Julie Yu-Wen Chen is Professor of Chinese Studies at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Helsinki (Finland) and Hosting Professor at the Department of Asian Studies at Palacky University (Czech Republic). Dr. Chen serves as Editor-in-Chief of Asian Ethnicity (Routledge, SCOPUS & ESCI) and one of the Editors of the Journal of Chinese Political Science (Springer, SSCI). She is also the academic liaison for the University of Helsinki at the Nordic NIAS Council based in Denmark as well as the Nordic Center in Fudan University, China. She is currently serving as the chair of the board of Nordic Association for China Studies (NACS) until 2021 as well as representing Finland in COST ACTION: China in Europe Research Network (European Cooperation in Science & Technology funded by EU Horizon 2020). Dr. Chen formerly held academic positions at Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan), University College Cork (Ireland) and Academia Sinica (Taiwan). In addition, Dr. Chen was visiting scholar at La Trobe University (Australia), University of Virginia (USA), University of Tokyo (Japan), University of Tübingen (Germany), University of Nottingham (UK), University of Macau (China), and St. Petersburg State University (Russia). In 2011, she provided testimony in the public hearing of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on "China's Foreign Policy: Challenges and Players" in Washington D.C.
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Chen, Yu-Wen; Günther, Olaf (2020) Back to Normalization or Conflict with China in Greater Central Asia? Evidence from Local Students’ Perceptions. Special issue “Encounters after the Soviet Collapse: Chinese Presence in the Former Soviet Union Border Zone”. Problems of Post-Communism 67(3): 228-240.