About WMCI

William & Mary Confucius Institute
Mission and Vision:

The Confucius Institute at the College of William and Mary (WMCI) is a collaborative educational and service partnership between the College, Beijing Normal University (BNU), and the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban). It aims to promote the study of Chinese language and culture, support the teaching of Chinese at both the host institution (W&M) and in local communities, and facilitate US-China cultural exchanges on various levels. The collaboration is based on the shared values and visions with regard to international education and cultural understanding. By sharing resources and through collaborative efforts, WMCI strives to make the learning of Chinese language and culture available to anyone who is interested in the subject, to promote multiculturalism in both the campus and the local communities, and to help construct, in a global context, a friendly and harmonious platform for international dialogues and exchanges.

Members of the Board of Advisors:
Chair:

Stephen E. Hanson, Vice Provost for International Affairs
Director of the Reves Center for International Studies, W&M

Vice-Chair:

Chuansheng Liu, Chair of the University Council, BNU

Advisors: 

Tun-jen Chen, Professor of Government, W&M
Xiaotang Cheng, Dean of School of Foreign Languages and Literatures, BNU
Teresa V. Longo, Dean for Educational Policy, W&M
Christopher R. Gareis, Associate Dean of School of Education, W&M
Lizhen Shan, Director of the Office of Confucius Institute Affairs, BNU

Ex-officio:

Yanfang Tang, Director, WMCI