People

Selçuk Esenbel

Selçuk Esenbel
Founding Director and Advisor E-mail: esenbel@boun.edu.tr Phone: +90 212 3594669 Prof. Selçuk Esenbel got her BA from George Washington University, M.S. from Georgetown University and Ph.D from Columbia University. She has been Chair of History Department, Director of Asian Studies Center, Turkish Director of Confucius Institute, and University Administrative Council Member; she is President of Japanese Studies Association in Turkey since 2002. Her latest publications include: Turk-Cin Iliskilerine Turkiye’den Bakislar (Turkish-Chinese Relations: Perspectives from Turkey, 2012), Japan, Turkey, and the World of Islam: The Writings of Selcuk Esenbel (2011), and Japan and the World of Islam: Transnational Nationalism and World Power, 1868-1945 (forthcoming, 2014). She got the High Achivement Award for Senior Scholars from Boğaziçi University in 2005, and the Special Prize for Japanese Studies from Japan Foundation in 2007.

Arzu Öztürkmen

Arzu Öztürkmen
Turkish Director E-mail: ozturkme@boun.edu.tr Phone: +90 212 359 7528 Prof. Arzu Öztürkmen got her BA from Boğaziçi University, MA from Indiana University, and Ph.D from University of Pennsylvania. Her research and teaching focus on oral history, history of performing arts in Turkey, Europe and Turkey: cultural perceptions and exchanges, etc. She is the author of Türkiye’de Folklor ve Milliyetçilik (Folklore and Nationalism in Turkey, 1998), and a lot of articles featured in international academic journals. She has been a Board member of Women’s Library and Information Center and a Council Member of International Oral History Association, and is an editorial board member of International Journal of Middle Eastern History and Journal of Women History. Her two forthcoming publications are: Celebration, Entertainment and Theater in the Ottoman World and Medieval and Early Modern Performance in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Wenhong Li

Wenhong Li
Chinese Director E-mail: liwenhong@shu.edu.cn Phone: +90 212 3594672 Dr. Wenhong Li received his Ph.D from Xiamen University, China, and is Associate Professor of Economics. He has been Director of Economics Department of SILC Business School, Shanghai University from 2007 to 2016. His research areas include public finance, microeconomics and economic history. His papers were published in academic journals such as International Finance Research, Taxation Study and Economics and Finance Research.

Nurdan Çağatay

Nurdan Çağatay
Secretary E-mail: nurdan.cagatay@boun.edu.tr Phone: +90 212 3594670 Miss Çağatay got her BA and MA from Marmara University, and has been working at Engineering Department and BÜYEM of Boğaziçi University. She joined Confucius Institute in 2009, and has been a coordinator of three student camps to China.

Guiyuan Yang

Yang Guiyuan
Chinese Teacher and Assistant to Turkish Director E-mail: yangguiyuan99@hotmail.com Phone: +90 212 3594669 Ms. Guiyuan Yang got her BA and MA from Tianjin Normal University, and then worked as an instructor at the same institution. She joined Department of History at Boğaziçi University as a Chinese language teacher in 2004, and attended the training session at Beijing University of Language and Culture in 2006, with the certificate for teaching Chinese to foreigners from Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban. During 2006-2008, she helped the process of Boğaziçi University’s application for Confucius Institute, and facilitated the cooperation with Shanghai University.

Zheng Dan

Zheng Dan
Chinese Teacher E-mail: zhengdanjy@163.com Phone: +90-212-3594-669 Ms. ZHENG Dan, got her BA from Department of Chinese Language and Literature of Suzhou University of Science and Technology in June 2007, meanwhile obtained the Teacher’s Qualification Certificate. She acquired her MA from Department of Chinese Language and Literature of Nanjing Normal University in June 2010. Since graduation, she has been engaged in Chinese teaching. After obtaining the National Secondary Qualification Certificate of Psychological Consultant in March 2015, she held a part-time counselor in a government public welfare mental health counseling team for 2 years. In February 2017, she came to Confucius Institute of Boğaziçi University from International Exchange College of Shanghai University, work as a Chinese language teacher here, and plan to settle here with family.

Zuo Peiying

Zuo Peiying
Chinese teacher volunteer. Email:lucyzpy@163.com Telephone number: +90 (555) 889 6337
Zuo Peiying, graduated from Qilu normal university in 2017 and got the bachelor degree of Chinese language and literature. She is now an undergraduate student in Shanghai university International Education department. She has been engaged in Chinese teaching and new media affairs during at school.

Xu Shunjin

Xu Shunjin
Chinese volunteer teacher. Email: 1927004541@qq.com phone number:+34-603-845-922
Xu Shunjin graduated from Shaoxing university in 2017 and get bachelor of Arts degree. He is now an undergraduate of Literature Institute of Shanghai University. He became a Chinses teacher in last summer Camp in 2018.