Chinese Soft-Power in the Arab world–China’s Confucius Institutes as a central tool of influence

Roie Yellinek, Yossi Mann, Udi Lebel

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Abstract

Confucius Institutes are one of the major ways China invests Soft-Power in the world. This paper will examine the Confucius Institutes in universities in Arabic speaking countries from 2006 to 2020. It will focus on the response and reception of China’s Soft-Power in these countries. An initial index for examining the success of these institutes will be offered, which can also be applied to educational-cultural institutes in general. The following review and analysis of data point to the conclusion that Confucius Institutes, as a tool of Chinese Soft-Power, have effectively penetrated the Arab world and are welcomed without significant criticism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-534
Number of pages18
JournalComparative Strategy
Volume39
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2020

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