Confucius Institute

Center for International Education


About Us

The Confucius Institute is located on the ground floor of the International House. The institutes is sponsored by Hanban. Our partner university in China is Southeast University in Nanjing. We are dedicated to serve the people both on and off campus in the learning of Chinese language and culture. We also provide resources to enhance the understanding of China in our region and facilitate cultural exchanges between China and the state of Tennessee.

Partnership

We are partnering with Southeast University in Nanjing, one of China’s oldest universities and one of its most highly ranked universities in scientific research and development.

International cooperation and exchanges play an important role in the development of Southeast University. The University of Tennessee and Southeast University work closely to make the Confucius Institute a valuable resource to enrich cultural exchanges for UT students, faculty and staff as well as people in the local community.

Advisory Board

Dr. Susan Martin, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UT (Chair)

Dr. Yuepu Pu, Vice President, SEU (Vice Chair)

Dr. Pia Wood, Associate Provost and Director of Center for International Education, UT

Dr. Lanxin Shi, Director of Office of International Cooperation, SEU

Dr. Bin Qiu, Dean of College of International Students, SEU

Dr. Theresa Lee, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences, UT

Dr. Adrian Del Caro, Head of Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, UT

Staff

Dr. Shih-Lung Shaw, Director and Professor of Geography

Prof. Yong Tao, Associate Director

Prof. Wenying Huang, Chinese Instructor

Prof. Yan Fan, Chinese Instructor

Ms. Beiyi Lu, Chinese Instructor assigned to Confucius Classroom at Pellissippi State Community College

Lamonya Davis, Administrative Coordinator

Jie Shen, Coordinator


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