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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


Chinese Culinary Workshop for Hands-on Practice and Food Safety Improvement.

This is a pilot Chinese culinary workshop highlights the local Chinese restaurant chef to give you a hands-on practice to make your own delicious dishes. It also serves as a fun and relax occasion to learn and improve food safety knowledge from the inspectors of Kansas Department of Agriculture and socialize with people may have the same interest with you.

Register Here!


2017 China Trip Opportunity for Kansas K-12 Educators

The Kansas State University Confucius Institute is pleased to sponsor a summer trip to China for K-12 superintendents, principals, and other Kansas school administrators from May 29th to June 9th, 2017. The purpose of the trip is to provide leaders in K-12 education an opportunity to learn about the Chinese education system and culture and to share their experiences with their Chinese counterparts. Participants will visit a number of Chinese K-12 schools and universities in both the Chinese capital of Beijing and Changchun (a major city in Northeast China) as well as tourist attractions in both cities. The Confucius Institute’s Chinese partner Jilin University in Changchun will make local arrangements. 

Please view the 2017 Summer Trip to China for more information (pdf).

View a complete itinerary for the trip (pdf).

Complete the application form for the 2017 trip!

Check out a video from last years trip!

Confucius Institute

K-State launched its Confucius Institute in April 2015 in partnership with China's Jilin University and Hanban (Confucius Institute Headquarters).  The CI's mission is to promote, enhance and elevate understanding of the Chinese language and culture and to create exchanges between U.S. and Chinese academic institutions and communities. To that end, we 

  • offer practical and fun Chinese classes for both adults and children, including parent & child classes
  • organize a wide variety of cultural activities, such as cultural performances, Chinese cooking workshops, and the annual Chinese Culture Fair
  • sponsor academic and cultural exchange programs
  • provide information and consultative services related to China's culture, economy and businesses.

To see the various events CI sponsors throughout a year, please check Events.