Past events – University of Copenhagen

Public Lecture: Insights from Asian Development Bank

01 November 2018 kl. 11:30

ThinkChina and NIAS are happy to present Tomoyuki Kimura, ADB’s Director General of the Strategy, Policy and Review Department, who will present the operational priorities, how the bank works and provide some case study examples. Read more

[External event]"Ecological civilization" politics in Hangzhou: New pathways to closing the efficiency gap in environmental politics

31 October 2018 kl. 15:00

This lecture applies a governance perspective to examine how China’s eco-civilization framework is implemented with Hangzhou as a case. Professor Jørgen Delman, China studies, University of Copenhagen, describes how the city’s government responds to central government and local popular pressure for better environmental governance by using new public management and other neo-liberal policy instruments such as performance contracts, public sector performance reviews, results management procedures, market-based and co-governance instruments, and social participation. By doing so, the local Party-state aims to test a new approach that could contribute to narrowing the so-called ‘implementation efficiency gap’ in China’s local green politics while enhancing the local state’s transparency and accountability in its environmental politics. Read more

Book Launch and Seminar: Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Sino-Danish Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

25 October 2018 kl. 14:30

Take part in the Celebration of 10th Anniversary of the Sino-Danish Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. There will be a opening and launching ceremony of three publications, as well as a seminar on the strategic collaboration between China and Denmark. For a comprehensive overview of the speakers and outline of the day, read more by following the link.

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An evening with Professor Jørgen Delman: Xiong An New Area

24 October 2018 kl. 19:00

In April 2017 president Xi Jinping announced the plans for Xiong An New Area - China's new green innovation Mecca. In the green freshwater wetlands south of Beijing a new smart city is about to rise as a shining political symbol implicating China's role as a green and innovative front runner. This massive city planning project raises a series of question like: What political motives lies behind? What are the implications of 'smart cities'? And lastly, what are the opportunities for Nordic companies in Xiong An? Read more

Long Run Trends In International Trade: The Impact Of New Technologies

05 October 2018 kl. 12:00

ThinkChina.dk and the Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) are proud to present a lecture on the long run trends In international trade and the impact of new technologies in that respect. Speakers include Eddy Bekkers, Giulia Sabbadini, Robert Koopman, and Robert Teh. Read more below.  Read more

Seminar: Middle Class on the Move: Chinese family, gender and culture

05 October 2018 kl. 09:00

The aim of this seminar is to explore the Chinese middle-class as a central subject of critical and forward looking research. In so doing, we have invited a distinguished group of scholars to reflect on the making of the Chinese middle-class in conceptual terms as well as the meanings and significances of the middle-class in contemporary China.
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[External event] China Emerges as a Global Power: Domestic and International Changes, Business Opportunities and Challenges for Denmark

19 September 2018 kl. 9:00

As 2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the establishing of the China-Denmark Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, Aarhus University and Danish Institute of International Studies will in collaboration with other Danish research institutions on China host a one-day event to take stock of the major developments in China’s domestic and international environments, and discuss their implications for Denmark. The focus will be on the broad concept of China’s rise in the specific spheres of global politics, security, business and culture and situate it within the context of social, economic and political developments in China. Read more

PhD Defence:Bad Banking with Chinese Characteristics: Financialized Political Capitalism in China

14 September 2018 kl. 14:00

Why does China have a state capitalist system and what is the role of the financial system in this system? It is this overarching question within political economy that this PhD dissertation is looking to contribute to. It does so through a case study following the 1999-2013 evolution of the four Chinese asset management companies, from policy tools for the state to reorganize the banking system in China, to state-owned shadow banks – some of the largest shadow banks in China in terms of assets. Read more

China's International Development Cooporation

03 September 2018 kl. 12:30

The world has entered a new era defined by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which require significant efforts and resources to deliver. Dr Yuan Zheng will deliver this lunch talk presentation to provide an overview of the global trends in development cooperation, as well as UNDP’s approaches to facilitate effectiveness of China’s “going-out”. Read more

ChinaTalk and Panel Debate: AIIB – Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

27 August 2018 kl. 15:30

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is the youngest multilateral development bank and began operations in 2016. AIIB was established as an initiative by the Chinese government with headquarters in Beijing and now has 87 members. AIIB’s mission is to promote social and economic development in Asia by investing in sustainable infrastructure. The motto of the Bank is Lean (effective, minimal bureaucracy and overhead), Clean (zero tolerance for corruption) and Green (environmentally friendly). Denmark is a founding member of the AIIB. Read more

ChinaTalks Lecture: Shan-Shui City – Exploring Sustainable Urban Development in China

14 June 2018 kl. 14:30

The concept of Shan-Shui City advocates building cities in accordance with local conditions and respect for local culture. Looking back in history, the relationship between humans and nature has been considered in Chinese civilization since ancient times. The geomorphology and cultural features lead to the Shan-shui city idea. Some famous ancient cities, such as Xian Yang (Qin Dynasty), Lin An (Song Dynasty) and Beijing (Yuan, Ming, Qing Dynasty), are the examples of the pattern of geomantic places. Read more

Inaugural lecture: Globalization and global changes: implications for food (meat) demand, value chain and trade

31 May 2018 kl. 14:30

Wusheng Yu became Professor with special responsibilities in the area of economics/business economics of food at Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, 1 March 2018.

Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) are pleased to invite to an inaugural lecture and reception on Thursday 31 May 2018 at 14:30.

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Inauguration of the Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies (TRCCS)

16 May 2018 kl. 13:30

The official opening of the Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies (TRCCS) will take place at the TORS Centre of Knowledge, Department of Cross-cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark on Wednesday on 16 May. Read more

ChinaTalks Lecture: The Return of Bipolarity in World Politics: China, the United States and Geostructural Realism

15 May 2018 kl. 14:15

ThinkChina.dk and the Centre for Military Studies at University of Copenhagen are happy and proud to present Øystein Tunsjø, Professor of international relations at the Centre for Asian Security Studies, who will hold a public lecture about his new book: "The Return of Bipolarity in World Politics: China, the United States and Geostructural Realism" Read more

Book Release: Women, Gender, and Research. Chinese and Nordic Perspectives

08 May 2018 kl. 16:30

Reception to celebrate the release of the book "Women, Gender, and Research. Chinese and Nordic Perspectives". Read more

Book Launch and Seminar: Gay Identity and Tongzhi Activism in Postsocialist China

07 May 2018 kl. 14:00

Please join us to launch Hongwei Bao’s new book on queer China, the first book to look at gay identity and queer activism in the People’s Republic of China from a cultural studies perpective. Read more

Heldagsseminar: I en vrimmel af tegn - om at oversætte kinesisk litteratur til dansk [in Danish]

04 May 2018 kl. 09:00

Et åbent heldags-seminar om kinesisk litteratur og litterær oversættelse fra kinesisk til dansk for akademikere, studerende, oversættere og danske forlag.
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Asia Brown Bag Talk: Nis Grünberg

25 April 2018 kl. 12:30

Please join us for this Asia Brown Bag Talk by Nis Grünberg "The political economy of SOEs: National Champions or socialist institutions?" The talk is open to all, and no registration is needed. Read more

Public lecture: Public Hermeneutics

16 April 2018 kl. 10:30

A joint event between ThinkChina.dk and the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, UCPH, exploring public hermeneutics.  Read more

Film screening of 'My Father's House' and Q&A with filmmaker Zhao Dayong

16 March 2018 kl. 15:00

ThinkChina are happy to present the Chinese filmmaker, Zhao Dayong, who will be screening the movie "My Fathers House", which offers a rare glimpse into an immigrant African community in China.  Read more

ChinaTalk lecture: China and the Re-Centering of Asia

08 March 2018 kl. 15:00

ThinkChina and the Department of Political Science at University of Copenhagen are delighted to present Professor Brantly Womack, who will hold a ChinaTalk lecture about China and the re-centering of Asia. Read more

ChinaTalks lecture: The Silk Road Trap - How China Damages Europe's Position in the Global Order

07 March 2018 kl. 15:00

ThinkChina and Centre for Military Studies at University of Copenhagen, are proud to have the opportunity to invite Jonathan Holslag,  to give a ChinaTalks lecture on the Belt and Road initiative and its consequenses for Europe's position in the global order.

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Public lecture: Asymmetric Parity and the Allison Trap

06 March 2018 kl. 15:00

Guest lecture with professor Brantly Wormack on the asymmetric rivalry of the U.S. and China, and his concept of the "Allison Trap". Read more

Public lecture: Surveilled, re-educated and assimilated on the New Silk Road. China’s continued Muslim Challenge in Xinjiang

02 March 2018 kl. 10:15

Public talk by Ildikó Bellér-Hann and Rune Steenberg. The talk will provide an insight into the current state of affairs in Xinjiang against a historical backdrop and address the extreme difficulties faced by local people in everyday life. Read more

Public lecture by Professor Jørgen Ørstrøm Møller: Energy and Geopolitics

27 February 2018 kl. 16:00

ThinkChina, the Danish Foreign Policy Society and the Centre for Military Studies at University of Copenhagen are happy and proud to present Professor Jørgen Ørstrøm Møller, who will hold a public lecture about energy- and geopolitics in China and USA. Read more

External event: Comparative perspectives on the transformation of religious space in China

31 January 2018 kl. 14:00

This lecture will look into the transformation of religious space in the context of China’s recent transformation and globalization, with a special focus on the revival of popular religion and lineage tradition and its sociopolitical implications. Comparative perspectives will be invited to understand the nature and dynamics of this multifaceted process. Read more

External event: ADI Asia brown bag talk by Lai Sze Tso

30 January 2018 kl. 12:30

Lai Sze Tso, Global Health and Medical Humanities Initiative, MIT on "Using innovative technologies to improve personal and community health--China as a case-study for sharing medical knowledge and access between interactions between patients, healthcare professionals, and community-based organizations" Read more

Special seminar "China in International Economic Law: New Horizons"

19 January 2018 kl. 11:00

The event is a highly focused seminar with top international experts, commenting on most recent developments regarding China in international economic law. It shall be of particular interest for professional, legal and business audiences. Read more