Programme

29 August University of Helsinki (Metsätalo lecture hall 2)

 

9:00     Conference opening by Dr Mikael Mattlin

9:05     Welcome words on behalf of the UH Department of Cultures by Professor Jussi Pakkasvirta

9:10     Welcome words on behalf of the CIUH by Professor Julie Chen

9:15     First session: Social forms and global norms (China-Latin America)

Chair: Professor Jussi Pakkasvirta
Presentation by Dr Wang Peng (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
China and Latin America and the Caribbean: Towards a more sustainable form of cooperation
Comments: Dr Pablo Baisotti (Sun Yat-sen University)
Discussion

10:15–11:00 Coffee break

11:00    Second session: Social forms and global norms (China-Middle East)

Chair: Professor Hannu Juusola
Presentation by Associate Professor Wang Suolao (Peking University)
How the Arab Spring strengthens China's ties with Arab kingdoms
Comments: Associate Professor Mulki Al-Sharmani (UH)
Discussion

12:00–13:30 Lunch break

13:30     Third session: Dependencies (China-Latin America)

Chair: Professor Jussi Pakkasvirta
Presentation by Professor Ralf Leiteritz (Universidad del Rosario)
Is China replacing the U.S. as Latin America's hegemon? Evidence for and against a common proposition
Comments: Professor Teivo Teivainen (UH)
Discussion

14:30–14:45 Break

14:45    Fourth session: Dependencies (China-Middle East)

Chair: Professor Hannu Juusola
Presentation by Associate Professor Matteo Legrenzi (University of Venice, University of Oxford)
Interlocking regional rivalries, China’s role and the future of the GCC
Remarks: Professor Ren Xiao (Fudan University)
Discussion

15:45     Closing of the first conference day

17:00–19:00 Think Corner discussion: A Chinese Future? (Think Corner Stage)

Discussion host: Dr Mikael Mattlin
Associate Professor Wang Suolao (Peking University)
Dr Ana Soliz de Stange (Helmut-Schmidt-Universität)
Assistant professor Jonathan Fulton (Zayed University)
Dr Wang Peng (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)