Contact us


The Institute main office is 2nd floor of the Logie Building (Previously known as Modern Languages Building) on Ilam campus of the University of Canterbury.

Postal address

Confucius Institute at University of Canterbury
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
New Zealand

Phone and fax

Phone: +64 3 369 4399
Fax: +64 3 364 3784


Phil Marshall-Lee
Room: 206, Logie Building
Phone: +64 3 369 5218

Deputy Director

Associate Professor Jing Jiang
Room: 207, Logie Building
Phone: +64 3 369 5481

Administrative Staff

Rosa-Jane Whitcombe
Bilingual Administrator
Room: 208, Logie Building
Phone: +64 3 369 5194

The Board

  • Professor Jonathan Le Cocq (Chair)
    Pro-Vice-Chancellor of UC (College of Arts)
  • Prof CHEN Jianguo (Deputy Chair)
    Vice-president of HUST
  • Dr Hamish Cochrane
    Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of UC
  • Professor Sonia Mazey
    Pro-Vice-Chancellor of UC (College of Business and Law)
  • Professor Beth Hume
    Head of the School of Language, Social and Political Sciences
  • Professor XU Mingwu
    Dean ofSchool of Foreign Languages at HUST
  • ZHAI Jianjun
    Education Consul at the People's Republic of China Consulate General in Christchurch

The Staff

  • Hannah (Jinghan) Yu
    Language Instructor
  • Chris (Liguo) Shi
    Language Instructor
  • Ju Liu
    Language Instructor
  • Jiamei Li
    Language Instructor
  • Rosa-Jane Whitcombe
    Bilingual Administrator

2017 Mandarin Language Assistants

  • Zhenzhen (Sophie) LIU (Nelson)
  • Anni (Annie) HE (Nelson)
  • Ruoyi (Emma) PU (Christchurch)
  • Shimin (Candice) RAN (Christchurch)
  • Changming PAN (Christchurch)
  • Boxin (Leon) LI (Oamaru)
  • Xiaotong (Eva) ZHOU (Oamaru)
  • Pan (Penny) LU (Dunedin)
  • Zhidan (Ellen) QIAN (Mosgiel)
  • Guangyao (Darren) ZHANG (Balclutha)
  • Yating (Veronica) WANG (Invercargill)