Scholarly engagement is one of the most important missions of the Confucius Institute at the College of William and Mary (WMCI). We attach great importance to scholarly research and engagement because we believe that they represent the best means for enhancing cross-cultural knowledge and understanding. Through organizing and sponsoring scholarly talks, colloquia, and conferences on Chinese studies topics, both on campus and at partner universities in China, WMCI aims to promote greater understanding between China and the other parts of the world. WMCI provides much-needed resources to help support individual faculty research. Several grants and programs are available to assist faculty in bringing external scholars to campus, traveling to conferences, and engaging in exchange activities with scholars in China.
WMCI functions as a platform for a wide range of faculty exchange programs and activities between W&M and Beijing Normal University (BNU). Each being a renowned university in their respective counties, both W&M and BNU are centers for scholarly excellence in a multitude of fields and disciplines. WMCI serves as a bridge to connect scholars from these two schools.