Contact us


The Confucius Institute main office is located on the second floor of the James Logie Building on the University of Canterbury Ilam campus. Our Project Coordinator is located in Room 209.

Postal address

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

Phone and email

Phone: +64 3 369 4399


Zhifang Song

Lecturer in Anthropology
Anthropology Programme Coordinator & Undergraduate Coordinator
Elsie Locke Building 308
Internal Phone: 95568

Deputy Director

Janet (Qianhua) Yu

Associate Professor
Room: 207, Logie Building

Project Coordinator

Jodie-Anne Martin-Blackwell

Project Co-ordinator
Internal Phone: 92485

The Board

  • Professor Kevin Watson (Chair)
    Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts UC
  • Professor CHEN Jianguo (Deputy Chair)
    Vice-president of HUST
  • Professor Letitia Fickel Executive Dean of UC (Faculty of Education, Health and Human Development)
  • Professor Evgeny Pavlov
    Head of the Department of Global, Cultural and Language Studies at UC
  • Professor Chris Jones
    Chair of the International Committee of Arts UC
  • Monique van Veen
    International Partnership & Support Manager (International Relationships Office at UC)
  • Professor XU Mingwu
    Dean of School of Foreign Languages at HUST
  • Dr ZHOU Liping
    Dean of School of International Education at HUST
  • Professor LIU Jiuming
    Dean of School of Humanities at HUST
  • Dr CHEN Jie
    Dean of Office of International Affairs at HUST

The Staff

  • Weibin ZOU (Andy) – Head Chinese Language Instructor
  • Linglin ZHU - Chinese Language Instructor
  • Jingying ZHAOChinese Language Instructor
  • Yujia SONGChinese Language Instructor
  • Li QIChinese Language Instructor
  • Wangchun HONG (Candice) - Martial Arts Instructor
  • Nancy CHU – Local Chinese Language Instructor

2023 Mandarin Language Assistants

  • Yiting YANG (Yiting) - Nelson
  • Xiaojie SUN (Jenny) - Nelson
  • Yi ZHONG (Joy) - Christchurch
  • Jie SHEN (Jade) - Christchurch
  • Minxi LU (Lucy) - Christchurch
  • Hao WANG (Ellie) - Christchurch
  • Kun YANG (Gloria) - Christchurch
  • Sisi HUANG (Sisi) - Christchurch
  • Yuanun ZHAO (Rose) - Christchurch
  • Haoyue HE (Hailey) - Christchurch
  • Tianyu LI (Sophie) - Christchurch
  • Rui CHENG (Cherry) - Christchurch
  • Fang NAN (Leslie) - Rolleston
  • Huanjiao DENG (Huanjiao) - Lincoln
  • Zijun LIU (Amelia) - Lincoln
  • Weiqing LU (Reed) - Timaru
  • Jingwei WU (Miya) - Balclutha
  • Qingye LI (Aletta) - Dunedin
  • Zimin ZHAO (Daria) - Dunedin