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Confucius Institute Overview

Statue of Confucius

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

About the institute

Under the directorship of Richard Saller, Vernon R. & Lysbeth Warren Anderson Dean of the School of Humanities & Sciences, and administrated by the Department of East Asia Languages and Cultures, the Confucius Institute at Stanford University focuses on research and teaching on Chinese language and culture. The 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 on the graduate level, each year we will award a fellowship to one to three graduate students currently enrolled in our Chinese 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

Connie Chin - Department Manager
Knight Building, Room K206
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-2000
Tel: (650) 725-2742
Fax: (650) 725-8931