Last week, ChinaFile published a discussion on the debate over Confucius Institutes–Chinese language and culture programs affiliated with China’s Ministry of Education—and their role on university campuses. The topic, and several of the responses we posted, resulted in a large number of additional responses, comments, and critiques both off and online. In particular, many readers asked for more specific examples of how Confucius Institutes operate in practice. In response, we continued to solicit contributions from people with firsthand experience of the program, which we had done the previous week with very limited success. 

The original thread became so long that we are posting additional responses, which we continue to welcome, below.

To read the original discussion visit “The Debate Over Confucius Institutes: A ChinaFile Conversation.” 

 —The Editors

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