Dr. Liren Benjamin Zeng(曾立人)

Director, Confucius Institute for Chinese Medicine (UWC)
E: lzeng@uwc.ac.za
T: +27 68 115 0535
Dr. Zeng earned his doctorate in international visual communication from the Ohio State University. Prior to his current appointment at the Confucius Institute at UWC, he had worked for thirty-five years at five universities in China, Canada and the United States in both faculty and administrative positions. He served as the Chinese co-director of the Confucius Institute at Temple University in Philadelphia from 2016 to 2019.

Dr. Zeng is a professor at the College of Foreign Languages, Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU) and a senior member of ZJNU’s International Affairs Office. His research interests include computer-assisted translation, localization (translation of computer software and smart phone applications) and digital photography. He is a master’s student advisor in interpreting and translation and has published several manuscripts in international communication, digital photography workflow and color management.

Dear partners and students,

The International Relations Office at the University of the Western Cape extends our well wishes to you during these uncertain and unprecedented times. Given the current global COVID-19 pandemic, we wish to extend our solidarity with our university partners – with compassion. The University has taken the necessary decision to postpone all inbound and outbound international travel and engagement until further notice.

However, we remain committed to our international partners, students and researchers, as well as to the broader society, to utilise our connectedness to offer intellectual contributions that seek to bring a measure of insightful scientific rigour and empathy to all those affected by the crisis. It is together, with unity of purpose and with our diversity and compassion, that we can continue to work with solidarity in service of humanity.

Additional information can be found on the UWC main site

Yours sincerely,


Umesh Bawa

Director of International Relations