China’s image management through higher education and academics in Europe
What are the extent and effects of China’s presence in science and education in the Netherlands and Europe?
Since the 2000s, China has shown eagerness to cooperate with research and education institutions around the globe. In the field of China Studies, the Humanities, the Social Sciences, there are worries that the Chinese government may use foreign academics as a megaphone to portray China in a positive light. At a time when building up expertise on China is more needed than ever and financial resources of higher education are tight, China-funded initiatives are widely decried as a propaganda tool to facilitate broader Chinese interests. During the fellowship, I will develop a grant proposal shedding light on the extent and effects of China’s presence in science and education in Europe.
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