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Ma Jian speaks at the London Book Fair

“I am happy that the British Council is co-operating, is setting up some kind of a dialogue with China, this is a start. But what makes me disappointed is that within this dialogue you will not hear any mention of … Continue reading

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Groundless Cynicism

My long review of A.P.R. Howatt’s A History of English Language Teaching is here

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Soft power is the power to attract

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/analysis/analysis_20111024-2100a.mp3 “The frontline of the battle for men’s minds is clearly drawn. The British Council and the BBC World Service share joint top billing on the UK government’s inventory of cultural diplomacy assets. Both are widely regarded as ‘soft power’, … Continue reading

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