image of President Jimmy Carter with guests at 30 year anniversary celebration of US-China relations


Chinese students make up 41 percent of international students at Emory and 7 percent of the overall student body. This explosive growth has taken place in the past five years, as the number of Chinese students at Emory has more than tripled from 324 to over 1,000. Emory has more than 85 faculty conducting China-related research and scholarship, and China is the third most common destination for Emory faculty traveling abroad. Among foreign scholars who co-author publications with Emory faculty, China is the fourth-ranked country of origin. There are active alumni chapters in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Chengdu.

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Confucius Institute in Atlanta at Emory University

The Confucius Institute in Atlanta was established in 2008 as a partnership between Emory University and Nanjing University (and originally the Atlanta Public Schools). The Confucius Institute in Atlanta provides a range of programs to promote the learning of Chinese culture and language to college students and the Atlanta community. Contact: Rong Cai - College of Arts and Sciences

China Tobacco Control Partnership

Established in 2008 by Dr. Jeffrey Koplan, Emory Global Health Institute-China Tobacco Control Partnership aims to reduce the health, social, environmental, and economic burdens of tobacco use in China. The program has funded grants to 17 cities to establish comprehensive city-level tobacco control programs. Contact: Pamela Redmon - China Tobacco Control Partnership

School of Law, Master of Laws (LLM) Program

The School of Law’s LLM Program is a 24 credit-hour program designed for foreign-trained law students to build upon their legal background by advancing their knowledge of the US legal system. Emory has relationships with many Chinese universities to recruit talent for the LLM Program. Contact: Jessica Dworkin - School of Law

School of Law, Visiting China Scholars

Emory’s School of Law hosted 29 Chinese judges in Summer 2013 for a month-long immersion course in the American legal system. This program is part of a partnership between Emory School of Law, City University of Hong Kong, and the Supreme People’s Court of China. The School of Law has also sent faculty to train the financial crimes unit of the Shanghai prosecutor’s office on investigating financial crimes. Contact: Robert Ahdieh - School of Law

Shanghai Mental Health Center-Emory University Collaborative Center for Global Mental Health

Housed on the campus of the Shanghai Mental Health Center, this Collaborative Center was developed by Emory and Shanghai Jiao Tong University to advance shared research projects among faculty members at the two institutions. The Shanghai Mental Health Center treats one million patients per year. Contact: Michael Phillips - School of Medicine

China Scholarship Council

The China Scholarship Council provides financial assistance to Chinese citizens wishing to study abroad and to foreign citizens wishing to study abroad in China in order to develop educational, scientific, technological, and cultural exchanges between China and other countries. Emory hosts several Chinese faculty and scholars through this scholarship. Contact: Roy Sutliff - Laney Graduate School

Emory Global China Connection

The Emory chapter of the Global China Connection (GCC) student group strives to help Chinese and non- Chinese students develop skills and relationships to succeed in China and internationally. GCC holds the Southeast Regional China Summit every spring at which students develop solutions to current issues in China. Contact: Global China Connection

The Carter Center China Program

Established by President Jimmy Carter in 1982 as part of his presidential library, the China Program of the Carter Center works to advance the US-China Relationship. The program maintains a blog, the US China Perception Monitor, to follow news related to the US-China relationship. It also encourages dialogue between the two countries through conferences involving acclaimed China scholars. The Carter Center is a close partner with Emory University. Contact: Yawei Liu - Carter Center

Chinese Studies Summer Study Abroad Program (CIPA)

This study abroad program provides an exciting opportunity to study Chinese language, culture and history in the magnificent cities of Beijing and Shanghai. The Emory Summer Chinese Program, offered through the Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, provides students an exciting opportunity to study Chinese language, culture, and the arts in Beijing, China's fascinating capital and site of the 2008 Olympic Games. Contact: Hong Li - College of Arts and Sciences