Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Announcing European China Law Studies Association 欧洲中国法研究协会 12th Annual Conference 24-25 August Hosted by the University of Leiden

It gives me great pleasure to pass along information about the upcoming 12th Annual Conference of the European China Law Studies Association. The Conference is hosted with the support of the University of Leiden and its Faculty of Law and the Leiden Institute for Area Studies.

Since its founding in 2006, the European China Law Studies Association has become a major international venue for scholars and practitioners who are engaged in the study of Chinese law, from both comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives. The annual general conference provides an excellent forum for the exchange of information and ideas, as well as a platform for the development of research collaboration. Studies from disciplines other than law or interdisciplinary papers as well as submissions from young academics are expressly encouraged.

For the 12th Annual Conference the following topics will be featured:
• Law and Development in China and Its Region. This session will address the question how law contributed to development in China, and what the regional impact of Chinese domestic processes is. Submissions can be comparative in nature, or explore whether and how Chinese approaches have been adopted elsewhere in Asia. This session is organized in cooperation with the Asian Journal of Law and Society. Papers accepted for this panel will be published in a special edition of the journal.

• Post 4th-Plenum Reforms and State-Citizen Relationships. This session will examine how reforms announced in the 4th Plenum have been implemented, and what their impact has been on questions such as access to justice and legal protection for Chinese citizens. It is the intention that these papers will be published as an edited volume, with the support of Leiden University’s research programme in Asian Modernities and Traditions.
The Conference Program follows:

ECLS 2017 Leiden

24 August

9.00-9.45: Welcome session

9-45-11.00: Keynote
Benjamin Liebman: Disclosure of court information: An Empirical Study from Henan
Discussant: Susan Finder

11.00-11.30: Coffee

11.30-13.00: Plenary Session 1: Post 4th-Plenum Reforms
Liu Wenting: Selecting the Lawyers: National Judicial Examination after the 4th Plenum of CCP
Sun Ying: Evaluating Judicial Reform After the 4th Plenum
Wang Zhiqiong: The Proposed State Supervision Commission - Towards the creation of a new state power structure

13.00-14.00: Lunch

14.00-15.30: Parallel sessions
Session A: Law and the environment
Navraj Singh Ghaleigh: Climate 'Law' in China?
Ma Yun: Vertical Management Reform and Environmental Law Enforcement

Session B: Insolvency Law
Shuai Guo: Cross-border Provisions in the Chinese Bank Insolvency Legal Framework
Wang Bingdao: The Analysis of Cross-border Insolvency Issues Between Mainland China and Hong Kong
Yin Huifen: Dealing with Individual Defaults in China

Session C: Law enforcement
Jasper Habicht: The Role of Campaigns in Law Making – ‘Regular Failure Campaigns’ in the Field of Immigration Law
Jing Lin: An Empirical Examination of the Death Penalty
He Ting: Reforming China's Juvenile Justice System

15.30-16.00: Coffee

16.00-17.30: Parallel sessions

Session D: Law and society
Karen Lee: Perceptions of legal institutions and public compliance with the law
Song Yaoxi: The Relation between Citizenship and Social Solidarity
Jing Li: Legal Innovation 2.0: An Empirical Study on Alternative Legal Service Providers in China

Session E: China and international law
Iina Tornberg: Transnational public policy in international arbitration in China?
Math Heckman: The definition of FRAND commitments: a comparison between EU and Chinese approaches

Session F: Foreign Investment and Arbitration
Tao Nanying: China’s Attitude towards Investment Arbitration and its Implications for Regional Trade Agreements
Jane Willems: Defining ‘Foreign’ in Chinese Investment Law: New Criteria for The Concepts of Investment and Investor?
Zhang Luping: Liberalization and Internationalization of Arbitration in China: In the Case of Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone

Evening: Conference drinks, hosted by Leiden Asia Centre

25 August

9.00-10.30: Parallel sessions
Session G: Law and the market economy
Fang Ma: Corporate Governance in China: The Development of Derivative Actions
Gianmatteo Sabatino: Legal features of Chinese Economic Planning
Xu Lu: Regulating E-Commerce in China

Session H: The crisis of representation and the Chinese Communist Party’s “Mass Line”
Panel members:
Dr. Larry Catá Backer Pennsylvania State University: Social Credit Systems, Social Management and Political communication: Surveillance, Control and the Mass Line
Dr. Flora Sapio Australia National University: The Mass Line as a Constitutional Check and Balance
Dr. Patricia M. Thornton University of Oxford: Representation as Repression: The Rise and Fall of Constituent Power in the Late Mao Era
Dr. Holly Snape Researcher ICCSL: Mass Organization Reform as Part of the Modernization of China’s Governance Model: A Languid Race for Relevance?
Jean Christopher Mittelstaedt University of Oxford: The Failure of Representation and the 1975 State Constitution

10.30-11.00: Coffee

11.00-12.30: Parallel sessions
Session I: Terms and concepts
Michele Mannoni: Explaining the term "feifa quanyi"
Simona Novaretti and Hanne Petersen: Solidarity and legality – European and Chinese Perspectives

Session J: Financial and securities law
Xi Chao: Into the Mind of Securities Regulators: An Empirical Assessment of Securities Enforcement Actions in China 1998-2016
You Chuanman: Regulating Financial Innovation in China
Yu Nan: Mandatory Dividend Regulations in Emerging Financial Markets: A Case of China

Session K: Labour law
Brown, Ronald: Globalism Chinese Style: New Leader: New Rules; No Labor Protections in its Trade Agreements
Qinxuan Peng: Social equality and labour conditions
Eva Pils: The struggle for labour rights as human rights in China – understanding the debates among rights defenders

12.30-13.30: Lunch

13.30-15.00: Plenary session 2: law and development in China and its region

Gesk, Georg: How to Refinance the Rural Economy: Regional Differences of Rural Mortgages and Land Sale
Zhang, Zhong: Law and Economic Development in China: A Case Study of the Stock Market Growth
Mimi Zou: Labour Law and Developmentin China: The End of Sweatshops?

15.00-15.15: Closing session, young scholar award.

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