Staff
Confucius Institute has both Finnish and Chinese staff. The local director and coordinator (and student trainee at times) are staff of the University of Helsinki. The Chinese director and teachers come from CI’s partner school, Renmin University of China.
Julie Yu-Wen Chen

Julie Yu-Wen Chen is Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of Confucius Institute.
Her research and teaching interests are:

  • Ethnic politics
  • Chinese diplomacy and foreign relations
  • Comparative politics, with a focus on comparing China with other regimes
  • Different Chinese societies and their cultures

julie.chen@helsinki.fi
Tel. +358 (0)2941 22996/050-4489370

Julie Yu-Wen Chen onlineWebsite for Chinese Studies at the University of Helsinki Research profile

Li Maosen

Maosen Li is the deputy director and visiting professor at the Confucius Institute. His research and teaching interests are:

  • Ethics
  • Moral education
  • Confucian moral philosophy

maosen.li@helsinki.fi
Tel. +358 (0)2941 22971, 050-4765417

Mariliina Räsänen

Mariliina Räsänen is coordinator of the Confucius Institute. She takes care of the daily administrative tasks of the Institute like

  • course adminstration
  • student councelling
  • communication
  • marketing
  • financing

mariliina.rasanen@helsinki.fi
Tel. +358 (0)2941 22868, 050-3199538

Zhao Xiufen

Lecturer in Chinese Language August 2017-August 2022

Her research and teaching interests are: 

  • Teaching Chinese language as a foreign language
  • Chinese cultural studies
  • Cultural and intercultural communication in translation studies

xiufen.zhao@helsinki.fi
 

Hou Donghai

Lecturer in Chinese Language  August 2018- June 2022

His research and teaching interests are:

  • Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Modern Chinese Language and Businese Chinese
  • Chinese Cultural Studies
  • Language Pedagogy

donghai.hou@helsinki.fi
 

Cheng Xue

Lecturer in Chinese Language August 2018- August 2022

Her research and teaching interests are:

  • Teaching Chinese as a foreign language
  • Chinese cultural studies
  • Chinese art

xue.cheng@helsinki.fi
 

Ling Min

Teacher in Chinese language

Her research and teaching interests are:

• Teaching Chinese language as a foreign language
• Chinese traditional paiting, Chinese cooking and Chinese tea art.
• Cultural and intercultural communication

min.ling@helsinki.fi