Structure of CIHK


Established under the Constitution and By-laws of Chinese International Education Foundation (formerly known as Confucius Institute Headquarters) and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), the Confucius Institute of Hong Kong (CIHK) shall adopt a system in which the Director, appointed by and under leadership of the Council, shall assume the main responsibility for the Institute’s overall operation and administration. CIHK is governed by the Council, PolyU and the professional and cultural sectors in Hong Kong.

Currently the Chair of the Council of CIHK is Professor Chu Hung-lam, Chair Professor of Chinese Culture at PolyU. Professor Chu was appointed in April 2018. The incumbent Director of CIHK is Professor Han Xiaorong, Head of Department of Chinese Culture, PolyU. Professor Han took up the directorship in November 2019.

CIHK established two research centres, namely the Research Centre for Chinese History and Culture and the Research Centre for Chinese Language Teaching, in March 2013 to enhance its research capability. The Directors of the above two research centres are Professor Chu Hung-lam and Dr Li De-chao respectively.


Professor TSUI Lap-chee

Professor CHU Ching-wu

Professor CHANG Hsin-kang

Dr TONG Yun-kai

Professor YUAN Xingpei

Professor NG Ching-fai

Dr Louis CHA (deceased)

Professor CHEN Kwan-yiu

Dr Alice LAM

Mr Victor LO Chung-wing

Professor Lawrence J. LAU

Professor JAO Tsung-i (deceased)


Academic Staff

Dr LI Meng (Teaching Fellow)

Dr LIN Zhihui (Instructor)


Administrative Staff

Mr Jeff HO (Executive Officer)

Ms Wing CHEUNG (Executive Assistant)

Mr Duncan CHAN (Technical Support Assistant)

Council Chairman

Professor CHU Hung-lam



Professor LI Ping

Professor Daniel T. L. SHEK

Dr SZE Tze Ching

Professor Esmond MOK

Dr Raymond CHAN Wai-man

Professor Chetwyn CHAN

Professor CHEN Guohua

Professor HAN Xiaorong



Professor HAN Xiaorong