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The Confucius Institute at Mason is proud to offer a wide range of resources available for your use.

Confucius Institute Classroom and Library

We maintain a Reading Room with over 3,000 books in English and Chinese about Chinese language and culture. The collection includes instructional, cultural, historical, and reference print materials as well as a multi-media collection DVDs and CDs in Chinese (with English subtitles) on Chinese culture, history, and travel. Our Reading Room is open to the public during office hours or upon appointment.

Chinese language and culture materials
The Confucius Institute at Mason maintains a small library of books in English and Chinese about Chinese language and culture. The collection includes instructional, cultural, historical, and reference print materials as well as a multi-media collection DVDs and CDs in Chinese (with English subtitles) on Chinese culture, history, and travel. The Reading Room is open to the public during office hours or upon appointment at the institute’s office at the George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus.

Cultural activities
The Confucius Institute at Mason organizes and sponsors a variety of events on campus and in the community highlighting Chinese culture, artists, and performers. Activities have included performances by artists and musical from China, lectures by renown scholars on Chinese philosophy history and Chinese calligraphy, and photographic and art exhibitions from China.

Outreach to schools
The Confucius Institute at Mason works with school administrators and educators to design educational programs and resources for K-12 classrooms that will increase students’ interest in learning about China and Chinese language. The Confucius Institute at Mason also cooperates with local school systems to present a Chinese cultural programs where students can learn about Chinese language, culture, arts and inventions and participate in related hands-on activities. These programs can be tailored to meet the specific needs of elementary or secondary students upon request.

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