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Confucius Institute of the State of Washington

The Confucius Institute of the State of Washington (CIWA) was asked to create a brief documentary video on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of Confucius Institutes worldwide. It also coincided with CIWA’s 4th Anniversary on April 26, 2014. The video opens with greetings from President Michael Young from the University of Washington, Superintendent José Banda from Seattle Public Schools, and former Deputy Superintendent Alan Burke. It highlights a brief history of CIWA, pathways for teachers, joining community, pathways for students, and sharing Chinese culture and strengthening China partnerships. View the streaming video.

Visit the Confucius Institute Web site for more information, including:

  • Calendar - Register for workshops and classes offered at locations in the Seattle area and around the state
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  • Programs - Learn about the Guest Teachers from China program with the College Board and Hanban and Chinese Bridge Delegation for school administrators
  • Resources - Check out resources for students and teachers and on China in Washington.


Opening of Confucius Institute
Opening of Confucius Institute on April 26, 2010. Left to right: Hanban Director-General Madame Xu Lin, Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn, Education Consular Officer Wei Shao of the PRC from San Francisco, and UW Vice Provost for Global Affairs Dr. Stephen Hanson.

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