In the Name of Confucius is the first documentary exposé of China’smulti-billion dollar Confucius Institute (CI), a Chinese language program on foreign campuses, and the growing global controversies surrounding it—loss of academic integrity, violations of human rights codes, foreign influence, and even potential infringements on national security.
There are Confucius Institutes in 14 Australian universities and 67 Confucius Classrooms in schools, out of which 13 are in NSW.
Since its completion in 2016, In the Name of Confucius has won 10 international awards and nominations, and seen highly successful screenings in America, Canada, Poland, Taiwan, Spain, South Africa, and Germany. Audiences described the film as an eye-opener to a hidden truth and a timely reminder of an important issue—how we should deal with the unintended outcomes of our strengthening ties with a rising Communist China, as Beijing spends an estimated $10-billion annually on “external propaganda”, including the Confucius Institute initiative.
Film screening followed by Q&A
HOSTED BY: Australian Values Alliance
Assoc Prof. Chongyi Feng: China Studies, UTS
Kyinzom Dhongdue: Executive Officer of Australia Tibet Council and Member of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile
Yonglin Chen:Former PRC diplomat, Campaign Coordinator of Sydney Network for Democracy in China
Dr. Kevin Carrico: Lecturer in Chinese Studies at Macquarie University