ABOUT THE UJ CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE
The University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute (UJCI) is one of five Confucius Institutes in South Africa, and one of several hundred Confucius Institutes at universities and other educational institutions around the world. Like its sister institutions, its mission is to promote the study of Chinese and an interest in Chinese culture. To this end, it offers Mandarin courses for university staff and students, members of other organisations as well as members of the public, administers international proficiency tests in Chinese, and organises events and exchanges aimed at promoting an understanding of Chinese language and culture. The UJCI is a partnership between the University of Johannesburg, the Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing, and a Chinese partner university, Nanjing Tech University. Its co-directors are Dr David Monyae of UJ and Prof Yin Fulin of the NTU.
REGISTRATION AND TIMETABLE 2018
Registration period extended
Attention Basic and Intermediate Mandarin Students: Please note that the registration period has been extended and will close on 16 February 2018. Classes will start on 19 February 2018.
Shifting Sino-American relations: Implications for Africa
On Friday 11 May 2018, the UJCI, in collaboration with the University of Johannesburg Library, will host a seminar on ‘Battle of the Giants?: Shifting Sino-American Relations and Re-Globalisation: Implications for Africa’. The keynote speakers will be Prof Wang Dong of Peking University, and Prof Henry Sun of the Univresity of Chester. Read more
UJCI Africa-China Occasional Paper No 3
The Relevance of Ubuntu for African Development and International Relations in the Global Future: Comments on Muxe Nkondo. Professor Peter O Ndege. September 2017. Read more
UJCI Africa-China Occasional Paper No 2
Ubuntu as Public Policy: Challenges and Opportunities. Professor Muxe Nkondo. July 2017. Read more
UJCI Africa-China Occasional Paper No 1
China's Soft-Power Status (via UN Peacekeeping) and its Implications for the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA). Martin R. Rupiya. Read more
Africa-China Policy Brief
Regional Industrialisation in Southern Africa: The Role of African-Sino Partnerships. Based on a policy research seminar held by the UJCI and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Southern Africa Office, in collaboration with Oxfam International’s Africa-China Dialogue Platform (ACDP). Read more
Why study Mandarin ?
Given South Africa's burgeoning ties with China, there is a growing need for South Africans to learn to speak, read and write Mandarin. Read more
Advanced students in Mandarin at the UJCI are eligible for bursaries enabling them to further their studies in China. Read more
Policy Research Seminar
On 20-21 April 2017, the UJCI and UNECA, in collaboration with Oxfam International’s Africa-China Dialogue Platform (ACDP), hosted a policy research seminar on ‘Prospects for SADC Regional Integration Through Industrialisation and the Role of China’. Read more
On Tuesday 18 April, the UJCI and the Chair of Industrial Development at UJ, in partnership with the UJ Library, hosted a Public Dialogue on ‘The Role of China in SADC’s Regional Integration through Industrialisation’. Read more
Wushu Club member shines
ON 24 July, a member of the UJCI Wushu Club, Baimei (Megan Cruickshank), came second in Taolu Nanquan and second in short weapons in the 6th African Wushu Championship held in Benin. Athletes from 11 African countries competed. Read more