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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2022, 5(3); doi: 10.25236/FER.2022.050311.

Evaluating the Management System in Overseas Confucius Institute


Xiaochen Ren

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Xiaochen Ren

Inner Mongolia Honder College of Arts and Sciences, Hohhot, China


In the context of rapid growth of economy in China, economic and cultural exchanges between China and other countries have become closer, and the number of people who learn Chinese also show an upward trend. In order to meet people’s needs in different countries in their learning of Chinese, China established overseas Confucius Institutes (for short: CIs) to teach Chinese and promote Chinese culture. The headquarters of CI is located in Beijing with authority to administrate name, logo and brand; at the same time, the headquarter of CI also draws up internal regulation, construction plan and criteria of assessment for the institutes. Due to the CI is a non-academic and unprofitable cultural institution, the CI can focus on how to improve learning efficiency of Chinese learners and how to let more people has a comprehensive understanding for China, and how to reduce prejudice and promote long-term development of amicable relations between China and foreign countries in terms of implementation of courses and activities. In order to tackle the problem of running CIs with a sole model, the director of overseas CIs could tap into the local education resources to explore more cooperation opportunities. It is expected that overseas CIs could create an environment to efficiently learn Chinese and Chinese culture by optimizing their management system and teaching content.


Confucius Institute; Management; Cultural Exchanges

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Xiaochen Ren. Evaluating the Management System in Overseas Confucius Institute. Frontiers in Educational Research (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 3: 56-65. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2022.050311.


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