The Confucius Institute is a nonprofit public organization established in 2004 and run by China’s Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) under the Ministry of Education. Its mission is to promote Chinese language and culture throughout the world.

The Chinese government initiated the Confucius Institute in response to the growing interest in China and the international demand for Chinese language instruction. In this way, it is similar to the U.K.’s British Council and Germany’s Goethe Institute.


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By |2014-12-16T16:53:48-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Institution, Language and Learning|Comments Off on Confucius Institutes (Kǒngzǐ Xuéyuàn 孔子学院)|Kǒngzǐ Xuéyuàn 孔子学院 (Confucius Institutes)

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