BiographyJulie Yu-Wen Chen is Professor of Chinese Studies at the Department of Cultures 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 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 representing Finland in COST ACTION: China in Europe Research Network (European Cooperation in Science & Technology funded by EU Horizon 2020).
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
China’s soft power
Belt and Road Initiatives (BRI)
China in Central Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, & Nordic countries
Ethnic conflict in Xinjiang and its international implications
Theories of collective actions, interest groups, social networks & transnational advocacy networks
Globalization and glocalization