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Anja Lahtinen

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Personlig profil

Meritförteckning

 

EDUCATION

  • PhD January 2011, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Arts, World Cultures. GOVERNANCE MATTERS: China’s Western Region Development with a Focus on Qinghai Province
  • MA   March 2005, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Arts, East Asian Studies. The Impact of China’s Western Region Development Strategy on Qinghai Province
  • MBA May 2000, Henley Management College, UK. How a Small Knowledge-Based Firm Can Trade in Asia? Key Success Factors to Build Co-Operation and Manage Partnerships
  • BA    April 1993, International Management Centre (IMC). Marketing Strategies for small- and medium sized High Tech Companies Going International

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Director, Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki, 2012 –

Managing Director, Asian Business Connection Oy, Helsinki, Finland, 1991-2005

Managing Director, Asian Books & Gallery, Helsinki, Finland, 2000-2005

Nokia Corporation,  18 years in International Operations:

  • Marketing and Customer Account Manager, Nokia Data Inc. / ICL, Helsinki, Finland, 1990-1991
  • Export and Key Customer Account Manager, Nokia Data Inc., Helsinki, Finland, 1984–1990
  • Purchasing Manager, Nokia Electronics, Helsinki, Finland, 1973–1983.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Finnish - mother language
  • Swedish – fluent
  • English – fluent
  • French – fluent
  • Mandarin Chinese – intermediate level
  • Tibetan Language – basic
  • German - basic

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Anja Lahtinen. ”Hyvä hallintotapa Kiinan kehityksen haasteena”. [In:] Aunio ja Janhunen, ed. Miten minusta tuli tohtori, Itämaiden tutkijat kertovat. Suomen Itämainen Seura, 2012.
  • Anja Lahtinen, Challenges to China’s Internal Development – Qinghai Province as an example. The China Monitor, Issue 59, February 2011, Centre for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch University.
  • Anja Lahtinen, GOVERNANCE MATTERS China´s Developing Western Region with a Focus on Qinghai Province, Publications of the Institute for Asian and African Studies 11,University of Helsinki, 2010.
  • Anja Lahtinen.” Maximising Opportunities for the Tibetans of Qinghai Province, China” [In:] Huhua Cao, ed. Ethnic Minorities and Regional Development in Asia: Reality and Challenges, ICAS Publications Series, Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, 2009.
  • Anja Lahtinen. “China’s Western Region Development Strategy and Its Impact on Qinghai Province[ In:] Governance & Corporate Social Responsibility. Proceedings. The 1St Liangzhu Forum, November 2008, Hangzhou, China.
  • Anja Lahtinen. “Maximising Opportunities for the Tibetans of Qinghai Province:” [In:] Huhua Cao and Peter Foggin, ed. Inclusion and Harmony: Improving Mutual Understanding of Development in Minority Regions, (in Chinese and English) Ethnic Publishing House(民族出版社)., Beijing, 2008.
  • Anja Lahtinen. China´s Developing West: Qinghai Province – Competing with Other Provinces for the book “Ethnicity and Modernity in Amdo Qinghai”. Studia Orientalia, Helsinki 2008.
  • Anja Lahtinen. [Review of:] Hans Hendrischke & Feng Chongyi. The Political Economy of China’s Provinces: Comparative and Compe­titive Advantage. London: Routledge, 1999. Studia Orientalia, vol. 101, pp. 576-578. Helsinki 2007.
  • Anja Lahtinen. [Abbreviated version.] ‘China’s Western Region Development Strategy and Its Impact on Qinghai Province.’ Ministry of Trade and Industry, MTI Financed Studies, vol. 7/2005, pp.1-67, Helsinki.
  • Anja Lahtinen. ‘China’s Western Region Development Strategy and Its Impact on Qinghai Province.’ [In:] Raisa Asikainen, ed. Perspec­tives on China. Papers from the Nordic Association for China Studies (Conference at the University of Helsinki, June 7-9, 2005. Renvall Institute Publications, vol. 21, pp. 83-99. Helsinki, 2005.
  • Anja Lahtinen. China´s Western Region Development and its Impact on Qinghai Province. MA thesis, East Asian Studies, University of Helsinki, 2005.
  • Anja Lahtinen. How a Small Knowledge-Based Firm Can Trade in Asia? Key Success Factors to Build up Cooperation and Manage Partnerships. Dissertation, Master of Business Administration (a full-MBA), Henley Management College, UK, 2000.
  • Anja Lahtinen. Marketing Strategies for small- and mediumsized High Tech Companies Going International, Qualitative research among Finnish small- and mediumsized enterprises. Dissertation, Partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Professional Studies, International Management Centre, UK, 1993.

