Asianet Online Courses open for application

The Centre would like to inform about the possibility to study online courses about Asia during Fall 2020, organised by the Finnish University Network for Asian Studies (Asianet). The courses are free of charge for registered degree and exchange students, from the member universities of Asianet, including: Aalto University University of Helsinki University of Jyväskylä […]

An interview with doctoral candidate Kangle Zhang

Kangle Zhang is a doctoral candidate in the discipline of international law, and a research fellow at Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki. His doctoral dissertation entitled ‘Not Equal: Towards an International Law of Finance’ focuses on income and wealth inequality that is linked to operations in the international […]

Annual Catalogue of “Academic Research Projects on Asia in Finland 2020” by the Finnish University Network for Asian Studies

In today’s post, the Finnish China Law Centre will be announcing the annual data collection by the Finnish University Network for Asian Studies. Information about ongoing or recently completed research projects on Asia is collected for the 2020 version of the “Academic Research Projects on Asia in Finland” catalogue. The innovative outlook of the Finnish […]

China Minor Programme at the University of Lapland

In today’s post, the Finnish China Law Centre will be introducing a minor programme offered at the University of Lapland, titled “China: Domestic, Global and Arctic Trajectories”. Spearheaded by Professor Matti Nojonen, the programme adopts an interdisciplinary approach when considering the relationship between domestic driving forces within China, its visions of globalisation as well as […]


The Finnish China Law Center is pleased to welcome Professor Björn Ahl who will start as the new part-time visiting professor at the University of Helsinki from October 2020. Björn Ahl is Professor and Chair of Chinese Legal Culture at the University of Cologne. He is also President of the European China Law Studies Association […]


The Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies at the University of Zurich has issued a Call for Paper for a workshop to be held on November 27-28th, on the topic of Wired China: Digital Media and Online Culture. The workshop will take place at the University of Zurich and will also offer a limited number […]


Today’s blog post will feature the second part of the Center’s interview with Professor Juha Karhu about his thoughts on the civil law codification project in China. In this part, the interview focuses on the advantages and disadvantages of civil law codification, Professor Karhu’s special interest in the rights in rem discussion, and his advice […]

The Artic Institute’s China Series

In today’s post, the Finnish China Law Center would like to introduce the China Series created by the Arctic Institute. The Arctic Institute is an interdisciplinary and independent think tank with a mission of developing solutions for challenges in the circumpolar north by providing data, analysis, and recommendations to policymakers, researchers, and the public. Over […]

New publication: Chinese Policy and Presence in the Arctic

The Finnish China Law Center is pleased to introduce the new book entitled ‘Chinese policy and presence in the Arctic’ edited by Professor Timo Koivurova and Dr. Sanna Kopra from the University of Lapland. The book was built on and developed from the report titled ‘China in the Arctic; and the Opportunities and Challenges for […]