Associate Professor Dr Emma Junfang Xi, Chinese Director, Confucius Institute at UNSW Sydney

Dr Emma Junfang Xi is an Associate Professor of International Economics and Management, and has been a full-time academic at Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Antai College of Economics and Management since 1997.

She is an active researcher of international trade practices and international business. She was a visiting scholar for 6 months in 2001 at the University of British Colombia and in 2009 at the University of Southern California respectively and has given guest lectures and seminars on International Trade at numerous international conferences.

She was also the co-director of the Global Executive MBA program jointly established by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Southern California from 2006 to 2012. 


Dr Sun Yingli, Advisor of Chinese Language and Culture

Yingli Sun holds a PhD in Chinese literature from the department of Chinese language and literature, Peking University, China. She also obtained both master’s and bachelor’s degrees in English language and literature in China.

Yingli has a keen interest in Chinese language and culture, and enjoys sharing her knowledge and interest with others. She loves teaching and has taught Chinese language and culture courses at various levels, from total beginners to highly advanced professional Chinese.


Na An, Adjunct Lecturer, Senior Education Program Officer

Na An received the Ph.D. degree in linguistics and applied linguistics from Communication University of China, China, in 2008. She then joined the School of International Education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. She is now a lecturer at School of Humanities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Her research interests include corpus linguistics and teaching Chinese as a second language.

Tracy Lyumeng Liu, Adjunct Lecturer, Senior Cultural Events Officer

Tracy Liu holds a Master Degree in Education from Edinburgh University, UK. Her teaching experience comes from one year teaching Chinese in Scotland and three years, in her home town, as a Chinese language teacher to foreign students at Tianjin Normal University. Tracy has a keen interest in Chinese language and culture, and is passionate to share all her experiences with students.

Liguo (Lalita), Adjuct Associate Lecturer, Senior Student Affairs Officer

Lalita holds a Bachelor degree in TCFL (Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language) and a Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. She is very dedicated towards teaching and passionate about Chinese language and culture. Lalita is enthusiastic and is always available to provide guidance for students in all aspects of their studies. 

April Zhao, Marketing and Communications, Project Coordinator


April is a local student, currently studying a double degree in Bachelor of Commerce and Arts at UNSW. She is majoring in Marketing and Languages and is extremely passionate about both her studies and her work. April was a participant of the Shanghai Study Tour in 2017 and became interested in Confucius Institute at UNSW Sydney through the program. 

Board of Directors 

Laurie Pearcey, Pro-Vice Chancellor (International), Chairman, UNSW Sydney

Professor Huang Zhen, Vice-President, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Associate Professor Liu Nan, Director, Confucius Institute Office of Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Ms Guo Liang, Deputy Director, Division of International Co-operation & Exchange, Shanghai Jiao Tong University 

Ms Jianxin Liu, School of Humanities, Chairperson of the School Council, Shanghai Jiao Tong University 

Professor Marc Williams, Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW Australia 

Dr Jim Harrowell AM, President, Australia China Business Council (NSW Branch)