"Food brings all of us together. Food is also history, culture, anthropology...From studying food, from enjoying food, we can talk about tradition, heritage...Food is a reflection of culture, history, religion and many other things."
- Chef Martin Yan, CMC, Celebrity Chef, and Culinary Advisor to the Confucius Institute at UC Davis
- Please be aware of the Fix 50 freeway repair project when attending any activities at UC Davis between April and June 2014! Learn more and plan accordingly: fix50.com
- Check out a recent dumpling workshop review: http://a-girl-and-her-fork.blogspot.com/2014/02/confucius-institute-dumpling-making.html. Interested in taking a dumpling workshop? New workshops open for registration in mid/late March. Email email@example.com to join the mailing list and receive a notification when a new class opens.
- Did you miss the New Year Celebration? Check out the Golden Turtle Lion Dance Association's awesome performance here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wedtBff5Y2g&feature=em-share_video_user
- Check out our article in Sactown Magazine, "Yan Can Teach." http://www.sactownmag.com/December-January-2014/Inside-Issue-43/
- Did you miss the Grand Opening Celebration on Sept. 16, 2013? See video footage of the ceremony, speeches, and performances here: http://webcast.ucdavis.edu/llnd/35b5e652.
Ni hao! Welcome to the Confucius Institute at UC Davis (戴维斯加州大学孔子学院), the world’s first Confucius Institute devoted to promoting the understanding of Chinese culture, especially Chinese food and beverage culture, to the UC Davis campus and the community.
From left: Chef Martin Yan, Consul General Yuan Nansheng, UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi, Hanban Director-General Madam Xu Lin, and Jiangnan University President Chen Jian. Grand Opening Celebration at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis, September 16, 2013.
The administrative offices are in 3009 Wickson Hall, UC Davis.
Workshops and lectures are frequently held at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, UC Davis.
Events are held at various locations in the Northern California area.
The Institute draws upon the strengths of both UC Davis and Jiangnan University, particularly in food science and technology, and beverage science.
At Jiangnan University, the National Key Lab of Food Science and Technology, approved by the Ministry of Science & Technology, is the only one of its kind in China.
At UC Davis, the departments of Food Science and Technology, and Viticulture and Enology, housed under the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, are recognized as the best in the world in their respective areas of scholarship. The department of East Asian Languages and Cultures is a valuable partner in culture and language instruction.