About us

The Nordic China Law Network is an academic network of scholars interested in China law research and education across the Nordic region.  The Network aims to first and foremost enable mutual information sharing of Chinese law-related academic activities and research at the Nordic level.

The Network 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 Network and its platform are managed and maintained by the Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki.