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Prof. Ji Nengwen

B.A., M.A. (Nankai University), Ph.D (Xiamen University). 

Prof. Ji is the Chinese Co-Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Malta. He is a full-time lecturer and Associate Professor in Chinese politics at Xiamen University. Prof. Ji also served as the Director of the Confucius Institute at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria for the past 7 years.

 

Contact:

Confucius Institute

Room 207B

Guze' Cassar Pullicino Building

University of Malta

Tel:  +356 2340 3405

email:  


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Prof. Anthony J. Frendo
B.Phil.(Gallarate),B.Th.(Frank.-am-Main),L.anc.Ori.(Rome),L.S.S.(Rome),D.Lett.(Rome),Ph.D.(Lond.),F.S.A.

Biography, Research Interests & Publications, Lecturing Portfolio

Professor Anthony J. Frendo is Professor in Near Eastern Archaeology and the Hebrew Bible at the University of Malta in the Department of Oriental Studies; he is also a member of the Department of Classics and Archaeology. He was formerly Head of both these Departments: Classics and Archaeology (1996-1999); Oriental Studies (1999-30th September 2011) when he helped develop the former department and virtually build the latter. He is currently also serving as the Maltese Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Malta. His main area of interest and expertise is the Levant with a special focus on Biblical Archaeology and Northwest Semitic languages, especially Classical Hebrew and Phoenician-Punic Inscriptions.

Between 1987-88, he lectured on the archaeology and geography of Palestine at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. He participated in archaeological excavations in Israel and Syria. In the latter country he was also associate director for the 1995 season of excavation at Tell in-Nebi Mendu in a joint project with University College, London. He was - from 1996 up to 1999 – co-director of the excavations at tas-Silg (Malta) run by the Department of Classics and Archaeology, of the University of Malta. In 1994 he was invited as a visiting scholar by the Jacob Blaustein International Center for Desert Studies of the University of Beersheba, Israel, where he made research on nomadic archaeology. In 2001 he delivered a public lecture on ‘The Megalithic Temples and the Phoenician Period in Malta’ at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. In the following year, he delivered one lecture on the Emergence of Ancient Israel (later published as a chapter in a book on Pre-Exilic Israel) in the Oxford Old Testament Seminar series, whilst in 2003 he gave a lecture (on Phoenician-Punic Malta) in the Oriental Institute’s (University of Oxford) Seminar series, Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology. He was twice elected (in 2003 and 2004) Visting Scholar of Wolfson College (Oxford) with Membership of the Common Room for most of Trinity Term in 2004 and 2005 respectively.

Contact: 

Professor Anthony J. Frendo
Oriental Studies
Faculty of Arts
Room 106
Archaeology Farmhouse
University of Malta
+356 2340 2300

Local Institute Co-Director
Confucius Institute
Room 106
Archaeology Farmhouse
University of Malta
+356 2340 2300

email:


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Ms. Wang Dao
B.A. (Hubei), M.A. (Xiamen)

Ms. Wang Dao graduated from Hubei Nationalities University in English Language and Literature.  She then studied teaching Chinese as a foreign language which later was followed by her Masters degree and a teaching job in Thailand at Nonggi Middle School.

Ms. Wang likes cooking, reading and yoga.

 

Contact:
Confucius Institute

Room 208
Guzè Cassar Pullicino Building
University of Malta
Tel: +356 2340 3410

email:   

 

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 Ms. Li Lu


B.A. (Hubei Normal University)


A visiting research student of Chinese language and culture at the Confucius Institute at the University of Malta.

Ms. Li graduated from Hubei Normal University with a Bachelor degree in teaching Chinese as a second language.  She is currently studying for her Masters degree at Xiamen University.

Her hobbies are playing folk instruments, calligraphy, paper cutting and knots.

Contact:

Confucius Institute

Room 208
Guzè Cassar Pullicino Building
University of Malta
Tel: +356 2340 3410

email:


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 Ms. Deng Sai

B.A. (Hunan University of Science and Technology), M.A (Xiamen University)

Ms. Deng graduated from Hunan University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor degree in teaching Chinese as a second language and a Master degree from Xiamen University in teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages.

Ms. Deng used to teach Chinese for one year in Thailand at Banchiang Wittaya School, and spent one year as Chinese teacher at the Confucius Institute at the Victoria university of Wellington, New Zealand.  

Ms. Deng is good at Chinese paper cutting and Chinese knots. And enjoys baking,running and traveling.

Contact:

Confucius Institute

Room 208
Guzè Cassar Pullicino Building
University of Malta

Tel: +356 2340 3409 



SAIDENG

Ms. Zhang Yujiao

B.A. (Qiqhaer University)

M.A. (Xiamen University)

A visiting research student of Chinese language and culture at the Confucius Institute at the University of Malta.

Ms. Zhang graduated from Qiqhaer University with a Bachelor degree in teaching Chinese as a second language and a Master degree from Xiamen University in teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages.

Ms. Zhang also spent two years as a volunteer Chinese teacher at the Confucius Institute at the Angeles University Foundation, The Philippines.

Contact:

Confucius Institute 

Room 208
Guze' Cassar Pullicino Building
University of Malta

Tel: +356 2340 3411 

email: 

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Ms Jacqueline Theuma Helps 

Secretary 

Ms. Jacqueline Theuma joined the University of Malta in April 2012 and she is presently involved in the day-to-day running of the Confucius Institute as well as the BA/BA Hons. and Diploma Programmes in the Chinese Language.  She has been promoted to Executive Officer in October 2016.

Ms. Theuma enjoys reading and travelling. 

Contact:


Confucius Institute

Room 207
Guzè Cassar Pullicino Building
University of Malta
Tel: +356 2340 3407  

email:  

Jakie

 

Calendar
Notices
TAIJI SESSIONS

A Taiji expert is invited by the Confucius Institute from China to give training sessions at the University of Malta on the 17th and 18th April from 2pm to 4pm at the Greek Theatre on Campus.

 

All members of staff and students who are interested in this programme kindly contact Ms. Jackie Theuma on 2340 3407 or Professor Ji Nengwen on 2340 3405.

 

The Confucius Institute has covered all expenses therefore training is free of charge to all university staff and students. 

 
 
Last Updated: 9 May 2018

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