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.

Guang Xu

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Chinese Teacher Tel: +90-212-3594-669 E-mail: guang.xu@gmail.com Guang Xu got her BA in Economics from Nankai University, China, and MA in education from The Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. She was certified as Senior Chinese Teacher by International Profession Certification Association (IPA), and had training from CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at University of Technology Sydney. She has been a volunteer of American Councils for International Education in Washington, D.C., and International Volunteer Headquarters with one-month’s work in Uganda.

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.

Merve Bülbül

Merve Bülbül
Student Office Assistant. Email: merve.bulbul@boun.edu.tr
Merve Bülbül, undergraduate student from Foreign Language Education Department at Boğaziçi University. She has been taking Chinese lessons for five years. She studied Modern Chinese for one academic year with scholarship at Shanghai University. She helps office works, translates Turkish documents into Chinese or English, and actively participates in organization held by Boğaziçi University Confucius Institute.

Hu Qiuyue

Hu Qiuyue
Chinese teacher volunteer. Email: 389422287@qq.com phone number: +90-212-3594673
Hu Qiuyue, graduated from Shanghai University in 2017 and got her translation master degree. She worked as an English teacher in middle school and university of Hunan Province and Shanghai City in 2013 and 2016 respectively.

Cao Huan

CaoHuan
Chinese teacher volunteer. Email: 690884176@qq.com phone number: 0212-3594-674
CaoHuan, graduated from Zhengzhou Normal University in 2016 and get literature bachelor degree. She is now an undergraduate in Shanghai University International Communication Collage. She emerged with researching Chinese language when she was in Shanghai University. She became a Chinese teacher in last Summer Camp in 2017.

Yusuf Turan

Yusuf Turan
Student Office Assistant. Email: yusufturan645@hotmail.com
Junior student from Boğaziçi University Economics department. He has been learning Chinese for 3 years and passed HSK3 exam. He is founder and current president of Boğaziçi University Chinese Language and Culture Society (BU中). He has been taking crucial responsibilities in organizations to make Chinese language and culture more popular and known around university. He attended Summer Camp Program in Shanghai University in 2017 and worked in AIESEC project in Zhengzhou as volunteer. He has great interest in Chinese culture, politics and economy and he plans to pursue his academic career in China.