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London, UK: “In the Name of Confucius” + Q&A Panel

June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

SFT Westminster is delighted to invite you to the screening of the award-winning documentary “In the Name of Confucius“, which will be followed by a panel discussion on Confucius Institutes.

“In the Name of Confucius” is a Canadian documentary discussing the global controversies surrounding the Confucius Institutes, which have been accused of spreading Chinese propaganda and censorship in the West.

UK has 29 Confucius Institutes & 148 Confucius Classrooms.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the director of the film, Doris Liu & other experts.

Learn more about the film: inthenameofconfuciusmovie.com

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Programme:

5.10 pm – 5.30 pm Registration

5.30 pm – 6.30 pm Film screening

6.30 pm – 8:00 pm Panel discussion

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More about “In the Name of Confucius”:

“In the Name of Confucius” is the first documentary exposé of the Chinese government’s multi-billion dollar Confucius Institute (CI), a Chinese language program now found in over 1,600 universities and schools world wide, and the growing global controversies surrounding it:

– Loss of academic integrity

– Violations to human rights codes,

– Foreign influence, and even

– Potential infringements on national security.

The film has won a number of international awards and saw highly successful screenings in America, Canada, Taiwan, Japan, Poland, Germany, Spain, and South Africa.

Watch Trailer Here

Further reading:

BBC: Confucius institute: The hard side of China’s soft power

Times Higher Education: Confucius Institute crackdown predicted as global inquiries mount

About the speakers:

Professor Dibyesh Anand

Professor Dibyesh Anand is the Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster in London. He is the author of monographs “Geopolitical Exotica: Tibet in Western Imagination” and “Hindu Nationalism in India and the Politics of Fear” and has published on varied topics including Tibet, China-India border dispute, Hindu nationalism and Islamophobia in India, identity politics in Tanzania, colonial occupation in Kashmir, and nationalism. He is currently working on colonial practices of postcolonial states, with special focus on India in Kashmir and China in Tibet. He is an avid facebooker and available at www.facebook.com/dibyesh.

Doris Liu

Doris Liu is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist based in Toronto, Canada. As a Chinese immigrant, her passion is to tell compelling China stories that are rarely seen, yet essential for the world to understand its relationship with China. A former TV reporter, Doris won the award for the Best Multicultural TV Story for her insightful coverage of high-profile hate crimes against Asian anglers.

Shao Jiang

Shao Jiang, a former prisoner of conscience of his active role in the 1989 pro-democracy movement, is a committed activist-scholar, who lives and works in exile in London. The academic interests focus on political and media, social movement, democratization, feminism, law in PRC and Hong Kong, autonomy and sovereignty and self-determination, International Human Right mechanisms, comparative studies on development models and political institutions, theory and practices of Civil Society. Publications in China before the Internet (Palgrave, 2015)

Pema Yoko

Pema was born and raised in London and is a recognizable face in the UK and Europe through her years of Tibet activism. As Students for a Free Tibet (SFT) UK’s National Coordinator from 2007, she helped develop and strengthen the Tibetan youth movement in the UK and Europe before moving to New York to join SFT International in 2013. She played a key role in the UK’s Olympics campaign coordination for the Beijing games and has organized and taken part in many direct actions around the world since, including in London, Athens, Cannes, Geneva, Brisbane and Beijing. Pema took the role of Acting Executive Director in September, 2015 – August, 2017 and stepped down from SFT in April, 2018.

Venue

UG 05, Regent Campus, University of Westminster
St Andrews Chambers, 32-38 Wells St, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 3UW United Kingdom
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