About Confucius Institute

2018 Picnic Day

Bringing Chinese Culture to Campus

The first in the world to focus on Chinese food and beverage culture, the Confucius Institute at UC Davis brings both modern and traditional cultural events and workshops to our campus and greater community.

Complementing UC Davis' unique strengths in food sciences, viticulture and enology, and agriculture, the Confucius Institute, promotes understanding of Chinese food and beverage culture, encourages conversation between industries, and creates a community around art, culture, food and tea. 

Confucius Institute programs are hands-on, community-oriented, and range from tea lectures and painting courses to food garnishing workshops, cooking competitions, and fields trips to 99 Ranch Market in Sacramento—the largest Chinese supermarket in the U.S. 

Partnering Across the University

In addition to being a part of Global Affairs, the Confucius Institute collaborates with: