Sunday, May 11, 2008

Confucius in West Lafayette

Purdue University has a Confucius Institute, as does Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis.

In partnership with Purdue's China Center, CIP promotes Chinese programs and studies on China, initiate and foster Chinese language and cultural programs to serve Purdue University, the greater Lafayette community and the State of Indiana.

It provides information and expertise on Chinese culture and language education in business, global engineering and tourism for academic programs, research project teams, community outreach and K-12 schools.

Seems there are now 210 institutes in 64 countries, with a total of 500 planned by 2010.

Once upon a time, Germany had Goethe Institutes everywhere. Guess we can see where power is shifting these days.

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