Why studying Chinese law? – Read answers from international scholars

Three law professors from the United States, Denmark and Hong Kong, have kindly accepted the Center’s interview requests and shared their insights on researching and studying Chinese law. Professor Larry Catà Backer W. Richard and Mary Eshelman Faculty Scholar, Professor of Law and International Affairs, Pennsylvania University How did you start your research or study of […]

Welcome to a Doctoral Defense at the University of Lapland (25.11.2016)

The Faculty of Law, University of Lapland warmly welcomes to participate in Jyrki Kallio’s Doctoral Defense: “Towards China’s Strategic Narrative: on the construction of the historico-cultural roots of China’s national identity in the light of the Chinese debate relating to the rise of traditional school of thought” The opponent will be Professor Ralph Weber from the […]


Papers, publications, conferences: Call for papers: 6th French Network for Asian Studies International Conference (FNASIC) (Paris, 26-28 June 2017). Deadline 31 October 2016. Call for papers: Columbia Uniersity’s 26th Annual Graduate Student Conference on East Asia (New York, 24-25 February 2017). Deadline 1 November 2016. Call for abstracts:  China’s “One Belt, One Road” Global Strategy: Implications, Prospects and Constraints (Aalborg, […]

CALL FOR PAPERS: Edited volume on the Silk Road Initiative

CALL FOR PAPERS  Edited volume on the Silk Road Initiative Following the Call for Papers, we have received generous interest in the volume. We are sending this updated call to: first, specify the theme of the volume to facilitate the potential contributors in choosing topics; second, extend the deadline of submission. The volume is a follow up of the conference “Road to New Paradigms: […]

Publications 2016

Is your New Year’s resolution to read 52 books in 2016?  Have a look below at the newest and forthcoming publications by the Academy of Finland research projects, which the Center is supporting! Jürgen Basedow, Su Chen, Matteo Fornasier, Ulla Liukkunen (eds.), Employee Participation and Collective Bargaining in Europe and China, Mohr Siebeck, 2016.    

ChinaLawInfo is accessible to the student and staff of the member institutions

The Center has subscribed to ChinaLawInfo for one year starting from 1 April 2015 until 30 March 2016!   What is ChinaLawInfo? Chinalawinfo is an advanced legal information retrieval system launched jointly with Peking Univerisity’s Legal Information Center. With continual improvements to technology and additions to content, Pkulaw has evolved over the last 20 years into the […]

The Center’s library collection is open to public

In the fall 2014, the China Law Center collection has been established as a separate section at the Kaisa-talo library in Helsinki. Ms. Liu Ying, a student in the International Business Law master program at the Faculty of Law (University of Helsinki), said that this collection has been already very helpful in her studies. As she is undertaking a […]

New project on Transnational Labour Governance and Posted Workers

  Professor Ulla Liukkunen (University of Helsinki) and Assistant Professor Chen Yifeng (Peking University Law School) started a research project on “Transnational Labour Governance and Posted Workers” in the fall of 2016. The economic globalization has made transnational movement of workers a growing phenomenon. Such a “delocalization” or “transnationality” of posted workers has brought much regulatory challenges for protection […]

Book Launch in China: “Implementing Fundamental Labour Rights in China: Legal Architecture and Cultural Logic”

Peking University Law School held a seminar on “Fundamental Labour Rights and the Development of Chinese Labour Law” in conjunction with the book launch of Implementing Fundamental Labour Rights in China: Legal Architecture and Cultural Logic (eds. Ulla Liukkunen and Chen Yifeng, Springer, 2016) on 4 September 2016. The event was organized jointly by the […]

Center’s Coordinator visited the Oxford China Centre

The Center’s Coordinator, Ms. Alice Neffe, attended the Europaeum Summer School “China and Europe: Challenges for the Future?” hosted at the China Centre, University of Oxford. The six day program has been filled with panel discussions by distinguished scholars and graduate presentations, all of which brought Chinese and European insights on the topical challenges faced […]

The PKU-Helsinki Law Connection grows with a successful colloquium on criminal law

The Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki hosted the First Finnish-Chinese Colloquium on Criminal Law on 25-26 August 2016. The speakers discussed the transformation of criminal law and criminal law theory in Finland and China, sanctions and sentencing as well as criminalization and its limitations. The event took place in a friendly atmosphere and the mutual […]

New Publication: Rule of Law Development and Judicial Reform: A Comparison between China and Finland

The Sino-Finnish collaboration has grown from strength to strength through common efforts and shared goals. The latest manifestation of this growing cooperation is the joint publication “Rule of Law Development and Judicial Reform: A Comparison between China and Finland“, edited by Professors Li Lin, Xie Zengyi and Ulla Liukkunen. The book is the third volume […]

The Center and the Confucius Institute in Helsinki

The Director of the Center, Professor Liukkunen, and the Chair of the Center’s Board, Professor Nuotio, welcomed a delegation from the Confucius Institute, led by Professor Julie Yu-Wen Chen on Friday, 13 May 2016. This visit gave the opportunity to discuss the cooperation between the two entities. “Lawyers, our researchers and students, need to cooperated with social […]