Contact us


The Institute main office is second floor of the James Logie Building on the University of Canterbury Ilam campus. Our reception is 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 Undergraduate Coordinator
Elsie Locke Building 308
Internal Phone: 95568

Deputy Director

Janet (Qianhua) Yu

Associate Professor
Room: 207, Logie Building

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) – Chinese Language Instructor
  • Zhengnan SHEN (Nadia) - Chinese Language Instructor
  • Linglin Zhu - Chinese Language Instructor
  • Nancy CHU – Local Chinese Language Instructor

2021 Mandarin Language Assistants

  • Xiaolu CHEN (Sharon) - Nelson
  • Liming QI (Lydia) - Christchurch
  • Liu YANG (Simone) - Christchurch
  • Mei JIN (Emily) - Christchurch
  • Weibin ZOU (Andy) - Christchurch
  • Xinjie HU (Jade) - Christchurch
  • Yayu LI (Skye) - Christchurch
  • Yulian LI (Ann) - Lincoln
  • Jie JIANG (Joanna) - Oamaru
  • Xingna SHEN (Sinna) - Oamaru
  • Ya YANG (Lydia) - Dunedin
  • Fan ZHANG (Evan) - Balclutha
  • Mingyu ZHU (Skylar) - Balclutha


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, there are no current MLAs in 2022.