The Confucius Institute at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (CI–UHM) was run as a part of the university’s Center for Chinese Studies for 13 years. It was established through a partnership between the Confucius Institute Headquarters (“Hanban”)—a branch of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China—and the University of Hawaiʻi, in conjunction with the Beijing Foreign Studies University—China’s “university of diplomacy,” famous for offering instruction in over 100 foreign languages and training some 70% of China’s diplomatic corps.
The CI–UHM was tasked with responding to local and national needs in promoting education about Chinese language and culture. It closed on May 31, 2019. Please see the attached narrative for details about the activities of the CI–UHM during its 13 year of operation.