Key personnel

Dr David Monyae

Tel: 011 559 7501

Dr David Monyae is Co-Director of the UJCI. An international relations and foreign policy expert, he holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Witwatersrand. He previously served as Section Manager: International Relations Policy Analysis at the South African Parliament, providing strategic management, parliamentary foreign policy formulation, and monitoring and analysis services. Prior to that he served as Policy Analyst at the Development Bank Southern Africa (DBSA), where he undertook extensive research on Regional Economic Communities (RECS) in Africa, with a special focus on infrastructure investment opportunities for the DBSA. He also designed and launched the DBSA’s Policy Briefs and Working Papers, and represented the Bank on major infrastructure projects in Africa. He also formed part of the South African academic delegations at meetings of the India, Brazil, and South Africa (IBSA) Dialogue Forum in 2010 and the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) summits in Beijing in 2011, New Delhi in 2012, and Durban in 2013. For nine years prior to that he lectured on South African foreign policy and African international relations at the University of the Witwatersrand. He has published widely and is a respected political analyst, featuring in the national and international media.

Professor Yin Fulin

Prof Yin Fulin

Co- Director
Tel: 011 559 7502

Professor Yin Fulin is the Chinese Co-Director of the UJCI. His main area of interest is English–Chinese translation. In 1982, he obtained a BA degree in literature and art, majoring in English, at Anhui Normal University. He then taught English at a middle school in Maanshan City. In 1986, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Literature and Arts from Shanghai University. Following this, he began to teach English at the Anhui University of Science and Technology. Over the next 18 years, he progressed from lecturer to professor to head of the Department of English, and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Law. In this period he won an award as a national model teacher. In 2004, he moved to Nanjing Tech University as Dean of its School of Foreign Languages. He is also a vice-chairman of the Science & Technology Translation Council of Jiangsu Province, and vice-chairman of the Nanjing Translators’ Council.

Prof Du Shougao

Mandarin and Wushu Teacher
Tel: 011 559 7505

Associate Professor Du Shougao taches Martian Arts and HSK Mandarin at the UJCI. He specialises in Chinese National Traditional Sports. In 1998, he obtained a BA in Physical Education from Beijing Sports University, and in 2005, a Master’s Degree in Physical Education from the same university. He has worked at Nanjing Tech University in Beijing since 1998. In 2008, he established a Wushu Club at Nanjing Tech University, guiding students’ daily Wushu training. His students eventually won the Wushu routine championship at the Jiangsu Province Sports Meeting of Chinese colleges and universities, the first prize in the Wushu routine competition at the Nanjing international master games. A French student taught by him also won first price in the overseas group competition in 2013. He has acted as a judge for provincial and national Wushu competitions. In 2011, he was appointed as an Associate Professor, and in 2014 as a referee of Wushu (Chinese Martial Arts) at the national level.

Michele Liu

Mandarin Lecturer
Tel: 011 559 7500

Michele Liu is a Mandarin teacher at the UJCI, and head of the theoretical education office in the public relations department at Nanjing Tech University. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Nanjing Tech University. She has taught Business English at Nanjing Tech University for three years, and has worked in its public relations department for nine years. She is the editor of a teaching manual entitled Situation and Policy. She has also contributed to several papers published in renowned Chinese education and research journals.

Sun Wei

Mandarin Teacher
Tel: 011 559 7500

Sun Wei, is a volunteer Mandarin teacher at the UJCI. She also teaches Mandarin at St John’s College in Houghton, Johannesburg, the UJ Metropolitan Academy, and a Chinese school in Bedfordview, Johannesburg. Besides this, she works as an assistant coach in the UJCI Wushu Club. She graduated from Hunan Normal University in China in 2016. In 2014, she was a volunteer English teacher at a primary school in a rural area in China, and in 2015, she taught at a middle school.