About Us

We are...

...the first Confucius Institute in the world focusing on Chinese food and beverage culture;
...devoted to promoting the understanding of Chinese culture, especially Chinese food and beverage culture;
...operating in collaboration with UC Davis, Confucius Institute Headquarters, and Jiangnan University;
...a direct report unit of Global Affairs; and
...partners with the UC Davis departments of Food Science and Technology, Viticulture and Enology, East Asian Languages and Cultures, the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, and the college of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

We offer...

....workshops, lectures and events for the campus and the public;
...support for the scholarly efforts of our UC Davis partners; and
...support to our local Chinese language schools.

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