract

This paper presents a critical analysis of the transnational interplay of cultural, educational and economic forces that culminated with the establishment of a Chinese language and cultural centre in Peru, the Confucius Institute. Confucius Institutes are government-sponsored cultural centres devoted mainly to Chinese language education around the world. They have been referred to as examples of China’s soft power and subjected to criticisms. With a substantive theory of power as the departure point, this article analyses the power relations surrounding the case of Confucius Institutes in Latin America. Copyright © 2013 Taylor & Francis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
JournalInternational Studies in Sociology of Education
Volume23
Issue number1
Early online dateMar 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Citation

Park, J. (2013). Cultural artifact, ideology export or soft power? Confucius Institute in Peru. International Studies in Sociology of Education, 23(1), 1-16.

Keywords

  • Power relation
  • Transnationalism
  • Soft power
  • Confucius Institutes
  • Latin America
  • Peru

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