In the Name of Confucius – Why is China spending billions educating our youth?
The award winning documentary In the Name of Confucius provides insight into China’s multi-billion dollar Confucius Institutes (CIs), 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 Confucius Classrooms in 67 Australian schools.
In the Name of Confucius has won 10 international awards and nominations around the world. 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.
The Brisbane screening will be followed by Q&A with Doris Liu – Director, Producer, Writer.
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 video journalist, Doris won the award for the Best Multicultural TV Story for her insightful coverage of high-profile hate crimes against Asian anglers.
How to get here:
Bus (from the CBD)
Catch bus 232 at Edward Street Stop 142 (near Queen Street) to Main Street at Story Bridge East, Stop 6.
Ferry (from the CBD)
Catch a free ferry from Eagle Street Pier Ferry Terminal to Holman Street Ferry Terminal.
Walk 307m to 102 Main St, Kangaroo Point. Ferry leaves every 15 minutes.
Free parking is conveniently available at the venue for up to 56 cars.
BCC pay and display parking is also available on Main Street and surrounding streets.
Accessibility parking is located on the left hand side of the venue as you head down the driveway, with the main door located just a short distance away for entry.