2018 Events


Changing our Minds? The Ideational Consequence of China’s Rise

Speaker: Prof. Shaun Breslin, University of Warwick

Commentator: Prof. Thomas Forsberg, Helsinki Collegium of Advanced Studies

Time: November 27, 14:15-15:45

Venue: University Main Building Auditorium XII


Confucius Institute Day seminar

Time:             Thursday 27 September 14–18
Venue:           The University of Helsinki, Fabianinkatu 26 ls 115

Speakers:

Professor and Director Zhang Baohui (Lingnan University)

Senior Research Fellow, Dr Jyrki Kallio (The Finnish Institute of International Affairs)

Confucius Institute Day seminar report

 


Seminar: Democracy through Strength: Asia’s Development and Democratization (Prof. Dan Slater, University of Michigan)

Professor Dan Slater (University of Michigan) gave a talk at the University of Helsinki on the theme of his forthcoming co-authored book Democracy through Strength: Asia’s Development and Democratization on Tuesday 7 August 2018.

Dan Slater is Professor of Political Science and the Ronald and Eileen Weiser Professor of Emerging Democracies and Director of the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED) at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Ordering Power: Contentious Politics and Authoritarian Leviathans in Southeast Asia (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics, 2010) as well as articles in journals such as the American Journal of Political ScienceAmerican Journal of SociologyComparative PoliticsComparative Political StudiesInternational OrganizationJournal of DemocracyPerspectives on Politics, and World Politics. He was a professor of political science and sociology at the University of Chicago from 2005, when he received his Ph.D. from Emory University, until 2017. He is an occasional contributor to online political sites such as East Asia ForumInside IndonesiaThe Monkey CageNew Mandala, and Nikkei Asian Review, and comments regularly on the global politics of democracy and authoritarianism on Twitter at @SlaterPolitics.  

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2018 China Law Research Workshop

Date: April 19, 2018

Venue: Small Hall, Fourth Floor of the Main Building of the University of Helsinki, Fabianinkatu 33

08:30 – 09:00  Registration and coffee

09:00 – 09:15  Welcome to the workshop

Introduction to the Workshop and Some Thoughts on China Law Research: Professor Ulla Liukkunen, Director of the Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture (University of Helsinki)

09:15 – 10:45  Session 1. Background: China and Chinese Law in Context

Session moderator: Professor Alan C. Neal (University of Warwick)

Discovering ‘China’: An Overview: Professor Alan C. Neal (University of Warwick)

Sources of Chinese Law: Professor Yan Dong (Beijing Foreign Studies University)

Reflections on Legal Culture, Rule of Law and Judicial Reform – China and the Nordic Countries: Professor Ditlev Tamm (University of Copenhagen)

10:45 – 11:00  Morning tea/coffee

11:00 – 12:30  Session 2. Theoretical Perspectives: Historical and Comparative Approaches to Chinese Law and Legal Culture 

Session moderator: Professor Alan C. Neal (University of Warwick)

Culture and Contemporary China: Professor Julie Yu-Wen Chen, Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of Confucius Institute at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Helsinki

Intersections of Economics, Business and the Law in China: Implications for Legal Research: Professor Matti Nojonen (University of Lapland)

Taking Account of History When Researching Contemporary Law: Professor Pia Letto-Vanamo, Dean of the Faculty of Law (University of Helsinki)

12:30 – 13:45  Lunch

13:45 – 15:15  Session 3. Institutions and Actors: Contextualizing Law in China (parallel session)

Venue: Small Hall, Fourth Floor of the Main Building of the University of Helsinki, Fabianinkatu 33

Session moderator: Professor Alan C. Neal (University of Warwick)

The Chinese Legal System in an International Context: Professor Yan Dong (Beijing Foreign Studies University)

Gendered Choices in Structures of Law and Gender: Theoretical Considerations When Undertaking Comparative and Chinese Law Research: Minna Canth Academy Professor Johanna Niemi (University of Turku) and Doctoral Researcher Pia Eskelinen (University of Turku)

Legal Institutions: Judicial and Administrative Decision-Making in China: Professor Alan C. Neal (University of Warwick)

13:45 – 15:15  Session 4. Current ‘Hot’ Topics in Chinese Private Law (parallel session)

Venue: Auditorium XII, Third Floor of the Main Building of the University of Helsinki, Unioninkatu 34

Session moderator: Professor Ulla Liukkunen, Director of the Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture (University of Helsinki)

How to Approach Chinese IP Law and Private Law Theory: Professor Jin Haijun (Renmin University)

How to Approach Chinese Labour Law and Industrial Relations: Assistant Professor Yan Tian (Peking University)

How to Approach the Chinese Company Law Regime: Dr Yihong Zhang (University of Helsinki)

15:15 – 15:30  Afternoon coffee/tea

15:30 – 16:30  Panel Discussion: Practicalities of China Law Teaching and Research

Session moderator: Professor Alan C. Neal (University of Warwick)

Professor Sakari Melander (University of Helsinki) (tbc)
Professor Jukka Viljanen (University of Tampere)
Dr Harriet Lonka (University of Eastern Finland)
Dr Guilherme Vasconcelos Vilaca (University of Helsinki)

16:30 End of Workshop

 

This event is organized by Finnish China Law Center and Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki.


Book Launch: Managing Expatriates in China: A Language and Identity Perspective” (Palgrave Studies in Chinese Management)

Main author: Dr. Ling Eleanor Zhang (Royal Holloway University of London)

Discussants: Prof. Jeff Hearn (Hanken School of Economics)

Mr. Mika Toivola (Vice President, Sales and Business Development, Futuriot Oy)

Time: April 17, 2018, 10: 15-11:45

Venue: Unioninkatu 35, SH114

This event is organized by Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki and Hanken School of Economics.


Roundtable Discussion on “China’s Global Governance and Its Polar Dimension”

Time: Monday April 16, 14:15-15:45

Venue: Unioninkatu 38 A, Room 109 (Russian Room)

This event is organized by Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki and School of Economics of Renmin University of China.


SOE Reform and Party-Business Relations in China

Time: April 10, 2018, 10: 15-11:45

Venue: Unioninkatu 35, SH114

Speaker: Prof. Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard (柏思德), Copenhagen Business School

This event is organized by Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki.


Role of the Chinese-Eastern Railway and The City of Harbin in forming the Image of Russia in Northeast China

Speaker: Prof. Nikolay Samoylov (St. Petersburg State University)

Venue: Unioninkatu 35, SH114

Time: March 27, 2018, from 10:15 to 11:15

This event is organized by Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki.


Helsinki Conference on Chinese Model of Governance

Venue: Consistorium Hall of the University

Time: March 20, 2018

This event is organized by Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki.


WELCOME TO THE LAUNCH OF THE NEW BOOK “CIVIL SOCIETY IN CHINA AND TAIWAN: AGENCY, CLASS AND BOUNDARIES” (ROUTLEDGE, 2018)

Author: Taru Salmenkari (Associate Professor of Asian Studies, Tallinn University)

Discussant: Julie Yu-Wen Chen (Professor of Chinese Studies, University of Helsinki)

 

Time:  January 30, 2018, 10:15-11:15

Venue: Unioninkatu 38 A, Room A 109 (also known as Russian Room)

This event is organized by University of Helsinki Chinese Studies.


Changing Children, Childhood and Family Lives in Contemporary China

Date: Monday January 29, 2018

Time: 14:15-15:15

Venue: Unioninkatu 38, A109 (Russian Room)

Speaker: Prof. Ann Phoenix (University College London and Helsinki University Collegium for Advanced Studies)

This event is organized by Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki.