Center for Chinese Studies


In cooperation with the Hanban Institute of Beijing and Northwest University of Xi'an, NNU will be offering classes in Chinese language and culture beginning August 2012. Classes will be available on the Nampa campus, at the Boise Center and in select high schools of the Boise Valley, and will be led by three instructors from Northwest University.

The Hanban Institute is affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education and is committed to providing Chinese language and cultural teaching resources and services worldwide. The Institute goes all out in meeting the demands of foreign Chinese learners and contributing to the development of multiculturalism.

Through the Center for Chinese Studies, NNU hopes to encourage an exchanging of ideas and the development of commercial enterprises between Idaho and China.


Northwest Nazarene University has established partnerships with local high schools and businesses to share the resources of the Center for Chinese Studies.

If your school, school district, or business is interested in speaking with someone regarding the resources available from the Center for Chinese Studies, please contact us at

President Joel Pearsall

Northwest Nazarene University is pleased to establish the Center for Chinese Studies. Creating this center allows NNU students and faculty the chance to be better equipped for life in the global community. We are excited about the manner in which the Center for Chinese Studies will increase the international reach of NNU.—Joel Pearsall, President