Copenhagen China Conference

BlackboardNew and complex developments are taking place in China; in the economy, in the political and legal system and not least in Chinese peoples’ values and beliefs. In order to thoroughly analyse these interlinked developments and their effects, strong cross-disciplinary approaches and close collaboration with Chinese partners are required. And also then, it is possible to rethinking existing theories, develop new analytical frameworks and explore the potential for applied research.

The Copenhagen China Conference gives China-researchers (from PhD students and onwards) based in Copenhagen a chance to meet, present their research and explore further collaboration in both research and teaching.

The driving ambition behind the conference is to start developing stronger institutional ties between the China-related research communities in Copenhagen – especially between the University of Copenhagen and the Copenhagen Business School. Even though both institutions are internationally recognised for their China research, stronger collaboration will create new energy and stimulate novel ideas for funding and publication opportunities. Not to mention joint research and teaching on China. Furthermore, it is to break new ground in our collaboration with key Chinese partners such as Fudan University and the Chinese think-tank Fudan Development Institute.


Two-day conference (including overnight-stay) for Copenhagen-based researchers working on issues related to Chinese politics, economics, society and human values.

Day 1: Working paper presentations and cross-disciplinary feedback including discussions on publishing, funding and collaboration. Followed by dinner and drinks.

Day 2: Copenhagen-Shanghai Forum co-organised by Copenhagen Business School, Danish Institute for International Studies, Fudan Development Institute and University of Copenhagen on “China’s New Connectivity”.

NB (1 October 2015): Registration is closed

Organising committee

  • CBS-Copenhagen Business School: Assistant Professor Nis Høyrup Christensen
  • Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS): Senior Researcher Yang Jiang
  • University of Copenhagen: Professor Bertel Heurlin, Assistant Professor Camilla T. N. Sørensen, Associate Professor Chunrong Liu and Professor Jørgen Delman.