Staff in the Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

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Annie Guo

Director of the Goldsmiths Asia Centre/ Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance
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A producer, lecturer and writer, Annie is from a dance background and is interested in intercultural exchange.

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Lei Xu

Chinese Director
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Lei researches international dance culture and dance education, from Chinese dance to cross-cultural education.

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Wei Jin

Course Convenor and Lecturer (Chinese and Chinese Studies)
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Wei Jin is a teacher of Chinese as a foreign language and has rich experience in programme design and development.

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Lingling Shan

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Lingling’s special interests in cultural differences between the West and the East have nourished her teaching.

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Yulan Lyu

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Yulan is a teacher of Chinese as a foreign language, with research interests in language teaching methodology.

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Jiaolong Ma

Dance Teacher (

Jiaolong Ma is a professional dancer and dance teacher; his specialisms include Chinese classical dance, the Shen Yun dance technique and tai chi.

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Xiaoqi Guo

Mandarin Teacher
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Xiaoqi oversees HSK examinations, scholarships for overseas study and the annual Summer Camp in China all whist finding the time to teach Chinese to undergraduate students here at Goldsmiths.

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Shu Gao

Mandarin Teacher
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Shu is a patient Mandarin teacher with a wealth of experience. Her specialisms include linguistics, Business Chinese and English – Chinese translation.