Our Programs

Chinese Language Courses

From beginner to advanced: We have the right Chinese language class for you and your child!

Chinese Corner

Interested in practicing speaking Mandarin? Come and meet people with the same passion!

HSK Exam Prep

The renowned HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) exams are given here at Confucius Institute Hawaii. Let us prepare you for them so you may score high on the charts!

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What else does the CI-UHM provide?

Distinguished Lectures

A group of peer-nominated professionals selected yearly to share their expertise at the Confucius Institute Hawai’i


Public display of works of art or other items of interest for the CI-UHM community


Hosting world-renowned and local artists, as well as general lecture series

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...or maybe check out our Tao-chung (Ted) Yao Memorial Collection?

Our team

The focus of the CI-UHM

The Confucius Institute is a non-profit public educational organization affiliated with the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China and aims to:

  • Promote Chinese language and culture
  • Support the teaching of Chinese language—locally, nationally, and internationally
  • Facilitate cultural exchanges
  • Be of service to the people of Hawai'i and elsewhere
Language and Cultural Promotion
Educator Support
Cultural Exchange Facilitation
Public Service


About us

Confucius Institute is part of the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM). The UHM Center for Chinese Studies is currently constituted of 58 professorial rank faculty and 5 instructors specializing in Chinese studies in 20+ disciplines and professional schools, offering 150+ courses at BA, MA, and PhD levels to nearly 200 student majors. It is the largest such training and research center in the world outside of Asia.

The School of Pacific and Asian Studies (SPAS), founded in 1986, is a strategic cornerstone to the mission of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. SPAS coordinates and promotes resources in Pacific and Asian Studies throughout UHM, supports faculty and student development, instruction, research and publication in these areas, and serves the educational and cultural interests of the people of the State of Hawai‘i by promoting a deeper understanding of our Pacific and Asian heritage.

The Confucius Institute supports this mission through our focus on China.

Our Partners

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Latest news

A day with students at the CI-UHM

From time to time, students will post live blogs about their experiences at Confucius Institute Hawaii. Be sure to check them out on our YouTube page!

Don’t miss out on learning about STARTALK 2017

Take the time to check out this powerpoint about 2017 STARTALK opportunities, created by Joanne Shang of Rye County Day School and Cyndy Ning Director of STARTALK: STARTALK Hawaii 2017

CI-UHM Chinese Section Graduates Recognized at 2016 American Council of Teaching Foreign Languages Convention

Our Chinese Section graduate students, Yang Xi, Xia Xue and Liulin Zhang are in the national spotlight at the ACTFL/CLTA annual conference. Yang Xi made her successful national presentation debut. Xia Xue and Liulin won two prestigious awards in the field of Chinese language teaching. At the 2016 American Council of Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) […]

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