William & Mary

Grand Opening

  • WMCI Grand Opening Ceremony
    WMCI Grand Opening Ceremony  Madame Chuansheng Liu from Beijing Normal University presents a scroll painting of Confucius to WM President Reveley.  
  • WMCI Grand Opening Ceremony
    WMCI Grand Opening Ceremony  Visiting professor Jie Wang from BNU dances during the opening ceremony.  
  • WMCI Grand Opening Ceremony
    WMCI Grand Opening Ceremony  As a traditional lion dance is being performed, former BNU Vice President Zhen Han feeds the lion.  
  • WMCI Grand Opening Ceremony
    WMCI Grand Opening Ceremony  WM student dancers wait for the performance at the opening ceremony of WMCI on April 16.  
  • WMCI Grand Opening Ceremony
    WMCI Grand Opening Ceremony  Distinguished figures, volunteers, and students pose for a group picture on the steps of the Wren building after the ceremony concluded.  
  • WMCI Grand Opening Ceremony
    WMCI Grand Opening Ceremony  Volunteers carry the banners for the new William and Mary Confucius Institute as well as Beijing Normal University while lions, a dragon, and other performers follow.  
  • WMCI Grand Opening Ceremony
    WMCI Grand Opening Ceremony  Delegations from Chinese Embassy, Hanban, and BNU visit Swem Library on April 16, 2012.  
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On April 16, 2012, the College of William and Mary opened its Confucius Institute in partnership with Beijing Normal University. The grand opening ceremony was held in the Wren Building, the oldest building on campus.