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Soft Power through China’s Confucius Institutes: A Conversation with Jian (Jay) Wang

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy presents a talk with Professor Jay Wang to examine the Confucius Institute as a platform for China's cultural diplomacy within the larger context of U.S.-China relations.

When:
January 26, 2012 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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The USC Center on Public Diplomacy is pleased to welcome Jian (Jay) Wang, CPD University Fellow and Associate Professor, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism to discuss his research project on China's Confucius Institutes in the United States.

His CPD-sponsored project examines the Confucius Institute as a platform for China’s cultural diplomacy within the larger context of U.S.-China relations. It aims to develop a framework for better understanding the opportunities and challenges facing organizations of cultural diplomacy in contemporary times.

This presentation focuses on the question why the Confucius Institute has grown so fast by identifying the driving forces underlying its rapid expansion and analyzing its organizational and operational model.

For more information about Professor Wang's research project, please visit this page.

To follow the Confucius Institutes Media Monitor, please click here.

To view the Confucius Institutes Interactive Map, please follow this link.

Refreshments will be served.

On-campus parking is available in Parking Structure "X", located at USC Gate #3 (3400 S. Figueroa St.). You can purchase a daily permit for $8.

Cost: 
Free, please RSVP.

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