Professor Ruskola Joins Finnish Centre for Chinese Law and Legal Culture
Emory Law Professor Teemu Ruskola delivered the keynote address, "Legal Orientalism: A Global Genealogy of Chinese Law," at the annual meeting of the European China Law Studies Association, held Sept. 24-25 in Helsinki.
In connection with the meeting, Ruskola joined the newly inaugurated Finnish Centre for Chinese Law and Legal Culture as an affiliated faculty member. The Centre is operated by the University of Helsinki on behalf of a consortium of Finnish universities. It will be involved in collaborative projects with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Ruskola is also a member of a group of interdisciplinary China scholars based at the University of Helsinki. The group has received a $750,000 grant from the Academy of Finland to study the enforcement of international law, especially labor rights, in China. Ruskola is responsible for a historical and theoretical examination of the status of international law in China. A series of related workshops and seminars will be held in Finland and China.