Interesting editorial in the Chronicle of Higher Education noting that Chinese scholars, leaders and students know less about the United States than you might think.
I am struck by the deficits identified in the aforementioned article and how much of what is said here doesn't apply to journalism education. One organization of which I am a member -- the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication -- has a thriving Asian membership, and without evidence to support this my sense is that they are involved in almost every division within the organization (there are almost two dozen).
Of course, a healthy contingent of Asian scholars in one organization shouldn't lead us to dismiss the ideas presented in the aforementioned editorial. I especially see merit in the recommendations, most especially the short- and long-term academic relationships, and the role journalists can play in this process.
China's importance is obvious to all of us; and with it now having the second-largest economy in the world, the importance of each side knowing the other more fully than before becomes more critical.