The aim of the Sino-Nordic Gender Studies Network is to develop trans-national, cross-cultural and inter-disciplinary perspectives on studies of women and gender. The main focus is on China and the Nordic countries.
The primary network activity is to convene a series of Sino-Nordic Women & Gender Studies Conferences, that have been held every third year since 2002. The conferences bring together academics and students, as well as activists and practitioners, from China and the Nordic countries to engage in cross-cultural comparisons and discussions on the specific theme of each conference. The conferences aim to include both theoretical and policy relevant research.
An additional network activity is to convene PhD courses in connection with the conferences. Three PhD courses have been held in 2009, 2012 and 2015 at the Nordic Centre Fudan.
The series of Sino-Nordic Gender Studies Network was established in 2002 in collaboration between the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies and the Nordic Centre Fudan. In 2015 the Network became associated to the Fudan-European Centre for China Studies.