On 9-10 November the University of Helsinki will host the annual Asian Studies Days.
This theme of this year’s two-day event is China-US Relations and Asian Security.
The event is organized by the Finnish University Network for Asian Studies in with collaboration with the Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture, the Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs and the Confucius Centre of the University of Helsinki.
The organizers acknowledge the generous assistance provided by the Joel Toivola Foundation.
Thursday 9 November
Venue: University of Helsinki, Unioninkatu 35, AUD 116 (first floor)
9:30-11:00 Keynote lectures
An Introduction to the South China Sea Dispute: LI Mingjiang, Professor, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
The Current Fundamental Situation over North Korea: SHI Yinhong, Professor of International Relations, Renmin University of China
Please note that the morning session on Thursday 9 November is a public event for which registration is not required.
13:00-15:30 China Research Day
13:00 Tea and coffee
13:30 Chair: Elina SINKKONEN, Senior Research Fellow, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Welcoming words and introduction to the theme: Julie CHEN, Professor of Chinese Studies, University of Helsinki
The United States and China Today: The Emerging Strategic Retrenchment in Dynamic Uncertainties: SHI Yinhong, Professor of International Relations, Renmin University of China
Comments: Sabine BURGHART, University Lecturer, Center of East Asian Studies, University of Turku
China’s Strategy in the South China Sea Dispute: LI Mingjiang, Professor, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Comments: Jyrki KALLIO, Senior Research Fellow, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs
15:30 End of seminar
18:30–19:30 Reception hosted by the City of Helsinki, Old Court House, Aleksanterinkatu 20
Please note the afternoon session of Thursday 9 November requires registration. A detailed program of this event, including information registration, can be found on the China Research Day event page.
Friday 10 November Doctoral training seminar
Venue: Unioninkatu 38, seminar rooms D112 and D113.
9:00-11:00 Introductory sessions
12:00-13:30 Second session
14:00-15:00 Final session
Please note that the registration period for participation in the doctoral training seminar has ended.
Additional information about the morning session of Thursday 9 November and the Doctorial Seminar on Friday 10 November can be found on the Asianet website. Please direct questions to Outi Luova, Director of the Finnish University Network for Asian Studies, at outluo (at) utu.fi.
For more information about the afternoon session of Thursday 9 November (that is, China Research Day) please see the full program with speaker biographies. If you have any questions about the China Research Day please contact Kukka-Maria Kovsky via telephone at +358 9 432 7718 or via at kukka-maria.kovsky (at) fiia.fi.
The Asian Studies Days event is proudly organized by: