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Julie Yu-Wen

P.O 59 (Unioninkatu 38)
00014 University of Helsinki

Julie Yu-Wen Chen is Professor of Chinese Studies at the Department of Cultures at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Helsinki (Finland). In 2022, she will be one of the keynote speakers for the European Association for Chinese Studies conference in Palacky University, Czech Republic. Dr. Chen serves as one of the Editors of the Journal of Chinese Political Science (Springer, SSCI). She is current Chair of the 25-member Nordic NIAS Council and Representative for Finland in this council. She is also the academic liaison for the University of Helsinki in the Nordic Center in Fudan University, China. She is currently representing Finland in COST ACTION: China in Europe Research Network (European Cooperation in Science & Technology funded by EU Horizon 2020).

In 2018, she helped bring in the 6.8 million Euro project Sinophone Borderlands: Interactions at the Edges to Palacky University, Czech Republic which she now serves as a member in the Advisory Scientific Board. The project is sponsored by European Regional Development Fund & Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (175 million CZK, around 6,8 million EURO).

Formerly, Chen was chair of Nordic Association of China Studies (NACS) and Editor-in-Chief of Asian Ethnicity (Taylor & Francis).

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Seminar on China and Ecological Civilisation with Prof. Julia C. Strauss, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) 

Date: Monday 30 May, 2022 

Time: 13:30-14:30  

Venue: Topelia Room A118, University of Helsinki (Unioninkatu 38 A, Ground Floor, Room A118) 

Professor Julia C. Strauss is Professor of Chinese Politics at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. She received a BA in Chinese Language and European History from Connecticut College (1983) and both an MA and PhD from the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley (1984, 1991). She moved to the Department of Political and International Studies at SOAS in 1994. She served as Editor of The China Quarterly from 2002-2011 and was promoted to Professor in 2013. She offers courses in Chinese politics and comparative political sociology. 

Professor Strauss is currently visiting the Viikki Tropical Resources Institute (VITRI) at Department of Forest Sciences at University of Helsinki. This is for her new study on how China approaches forestry, natural resources and forest landscape restoration in developing countries.  

All WELCOME. No registration needed. 

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