Team CI Auckland
The Confucius Institute in Auckland is led by a Director, a University of Auckland staff member; along with a Deputy Director on secondment from Fudan University; and a general manager appointed by the University of Auckland to facilitate the administration. The team also includes full and part time staff in various roles, as well as casual teachers and assistants.
Dr Xuelin Zhou
Dr Xuelin Zhou is Associate Professor in Media and Screen at the University of Auckland. His research interests cover popular culture in East Asia and Chinese-language film. He has published extensively in these fields. His works include Young Rebels in Contemporary Chinese Cinema (Hong Kong University Press, 2007), Youth Culture in Chinese Language Film (Routledge, 2016) and Globalization and Contemporary Chinese Cinema: Zhang Yimou’s Genre Films (Palgrave, 2017). He is currently working on a book-length study on popular genre films in Taiwan between 1960s and 1980s.
Xuelin takes over the CI directorship in March 2022.
Prof. Bing Zhou
CI Deputy Director, Bing Zhou, is a professor of history from Fudan University. His research has specialised on Western Historiography, especially that in the twentieth century. Bing served as the inaugural CI Deputy Director from 2007 to 2010. In January 2017, he returned to join CI Auckland again.
Janine Chin holds the position of Manager at the Confucius Institute in Auckland with a focus on promoting Chinese language and culture in schools through a variety of programmes and with a variety of people and organisations. She has taught in New Zealand and overseas and held other education and leadership related roles.
Ms Meiju Wang has over 20 year experience in teaching Chinese as a second language. She has taught Chinese at the University of Auckland, Unitec and AIS in New Zealand. She holds a TCFL Certificate issued by The Office of Chinese Language Council International. She is a member of Auckland Chinese Language Association.
Meiju Wang is Coordinator of the HSK/YCT Chinese language proficiency tests. She joined the Confucius Institute in 2006 and has over 20 years’ experience in teaching Chinese as a second language.