13.12: Guest lecture on “Policy making for sustainability in China. The role and constraints of institutionalized public participation”

The China Law Center and the UH Department of Development Studies warmly invites you to a Brown Bag Seminar   Tuesday, December 13 at noon (12:00 – 13:00) Venue: Department of Development Studies, University of Helsinki Unioninkatu 35, room 344 (third floor)   “Policy making for sustainability in China. The role and constraints of institutionalized […]

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 […]


Papers, publications, conferences: Call for papers: 6th French Network for Asian Studies International Conference (FNASIC) (Paris, 26-28 June 2017). Deadline 13 November 2016. Call for abstracts:  China’s “One Belt, One Road” Global Strategy: Implications, Prospects and Constraints (Aalborg, 19-20 January 2017). Deadline 15 November 2016. Call for abstracts:  Refracting Gender in Modern China: New Voices, New Perspectives (London, 17-19 February 2017). Deadline 30 November […]

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 […]

The Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki will host the 6th China –Europe Legal Forum in 2018

Professor Juha Raitio visited Beijing on 15-16 October 2016 and participated in the Fourth China-Europe Legal Forum as a representative of the University of Helsinki. The organizer of the event was the College of Comparative Law at the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL). The team of this year Forum was “The Legal Cooperation in […]

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 Fundamental Labour Rights in China: Legal Implementation and Cultural Logic (eds. Ulla Liukkunen and Chen Yifeng, Springer, 2016) on 4 September 2016. The event was organized jointly by the Institute […]

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 […]