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Prof Du Shougao joins UJ Confucius Institute to teach Martial Arts, Tai Chi, and Mandarin

​​The University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute (UJCI) is delighted to announce the arrival of Prof Du Shougao, who will teach Mandarin and train Chinese Martial Arts and Tai Chi at the newly launched UJCI.

Since 1998, Prof Du Shougao has been working at Nanjing Tech University in China. In 2011 he was appointed as Associate Professor. In 2014, he was appointed as referee of Wushu (Chinese Martial Arts) at national level. He has the following academic qualifications: From September 1994 to June 1998, Beijing Sports University, Department of Physical Education, Bachelor’s degree in Education; From September 2002 to June 2005, Beijing Sports University, National Traditional Sports, Master’s degree in Education; During his seventeen-year teaching career in China, he has been engaged in Wushu teaching, with the main teaching contents of Wushu routine and Taiji quan (Tai Chi).

In 2008, he established the Wushu Club and guided students’ daily Wushu training. The students guided got the championship in the Wushu routine competition of ordinary group at Jiangsu Province sports meet among colleges and universities in China, the first prize in the Wushu routine competition in the Nanjing international master games. Under his supervision, a French student even got the first prize of the overseas group competition in 2013. He was invited to be the judge in various Wushu competition at the National and Provincial games in China.

Prof Du Shougao also published dozens of articles and several textbooks in Mandarin.

The University of Johannesburg’s Confucius Institute (UJCI) is situated at 40 Hampton Avenue, Auckland Park.

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For more information, visit the University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute website.

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