CI deputy director, Bing Zhou, is a professor of history from Fudan University. His research is specialized on the Western Historiography, especially that in the twentieth century. Currently he is writing a book on the theory and practice of the thriving digital history and digital humanities.

Bing received his PhD at Fudan University in 2005, where he took all his tertiary educations since 1992, and joined the faculty in 2000. He had several visiting research positions at top universities in the Netherlands, Canada and the United States of America. In the academic year 2015 to 2016, he was the Luce China Fellow at the National Humanities Center in North Carolina, U.S.

Bing also served as the inaugural deputy director at the Confucius Institute in Auckland from 2007 to 2010, and was the associate chair of Department of History at Fudan between 2011 and 2014.

In January 2017, Bing returned to New Zealand to join CI Auckland again.