 

Becoming

Anja Lahtinen. 2013. “Challenges of Qinghai Province.“ Studia Orientalia, 2013.

  • Anja Lahtinen. 2013.  “Transforming China: Working Women” [In:] More than a half sky? New roles of women in Chinese society. Helsinki: Gaudeamus.
  • Anja Lahtinen. 2013. China in Africa. Monograph.

 

CONFERENCES

 

  • Paper: Challenges of Transforming China, Transforming China: Economic Development and Social Management –Conference, University of Helsinki, 9.10.2012.
  • Chair: Economic and Social Challenges, Economic and Social Challenges, Transforming China: Economic Development and Social Management –Conference, University of Helsinki, 9.10.2012.
  • Paper: How Governance Impact on Provincial Development, International Convention of Asia Scholars/ ICAS6 Conference, August 6-9, 2009, Daejeon, South Korea
  • Paper: China´s Developing West: In Search for sustainable Development in Qinghai Province – Governance Matters, The Fifth Graduate Seminar on China, January 7-10, 2009, Chinese University, Hong Kong.
  • Paper: Opening Up China´s West: Qinghai Province Outlook, Amdo Qinghai International Workshop, November 29, 2008, organised by the working group on “Ethnic Interaction and Adaptation in Amdo Qinghai” at the Institute for Asian and African Studies, University of Helsinki.
  • Paper: China´s Western Region Development: Governance Matters in Qinghai Province, 1st Liangzhu (Hangzhou) Forum 2008, Governance & Corporate Social Responsibility, 30.10.–2.11.2008, Hangzhou, China. Hangzhou Municipal Committee of CCP, People´s Government of Hangzhou Municipal, Zhejiang University and American Society for Public Administration.
  • Paper: Impact of Regional Policies in China´s West, A Workshop May 29-30, 2008 by Asia-Pacific Studies Program, East Asian Studies Program and Confucius Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland.
  • Paper: Dèfis de la Modernisation: Ètude de cas au Qinghai, Chine, Colloque international interdisciplinaire à l´AFCAS, 15-19 mai 2006 à Montréal, à l´Université McGill à Montréal, Canada..
  • Paper: China’s Western Region Development Strategy and Its Impact on Qinghai Province, the Nordic Association for China Studies Conference, June 7-9, 2005, University of Helsinki. Finland.
  • Paper: Developing China’s West: Governance Matters, 4th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS4) 20-24 August 2005, Shanghai, China.

 

RESEARCH INTEREST

Contemporary China

  • Politics, Governance, Economic and Social Development
  • China’s Western Region Development.
  • Foreign relations, China-Africa Relations.

                     

TEACHING

  • Introduction to Chinese culture and language- course, Confucius Institute, University of Helsinki, 2012.
  • China in Africa. Faculty of Arts, Department of World Cultures, University of Helsinki, 2011.
  • Cultural Diversity in Asian Context. Faculty of Arts, Department of World Cultures, University of Helsinki, 2010.
  • China’s Developing Western Region. Faculty of Arts, Open University, University of Helsinki, 2010.
  • China´s Economic Development. Faculty of Arts, Open University, University of Helsinki, 2008.
  • China’s Developing West: Challenges and Effects of Modernization, Renvall Institute, University of Helsinki, 2007.
  • Asia Culture Day, STM Electronics Corporation, Lohja, 12.3.2004.
  • Lectures: Managing Change in Asia, 31.5.1999, Asia Pacific ´99 Export Marketing course, Institute for Extension Studies, University of Tampere.
  • Lectures on Asia: Asia Pacific ´98 Export Marketing Course, Institute for Extension Studies, University of Tampere, 3 - 4.3, 17.-18.3, 1.4., 7.4., and 22.4.1998.
  • Lecturing and tutoring on export and business management. Institute of Marketing, Helsinki, 1995-2002.
  • Lecturing on foreign trade and export management. Fintra, Helsinki, 1998-1999. 

