Rachelle Peterson

About Rachelle Peterson

Rachelle Peterson is director of research projects at the National Association of Scholars and the author of "Outsourced to China: Confucius Institutes and Soft Power in American Higher Education."

‘Reforming’ Confucius Institutes

With all the concern over the effect of Russian propaganda on American voters, it might be helpful now to recall that Russia isn’t the only nation trying to influence public opinion and create chaos in America. China remains a threat, too. Of course, when China’s propagandists face criticism, they seem to have only

By | 2018-02-21T14:06:35-07:00 February 21st, 2018|

Censorship: Another Cheap Chinese Import We Don’t Need

Chinese censors nearly won again. Cambridge University Press last week confirmed it would comply with requests from Chinese authorities to block access in China to certain articles published in The China Quarterly, a top peer-reviewed journal. Three days later, the publisher reversed course, announcing it would keep the journal intact, and make the

By | 2017-08-31T16:26:46-07:00 August 28th, 2017|