Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Degree Granting Department
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Barbara Shircliffe, Ph.D.
Howard Johnston, Ph.D.
Mary Corace, Ph.D.
Julia Irwin, Ph.D.
Soft Power, China, Confucius, CCP
The following dissertation will explore the Chinese government's attempt to influence the American higher education system through a host of soft power methods. The importance of why academic freedom is a keystone within the American academic system, as well as why, how and what can be done to arrest the Chinese government's influence will be researched in the following pages.
Scholar Commons Citation
Crandall, Chris, "To Cross the Ocean in Full View of the Sun: The Chinese Government’s Grand Strategy to Influence Academic Freedom and American University Culture" (2020). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.