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.
Creating Community through Engaging Events
Partnering Across the University
In addition to being a part of Global Affairs, the Confucius Institute collaborates with:
- Confucius Institute Headquarters
- Jiangnan University
- Department of Food Science and Technology
- Department of Viticulture and Enology
- East Asian Languages and Cultures
- Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science
- College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
For more contact information, visit the Confucius Institute People Directory. To learn more, register for events and workshops, and find contact information, please visit the Confucius Institute at UC Davis' website.
Supported by Hanban, a division of the Ministry of Education in China, the Confucius Institute at UC Davis is among several Confucius Institutes at universities in California, including San Diego State University, San Francisco State University, Stanford University, UCLA, University of California, Santa Barbara, and California State University, Long Beach.