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Confucius Institute

Confucius Institute
Kansas State University
Wildcat Landing, Suite 205
1800 Claflin Rd
Manhattan KS, 66502

Director, Xiangxing Max Lu 785-532-3688
Assoc. Director, Shijun Yan 785-532-3682
Language Teacher 785-532-3685
Fax 785-532-3686


About Us

Kansas State University signed an agreement with China’s Hanban in June 2014 to establish a Confucius Institute on the Manhattan campus. Hanban is the worldwide headquarters of Confucius Institutes and is affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Established a decade ago, Hanban has set up 440 Confucius Institutes in 120 countries and regions in the world to promote, enhance and elevate understanding of the Chinese language and culture as well as create exchanges between Chinese and U.S. academic institutions and communities. The Confucius Institute at K-State will also promote animal health, food safety and agro-security. The K-State institute is the 102nd Confucius Institute in the U.S.

Each Confucius Institute creates a partnership with a Chinese university to further related initiatives between China and the U.S. at the academic level. K-State's Chinese partner university is Jilin University — a leading national university under the direct jurisdiction of China's Ministry of Education, in Changchun, which is the capital city of Northeast China’s Jilin Province.

Watch the video on YouTube.

View our Confucius Institute introductory flyer (pdf).

To learn more about the Confucius Institute, please go to the FAQs or contact confucius@k-state.edu.