 

LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS & VISITS     

  • Speech in Panel II: Formulation of Development Plans for Confucius Institutes around the World, 17.12.2012, the 7th Global Confucius Institute Conference, Beijing ,15-18. 12. 2012.
  • Council Meeting, Nordic Centre, Fudan University, Shanghai, 22.-23.11. 2012, including

visits to Aalto Design Factory at Tongji University, and Consulate of Finland in Shanghai.

  • Research Exchange Visit: University of Stellenbosch, 14.-24.10.2012, including

visit to the University of Cape Town.

  • Guest Lecture: CCS China Forum - Challenges of Transforming China. University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, 23.8.2012.
  • Guest Lecture: Roundtable – Challenges of Transforming China. African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town, 18.10.2012.
  • Lecture: The Challenges of Transforming China. Transforming China: Economic Development and Social Management –Conference. University of Helsinki, 9.10.2012.
  • Chair: The Challenges of Transforming China. Transforming China: Economic Development and Social Management –Conference. University of Helsinki, 9.10.2012.
  • Presentation: Conference of Confucius Institutes of Renmin University, Boston, USA, 29.-31.8.2012.
  • Visit: Conference of European Confucius Institutes, Edinburgh, Scotland, 5. – 8.6.2012.
  • Council Meeting, Nordic Centre, Fudan University, Shanghai, 24-25.5.2012.
  • Presentation: Conference of Nordic Confucius Institute, University of Bergen, Norway, 25-26.4.2012.
  • Presentation: My Research on China. China seminar, University of Helsinki, 11.4.2012.
  • Visit: Hanban HQ, Beijing, China, 22.2.2012.
  • Visit: Renmin University, 22.2.2012.
  • Visit: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), 21.2.2012 and 23.2.2012.
  • Research Exchange Visit: University of Dar Es Salaam, August 2011.
  • Guest Lecture:  in the course  GPEC5203 Development of Western China and the New Silk Road in the Program of the Master of Social Science in Global Political Economy. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 26.10.2011.
  • Guest Lecture: Provincial Development and Quality of Governance: Qinghai Province in Transition. The Renmin University, School of Public Administration, Beijing, China, 24.3.2011.
  • Guest Lecture: Provincial Development and Quality of Governance: Qinghai Province in Transition. The Peking University, School of International Studies, Beijing, China, 23.3.2011.
  • Guest Lecture: Provincial Development and Quality of Governance: Qinghai Province in Transition –Seminar.Chinese Academy of Social Sciences/ Institute of Ethnology and AnthropologyCASS/IEA, Beijing, China, 22.3.2011.
  • Guest Lecture: In Search for Good Governance: Qinghai Province in Transition. School of International Studies, Peking University, Beijing, China, 21.3.2011.
  • Research Exchange Visit: Centre for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, February 2011.
  • Guest Lecture: Governance Matters: China’s Developing Western Region with a Focus on Qinghai province. Centre for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 8.2.2011.
  • Guest Lecture: China’s Developing West: Challenges of Qinghai Province. The Northwest Minorities University, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China, 31.10.2006.
  • Guest Lecture: China´s Western Development, Helsinki International Rotary Club, 14.06.2004.
  • Guest Lecture: Development of China’s Less Developed Areas. Seminar organized by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Helsinki, 1.4.2004.

 

MEDIA

China’s Changing Leadership. Yle1, Finland. 8.11.2012.

The Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki. TV4 News, Finland, 21.3.2012.

Konfutse-instituutti testaa ja kilpailuttaa kiinankielen osaajia, Radio 86, 20.4.2012

Kiina Afrikassa (China in Africa), Radio 86, 3.10.2011.

