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Confucius Institute Overview

Statue of Confucius

Ni hao! Welcome to the Confucius Institute at Stanford University. 

About the institute

Stanford's Confucius Institute is under the directorship of Debra Satz, Vernon R. and Lysbeth Warren Anderson Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences and Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society, and is administrated by the Department of East Asian Languages and Culture. The Confucius Institute at Stanford University focuses on research and teaching on Chinese language and culture. Our Institute sponsors academic conferences and workshops, and presents occasional public lectures and cultural performances open to the public.
Chinese has become the second most popular foreign language at Stanford University. This is evidence of a growing interest among students in Chinese language and culture. To encourage research at the graduate level, each year we will award a fellowship to one to three graduate students currently enrolled in our Chinese Ph.D. program. You can see a list of the Confucius Institute Fellows here. 
The Confucius Institute at Stanford University is a partnership between Stanford, Peking University, one of China’s top research universities, and Hanban, an administrative arm of the Ministry of Education in China.

For information about the Confucius Institute please contact: 

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Tel: (650) 725-2742
Fax: (650) 725-8931