Wednesday 30.9. Master’s Course Lecture Day, Place: Wolf B201

  • 13.00   Introduction to regionalization in East and Southeast Asia (Dr. Outi Luova, University of Turku)
  • 13.45   Korean Popular Culture in China: Industrial Interests and Cultural Politics (Professor Soo Huyn Jang, Kwangwoon University)
  • 14.30   Coffee break
  • 15.00   "The Free Trade Agreements (FTA) of China, Japan and Republic of Korea under the background of East Asian regionalization" (Professor Haibin Qi, Huazhong University of Science & Tec)
  • Closing of the lecture day

Thursday 1.10. The Symposium, Place: Kurten C203

  • 11.30-  Registration at the University of Vaasa
  • 12.30   Opening of the symposium
  • 12.40   “Hallyu”(Korean Wave) and the Nationalization of Transnational Cultural Production(Professor Soo Hyun Jang, Kwangwoon University)
  • 13.20   Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the "One belt, One road" policy and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) (professor Haibin Qi, Huazhong University of Science & Tec)
  • 14.00-14.30   Coffee Break
  • 14.30-15.30   Round table: Research on Asia conducted in Finland
    • Studying State-Society Relationship in China from Multiple Perspectives (Professor Lauri Paltemaa, University of Turku)
    • Economic integration in Southeast Asia: Experiences of Finnish firms in ASEAN free-trade zone  (Dr Erja Kettunen-Matilainen, Manager of Research, Aalto University)
    • Asia focused research projects in International Business (Professor Jorma Larimo, University of Vaasa)
    • May we chat; finding your way as a foreigner on Chinese social media (Researcher Jonathan Burrow, University of Oulu)
  • 15.30-15.45 Asia Network's Master's Thesis winner announcement and the Closing  of the       Symposium


  • 17.30-  Travel to evening gathering. The travel is organized by the seminar staff.
  • 18.00-  Dinner and sauna in Berny's Cafe & Restaurant

(The dinner and sauna are for Speakers, Asian University Network staff and participating PhD Students)

Friday 2.10. The Doctoral Seminar

The doctoral seminar will be organized in the University of Vaasa 9.00-14.15 o'clock, including lunch break and closure coffees.


  • 9.00  - 9.45 Shenghua Xie (student commentator: Pontus Andersson)
  • 9.45  -10.30 Rie Fuse (Student commentator: Laura Ipatti)
  • 10.30 -11.15 Pontus Andersson (Student commentator: Shenghua Xie)
  • 11.15 -12.15 LUNCH BREAK
  • 12.15 -13.00 Laura Ipatti (Student commentator: Paula Makkonen)
  • 13.00 -13.45 Paula Makkonen (Student commentator: Rie Fuse)


  • 9.00 - 9.45  Sanna Kopra (Student commentator: Pilvi Posio)
  • 9.45  -10.30 Silja Keva (Student commentator: Sanna Kopra)
  • 10.30 -11.15 Pilvi Posio (Student commentator: Liisa Kauppila )
  • 11.15 -12.15 LUNCH BREAK
  • 12.15 -13.00 Liisa Kauppila (Student commentator: Silja Keva)
  • 13.45 -14.15 CLOSURE COFFEES
Updated 25/09/15 - Asian Study Days