 

PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS

 

  • “Asia Meets in Japan” -program, EU-Japan Centre. Tokyo and Shanghai 20.5. – 3.6. 2000.
  • “Asia – EcoBest” - seminar, Innopoli, Helsinki 25.3.1998. In charge of organizing the seminar in collaboration with RIET Regional Institute of Environmental Technology (Singapore) and European Commission, DG IB.
  • EU programs in South-East Asia. Paper for Ministry of Trade and Industry, 29.12.1997.
  • EU-China Business Executives Training and Exchange - project 09/ 1996- 11/1997/11. Preparation of application, including visit to EU, DGI 18.4.1997.
  • EU-China Project. Environmental Business Management. Preparation of application submitted to DGI 5.7.1997, including preparatory visits to EU-Commission, Brussels, 18.4.1997, and China, 18.5 - 30.5.1997: China Association of Environmental Protection Industry, Beijing, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing, China Europe International School (CEIBS), Shanghai, World Trade Centre, Beijing, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC), and the Administrative Centre for China’s Agenda 21, Beijing.
  • Participation in “Doing Business with China” -program, Häme Polytechnic Finland and University of Business and Economics (UIBE), China, 1996.
  • Participation in “Le Francais comme langue de travail de l´Union Européenne » –program, including visit to EU in Brussels, Adulta, Finland and EU, 1995.

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Asia Society Finland Association

  • Chair 2009 - 
  • Vice-Chair 2003 -2009
  • Chair 2001-2003

Nordic Center, Fudan University, Shanghai

  • Council member 2012-

Prime Minister Katainen’s China Group

  • Member of the working group (Chinese Students & Business) 10/2012 -

 

Vetenskapsgrenar

  • 512 Företagsekonomi
  • 517 Statsvetenskap
  • 616 Övriga humanistiska vetenskaper

Publikationer

Maataloutta ja mallityöläisiä: Kiinan työssäkäyvät naiset

Airaksinen, T., Sinkkonen, M. & Lahtinen, A., 7 mar 2016, Enemmän kuin puoli taivasta: Kiinalainen nainen historiassa, yhteiskunnassa ja kulttuurissa. Airaksinen, T., Sinkkonen, E. & Valjakka, M. (red.). Helsinki: Art House, s. 228-260 33 s.

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

China’s Soft Power: Challenges of Confucianism and Confucius Institutes

Lahtinen, A., 2015, I : The Journal of Comparative Asian Development. 14, 2, s. 200-226 27 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Challenges of Qinghai Province

Lahtinen, A., 2013, EX ORIENTE LUMINA. HISTORIAE VARIAE MULTIETHNICAE.: FESTSKRIFT TILLÄGNAD JUHA JANHUNEN PÅ HANS 61. FÖDELSEDAG 12.2.2013. Hyytiäinen, T., Jalava, L. & Saarikivi, J. (red.). Suomen itämainen seura, (Studia Orientalia).

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

Transforming China: Working Women

Lahtinen, A., 2013, (!!Accepted/In press) More than a half sky? New roles of women in Chinese society. Gaudeamus Helsinki University Press

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

Aktiviteter

  • 14 Akademisk besök på annan institution
  • 6 Arrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium
  • 3 Medlemskap eller annan role i inhemsk/internationell kommitté, råd, styrelse
  • 1 Medlemskap eller annan roll i organ inom privat företag/organisation

China seminar

Anja Lahtinen (Närvarande)
11 apr 2012

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

Prime Minister Katainen’s China Group (Extern organisation)

Anja Lahtinen (Medlem)
2012 → …

Aktivitet: MedlemskapstyperMedlemskap eller annan role i inhemsk/internationell kommitté, råd, styrelse

Council of Nordic Center, Fudan University, Shanghai (Extern organisation)

Anja Lahtinen (Medlem)
2012 → …

Aktivitet: MedlemskapstyperMedlemskap eller annan role i inhemsk/internationell kommitté, råd, styrelse

Consulate of Finland in Shanghai

Anja Lahtinen (Annan roll)
22 dec 201223 dec 2012

Aktivitet: Typer för besök till extern institutionNon-academic visit to other institution

Fudan University

Anja Lahtinen (Besökande föreläsare)
22 dec 201223 dec 2012

Aktivitet: Typer för besök till extern institutionAkademisk besök på annan institution

Tidningsurklipp

China’s Changing Leadership

Anja Lahtinen

08/11/2012

1 Mediabidrag

Press/media: !!Press / Media

The Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki

Anja Lahtinen

21/03/2012

1 Mediabidrag

Press/media: !!Press / Media