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Expertise

Chinese political culture, Chinese foreign policy, regional issues in East Asia, China's society, traditional Chinese thought

Degrees

PhD, University of Lapland
MSocSc, University of Helsinki

Language skills

Finnish, English, Chinese, Swedish (working languages), German, Wenyanwen (receptive skills)


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Expertise

Chinese political culture, Chinese foreign policy, regional issues in East Asia, China's society, traditional Chinese thought

Work experience

Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (Jan 1995–Dec 2013)
COUNSELLOR
• Unit for Asia and Oceania (Sep 2010–Sep 2011)
• Unit for Policy Planning and Research, seconded to the Finnish Institute of International Affairs as Special Advisor (Sep 2009–Aug 2010)
• Unit for Regional Cooperation in Northern Europe, Senior Official in the Arctic Council (Jan 2008–Sep 2009)
• ASEM 6 Secretariat (Aug 2006–Sep 2006, Nov 2005–Mar 2006)
• Unit for Asia and Oceania (Sep 2001–Jun 2004)
• Embassy of Finland in Beijing (Aug 1996–Dec 1999)

Degrees

PhD, University of Lapland
MSocSc, University of Helsinki

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (2016)
University of Lapland, Faculty of Law

Licentiate of Philosophy (East Asian Studies; 2009)
University of Helsinki, Faculty of Humanities

Master of Social Sciences (International Politics, Political History and East Asian Studies; 1992)
University of Helsinki, Faculty of Social Sciences

Language skills

Finnish, English, Chinese, Swedish (working languages), German, Wenyanwen (receptive skills)

05 / 2017

Mutta miksi Kielletty kaupunki on vinossa?/ Why is the Forbidden City tilted to the West?

04 / 2017

The Socialist Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics in the Light of Chinese tradition

10 / 2016

Kiinan strategisen narratiivin historiallis-kulttuuristen juurten konstruoinnista

09 / 2016

Finland and China: Bilateral relations characterized by pragmatic rationality

09 / 2016

Suomen ja Kiinan varhaishistoria nyky-Kiinan ulkopolitiikan peilinä