The Nordic China Law Network (NCLN) is the initiative of the Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture and the Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki. The initiative has been discussed and developed further over the course of three separate Nordic China Law Scholars Meetings held in 2018, 2019 and 2021 hosted by the Center and the Faculty.
The meetings have provided a forum in which scholars from Nordic Law Faculties have exchanged information on Chinese law-related activities and possibilities of collaboration as well as challenges concerning academic China law research. During the course of these meetings, it was observed that there has been a growing demand from academics in the Nordic states for greater Nordic-wide alignment of China law-related academic activities. Therefore, the idea to create a new pan-Nordic platform to share information and build relationships between scholars and networks across the Nordic was developed. On 17 May 2021, it was decided in the 2021 Nordic China Law Scholars Meeting that a Nordic China Law Network would be established in the form of a loose network without formal structures. This website serves as platform of the Network.
The NCLN and its platform are managed and maintained by the Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki.
The NCLN seeks to first and foremost enable mutual information sharing of China law-related academic events, research and publications at the Nordic level. It provides a channel for communication and information sharing on these issues among scholars carrying out Chinese law and legal culture related research in the Nordic region. By bringing together scholars with the same interest, the NCLN aims to promote Chinese law-related education and research as well as foster long-lasting relationships between scholars across the Nordic.
Based on suggestions from the members, the NCLN will also offer a platform for planning and organizing academic conferences, seminars, workshops, and lectures in the field of Chinese law and legal culture to facilitate academic discussions and dialogues among its members.