About WMCI

William & Mary Confucius Institute
Mission and Vision:

The William & Mary Confucius Institute (WMCI) is a collaborative educational and service partnership between William & Mary, 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:

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


Zuoyu Zhou, Vice President, BNU


Tun-jen Cheng, Professor of Government, W&M
Xiaotang Cheng, Dean of School of Foreign Languages and Literatures, BNU
Teresa V. Longo, Associate Professor - Hispanic Studies/Dean for Curriculum Review, W&M
Christopher R. Gareis, Associate Professor, School of Education, W&M
Kai Xiao, Director of the Office of Confucius Institute Affairs, BNU

Members of the Faculty Advisory Committee

Yanfang Tang, Professor - Chinese Studies Program Director, W&M
Tun-jen Cheng, Professor of Government, W&M
Annie Davis, Executive Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations, W&M
Christopher R. Gareis, Associate Professor, School of Education, W&M
Deborah Hewitt, Assistant Dean for MBA Programs, School of Business, W&M
John Donahue, Dean for Educational Policy, School of Arts and Sciences, W&M
Stacy Kern-Scheerer, Assistant Director, Legal Practice Program, Law School, W&M
Steve Kuehl, Professor of Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Michael Hill, Associate Professor of Chinese Studies, W&M