Confucius Institute Loses Base At Texas A & M

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

Texas A & M has backed away from its relationship with the Confucius Institute when the chancellor responded to concerns from a pair of state legislators–one Democrat and one Republican–that the Institutes more likely follow the model of academic freedom in China, from whence they came, than America.

We have voiced similar concerns, as have the National Association of Scholars (NAS), as has the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). On the academe blog maintained by the AAUP, Hank Reichman voices concerns that the move by Texas A & M is dangerous because it stemmed not from an independent move by administrators at Texas A & M but from the state assembly.