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What Does Confucius Say about Academic Freedom?

As the Confucius Institute brand grows world-wide, some universities are reevaluating their relations with the Chinese government-funded culture and language centers. While controversies have arisen since the launch of the People’s Republic of China’s project in 2004, the Confucius Institute and Hanban, the government agency that funds and runs the Institute, has come under fire amidst accusations of censorship...

About the Turkish Language

About the Turkish languageSee also: Turkish language History The earliest forms of the Turkish language were written in Orkhon script.During the Ottoman Empire, Ottoman Turkish was influenced mainly by Arabic and Persian. The primary writing system was based on Arabic and Persian script. Due to the difficulty of learning the script only about 10% of the Ottoman Turkish population were literate.Atatürk...

Getting Passionate about Italian

Hannah Zeiler samples the immersion programs in Italy’s most seductive cities   Florence (or Firenze) is the capital of the famed region of Tuscany and sits on the banks of the river Arno, between the Adriatic and the Tyrrhenian seas, almost in the middle of the Italian peninsula. This beautiful...