Research on China - Conferences

The Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki promotes academic research on China with a focus on contemporary China. The institute initiates and manages multidisciplinary research projects in collaboration with universities, research centers and educational counterparts in Finland and in China.

Research on China includes joint projects, conferences, lecture series, guest lectures, and publications. The institute encourages mobility and exchange of researchers.



To Mark the 10th Anniversary of the Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki

Confucius Institute organizes in cooperation withThe Department of Teacher Education (The Chinese Education Research Group, CERG) an international conference

Being and Becoming a Teacher of Chinese as a Foreign and Second Language Today - From the Weakest to the Strongest Link

Dates: 22 & 23 May 2017

Plenary speakers:
Professor Li Wei (李嵬), UCL Institute of Education, University College London, UK
Professor Xiangyun Du, Aalborg University, Denmark

Conference website:

Call for papers:

Submit a proposal: (deadline: 1st Oct. 2016)


5-6 June 2014
Intercultural Communication Between China And the Rest of the World : Beyond (Reverse) Essentialism and Culturalism?
中国与外部世界间的 跨文化交流: 超越 (反向)本质主义和文化主义?
Conference website

7 November 2013
Transforming China: New Leadership and Foreign Relations
Read the conference summary by FIIA here

Chinese Students, Teachers and Scholars Abroad: Myths and RealitiesConference website

Transforming China: Economic Development and Social Management -Conference
Read the programme