Author: Sophie Beach

Sophie Beach lives in Berkeley, California. She previously served as senior research associate for Asia at the Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based press freedom organization. She received her master's degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Her writing about China has been published in the Los Angeles Times, the Asian Wall Street Journal, the South China Morning Post, The Nation magazine, and other publications.
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Michael Churchman: Confucius Institutes and Controlling Chinese Languages

Michael Churchman of Australia National University writes in China Heritage Quarterly about the Confucius Institutes and their policy of only teaching standard, simplified Mandarin Chinese to students around the world: It is naïve to believe that Confucius Institutes are politically disinterested teachers imparting Chinese culture and language. They exist for the express

August 18, 2011 9:54 PM

Photo: Xiao Zhang, a security guard in Beijing and an NBA fan, by Jordan Pouille

Xiao Zhang, a security guard in Beijing and an NBA fan, by Jordan Pouille

August 18, 2011 5:53 PM

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