Jyrki Kallio is Senior Research Fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs and holds the Title of Docent in International Relations and Chinese Studies at the University of Lapland. His research foci include Chinese political culture and foreign policy, and regional issues in East Asia. He has a special interest in the instrumentalisation of traditional schools of thought in East Asian politics, and in addition to his research, has translated classical Chinese philosophy and prose.
He received the J.A. Hollo Prize for his work in 2015, and his latest monograph, “A critical reader on Confucianism”, was published by Gaudeamus in 2022. Previously, he served the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland as a diplomat. He holds degrees of MSocSc (International Relations) and PhD (Chinese Society Studies).
Docent (University of Lapland)
Chinese political culture, Chinese foreign policy, regional issues in East Asia, China's society, traditional Chinese thought
PhD, University of Lapland
MSocSc, University of Helsinki
Finnish, English, Chinese, Swedish (working languages), German, Wenyanwen (receptive skills)
Changing Great Power Politics and Its Implications to Finland
Superregionalism and Contentious Connectivity in Asia
Multilateral cooperation in an era of strategic competition: Options for influence for Finland and the European Union