USC Centre on Public Diplomacy
You write that Confucius Institutes are both the "most prominent and most controversial tool" of China’s public diplomacy. Why is that the case?
How do Confucius Institutes differ from similar international counterparts such as the British Council or Germany`s Goethe Institute?
Regarding your fieldwork in Australia and Germany, can you describe some of the practical issues or misperceptions you noticed about Confucius Institutes?
What surprised you in writing and researching this book?