Confucius Institute


Message from the Dean  

Welcome to the Auburn Montgomery Confucius Institute (AUMCI)!   picture of Dr. Eric Yang

Established in late 2012 as part of an international network of over 400 Confucius Institutes worldwide, the Auburn Montgomery Confucius Institute is a collaborative effort of Auburn
University at Montgomery, Hubei University of Economics, and the Office of the Chinese
Language Council International (aka Hanban). AUMCI is dedicated to promoting the teaching of
Chinese language and culture in AUM and local communities, facilitating a mutual understanding and exchanging between the Chinese people and the American people, and fostering a better understanding of contemporary China. Our primary goal is to encourage more people in Alabama to study Chinese language and gain a fuller understanding of contemporary China and appreciation for Chinese history and culture through workshops, lectures, festivals, language classes, and cultural programs.  

Auburn Montgomery Confucius Institute is proud of its dedicated staff. These professionals understand the importance of, and devote themselves to our mission as well as our valuable services. AUMCI has quickly built a tradition of serving as Chinese culture ambassador in AUM and the Montgomery area since its grand opening in November 2012.  

To me, the Auburn Montgomery Confucius Institute is not only to promote the teaching of Chinese language and culture, but also to serve as a bridge or platform between China and the United States, as well as their people. I hope that AUMCI will be the China studies and services center. 

I am pleased to announce that AUMCI is working hard to make itself unique, characterized by Chinese food culture. This will be co-constructed by AUM and Hubei University of Economics with significant support of Hanban, aiming to promote the international dissemination and communication of Chinese food culture. We are very excited.  

Thank you for kind attention and interest!
Please feel free to contact me if you would like to learn more about us.


Wenzhong (Eric) Yang, Ph.D. 

AUM Confucius Institute

Eric Yang's Curriculum Vitae