‘Confucius Institutes’ by Damian Robin The Society September 7, 2015 Culture, News of Note, Poetry Confucius Institutes, which advance the agenda of the Chinese Communist Party, are found at universities in the United States and around the world. In colleges and schools, and blocks of universities, academe has rules for bringing in diversities. On dube’us, ethnic grounds there bloom Confucius Institutes * that buy up plots in mounds and softly graft their alien roots. CIs are given room for books like Party-building bricks where born-Chinese find home in status-quota politics. Here, foreign-kind awaits antique, exotic qualities flown to them in crates and magazines and DVDs. And here they sit and smile through each unique CI event where paid-up staff beguile with made-up culture they ferment. Each talk and film-show states some model of the CCP’s. Each workshop confiscates the tongues of vocal enemies. Each cult’ral festival in silhouetted lantern light creates an interval where minds are snuffed without a fight. In shadows far behind shifts communist idol-ogy where Mao, so grand and kind, is larger than equality. — Expert Chinese too read closed and doctored histories, finding when and who from CI-cloned authorities. And children’s heads are turned to learning red-dyed novelties, their logic unconcerned with twists or lies and certainties. But masses are missed out: the massacre at Tiananmen; the dead head weeding out of Standing Politburo men. The deadly Long March trip (with thousands dead concealed in it); the Great Leap Forward slip (with fallen mill’yons dropped from it) … Purge and massacre … The Wuxuan County cannibalism (where humans ate each other beneath the watch of communism.) Buildings falling down with fam’lies broke like eggs in them. Cracked dams where people drown as water breaks on top of them. The list is cru’l and long (Nine Comment’ries** is full of it) and still there’s Falun Gong***, central, in the thick it. Go read the Epoch Times***— it shows, in twenty language types, the hardly hidden crimes of China’s trumpeting and hypes. Confucius Institutes don’t tell the truth, just doctor facts, use soft play substitutes to nurture students through perverted acts, NOTES Confucius Institutes Confucius Institutes are cultural promotion organizations around the world. They are run by the Hanban that has senior Chinese Communist Party officials at its head. The Confucius Institutes (CIs) work in universities, colleges, and secondary schools providing funding, materials, and wages. Staff are vetted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) attitude. They use films, calligraphy and language classes, as well as culture talks, presentations, and festival activities to put forward the the CCP’s limited view of China. Confucius was a prominent figure in Chinese culture until the establishment of the People’s Republic of China by the CCP in !949. Filial piety and moral self-examination rather than strict rules imbue the teachings of Confucianism. These principles, as well as the life and reverence for the man, where viciously denounced by the CCP Chairman, Mao Zedong, especially during the Cultural Revolution of 1967-77. Now a prominent monument of Confucius and his birthplace have been reconstructed and Confucius’ name used to forward CCP soft power. Pressure by academics, educators, parents, and students have made many CIs close down. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-30567743 There is a video interview with Xu Lin, head of Hanban in 2014 https://www.aaup.org/report/confucius-institutes ** “The Nine Comment’ries” = The Nine Commentaries on the Chinese Communist Party https://www.ninecommentaries.com/https://www.ninecommentaries.com/ (2004) Epoch Times ***The Epoch Times An international media organisation in print and on the web in 21 languages and 35 countries. It seeks to inform and inspire. It has had special coverage of China since 2003. www.theepochtimes.com English Language Edition www.epochtimes.com Chinese Language Edition ****Falun Gong, also know as Falun Dafa, is the largest qigong practice in the world. It uses five slow, meditative exercises, together with teachings on the tenets of truth, compassion, and tolerance, to raise moral character, improve health, and increase understanding of the cosmos. Since 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has tried to eradicate the cultivation practice after first praising it and giving it prizes. When the persecution of Falun Gong began in 1999, there were over 70 million people practicing it, according to CCP estimates. The persecution continues in China with brain-washing, torture, and organ harvesting. https://en.falundafa.org https://www.dafoh.org/unethical-organ-harvesting/forced-organ-harvesting-in-china/ Featured Image Courtesy of the Epoch Times. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who harasses or disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comment or comments you would like removed. 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