Mission

The mission of the Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University is to promote understanding of the Chinese language and culture through facilitating instruction, both in the classroom and beyond.

Vision

The Institute's resolution, "Making Chinese language instruction readily available to anyone who needs or wishes to learn Chinese in Northern California," reflects our vision:
  • To build up the best possible Chinese teaching and learning center for teachers, students, and all professionals, taking the lead in this field in Northern California.
  • To provide a vehicle for cultural understanding between the U.S. and China, utilizing the most effective and up-to-date resources to promote Chinese programs at all levels of education.

Function

SF State and Hanban agreed to establish CISFSU because we affirmed our common interest in and commitment to the values of international language and cultural exchange and educational cooperation, and recognized the benefits which may be realized through collaborative endeavors and the sharing of educational and cultural resources. As a Research and Service Organization at the University, our function is to promote Chinese language and culture and support local Chinese teaching. We agreed to provide programs and services including but not limited to Chinese teaching, Chinese teacher training, Chinese curriculum development, Chinese language and cultural events and learning opportunities for the community, textbook and teaching resource center, and a platform for research on Chinese language and culture.

Members of The Board of Directors

    San Francisco State University

  1. Dr. Luoluo Hong, Vice President
  2. Dr. Yenbo Wu, Associate Vice President, Division of International Education
  3. Dr. Nancy Robinson, Interim Dean, Graduate College of Education
  4. Dr. Charles H. Egan, Chair, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
  5. Beijing Normal University

  6. Dr. Zuoyu Zhou, Vice President
  7. Dr. Ruiping Zhu, Executive Dean, College of Chinese Language & Culture
  8. Mr. Kai Xiao, Director, Confucius Institute Affairs Office

The Steering Committee

Chair: Dr. Yenbo Wu, Associate Vice President, Division of International Education

Dr. Jose Galvan, AVP/Dean, College of Extended Learning and International Affairs

Dr. Judith Munter, Dean of Graduate College of Education

Dr. David Hemphill, Interim Chair, Department of Equity, Leadership Studies, and Instructional Technologies, Graduate College of Education

Dr. Charles Egan, Professor, Chinese Program, College of Liberal & Creative Arts

Staff

Jiaxin Xie

Director, Confucius Institute
Office: Burk Hall 333
Email: jiaxinx@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 405-2868

Liping Feng

Chinese Director, Confucius Institute
Office: Burk Hall 325
Tel: (415) 405-2867
Email: fengliping@sfsu.edu
Phone : (415) 405-2867

Can Guo

Visiting Scholar
Office: Burk Hall 325
Tel: (415) 338-7631
Email: guocan@sfsu.edu

Hong Gao

Visiting Scholar
Office: Burk Hall 333
Tel: (415) 338-7624
Email: gaohong@sfsu.edu

Yanjun Pan

Visiting Teacher Office: Burk Hall 333
Tel: (415) 338-7624
Email: yanjunp@sfsu.edu

Xiaodong Li

Visiting Teacher Office: Burk Hall 325
Tel: (415) 338-7631
Email: xiaodongli@sfsu.edu

Contact Information

Confucius Institute at San Francisco State
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, Burk Hall 325
San Francisco, CA 94132
U.S.A.

Tel: (415) 338-7631
Fax: (415) 405-2866
E-mail: ci@sfsu.edu
Website: www.sfsu.edu/~ci