Lecture: China's Pragmatic Soft Power in Africa
This talk will explore the most controversial China's cultural export--Confucius Institutes--in the context of Africa. Dr. Repnikova draws on her fieldwork in Ethiopia and China to explain the opportunistic attraction towards Confucius Programs in Ethiopia. By intertwining economic benefits, such as employment access, with Chinese linguistic immersion, Confucius Institutes in Africa resemble practical offerings rather than ideological campaigns.
Friday, November 8 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm
International House, Great Room
1623 Melrose Place, Knoxville, TN 37996