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.
ECLS 2017 LeidenProgramme24 August9.00-9.45: Welcome session9-45-11.00: KeynoteBenjamin Liebman: Disclosure of court information: An Empirical Study from HenanDiscussant: Susan Finder11.00-11.30: Coffee11.30-13.00: Plenary Session 1: Post 4th-Plenum ReformsLiu Wenting: Selecting the Lawyers: National Judicial Examination after the 4th Plenum of CCPSun Ying: Evaluating Judicial Reform After the 4th PlenumWang Zhiqiong: The Proposed State Supervision Commission - Towards the creation of a new state power structure13.00-14.00: Lunch14.00-15.30: Parallel sessionsSession A: Law and the environmentNavraj Singh Ghaleigh: Climate 'Law' in China?Ma Yun: Vertical Management Reform and Environmental Law EnforcementSession B: Insolvency LawShuai Guo: Cross-border Provisions in the Chinese Bank Insolvency Legal FrameworkWang Bingdao: The Analysis of Cross-border Insolvency Issues Between Mainland China and Hong KongYin Huifen: Dealing with Individual Defaults in ChinaSession C: Law enforcementJasper Habicht: The Role of Campaigns in Law Making – ‘Regular Failure Campaigns’ in the Field of Immigration LawJing Lin: An Empirical Examination of the Death PenaltyHe Ting: Reforming China's Juvenile Justice System15.30-16.00: Coffee16.00-17.30: Parallel sessionsSession D: Law and societyKaren Lee: Perceptions of legal institutions and public compliance with the lawSong Yaoxi: The Relation between Citizenship and Social SolidarityJing Li: Legal Innovation 2.0: An Empirical Study on Alternative Legal Service Providers in ChinaSession E: China and international lawIina Tornberg: Transnational public policy in international arbitration in China?Math Heckman: The definition of FRAND commitments: a comparison between EU and Chinese approachesSession F: Foreign Investment and ArbitrationTao Nanying: China’s Attitude towards Investment Arbitration and its Implications for Regional Trade AgreementsJane 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 ZoneEvening: Conference drinks, hosted by Leiden Asia Centre25 August9.00-10.30: Parallel sessionsSession G: Law and the market economyFang Ma: Corporate Governance in China: The Development of Derivative ActionsGianmatteo Sabatino: Legal features of Chinese Economic PlanningXu Lu: Regulating E-Commerce in ChinaSession 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 LineDr. Flora Sapio Australia National University: The Mass Line as a Constitutional Check and BalanceDr. Patricia M. Thornton University of Oxford: Representation as Repression: The Rise and Fall of Constituent Power in the Late Mao EraDr. 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 Constitution10.30-11.00: Coffee11.00-12.30: Parallel sessionsSession I: Terms and conceptsMichele Mannoni: Explaining the term "feifa quanyi"Simona Novaretti and Hanne Petersen: Solidarity and legality – European and Chinese PerspectivesSession J: Financial and securities lawXi Chao: Into the Mind of Securities Regulators: An Empirical Assessment of Securities Enforcement Actions in China 1998-2016You Chuanman: Regulating Financial Innovation in ChinaYu Nan: Mandatory Dividend Regulations in Emerging Financial Markets: A Case of ChinaSession K: Labour lawBrown, Ronald: Globalism Chinese Style: New Leader: New Rules; No Labor Protections in its Trade AgreementsQinxuan Peng: Social equality and labour conditionsEva Pils: The struggle for labour rights as human rights in China – understanding the debates among rights defenders12.30-13.30: Lunch13.30-15.00: Plenary session 2: law and development in China and its regionGesk, Georg: How to Refinance the Rural Economy: Regional Differences of Rural Mortgages and Land SaleZhang, Zhong: Law and Economic Development in China: A Case Study of the Stock Market GrowthMimi Zou: Labour Law and Developmentin China: The End of Sweatshops?15.00-15.15: Closing session, young scholar award.