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Comparative Law in a Globalized World: Transmigration and Innovation

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comparative law in a globalized world: transmigration and innovation

Beijing, China
June 14-15, 2013


The Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture co-sponsored a two-day international conference on Comparative Law in the Globalized World: Transmigration and Innovation, with the Lehman Fund for Scholarly Exchange with China and Tsinghua University Law School, which was held on June 14-15 in Beijing, China. The conference was organized by Professor Xingzhong Yu, Cornell Law School. More than 80 people attended the first day and 60 attended the second day. The collection of conference papers is more than 700 pages.

Established and young scholars from Australia, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macao, the Philippines, Taiwan and the United States participated in the conference. Conference presenters participated in panel discussions that investigated topics as diverse as discourse and translation, intellectual property rights, corporate governance, constitutionalism and human rights, legal transplant and modernization of law, globalization of law and new approaches to comparative legal studies. Four CLS professors, Professor Annelise Riles, Professor Muna Ndulo, Professor Chuck Whitehead and Professor Xingzhong Yu, and two postdocs, Naruhito Cho and Zhaoxin Jiang, presented papers as well as served as discussion leaders and provided thoughtful challenges and inquiries into the presentations that analyzed various difficulties and possibilities emanate from legal transplant and innovation.

Conference presenters included:

Comparative Law: Discourse and Translation
Chair: Liu Zhaoxing (Professor, Law Institute, CASS)
Ko Hasegawa, Professor, Hokkaido University Law School
Yu Xingzhong, Professor, Cornell University Law School
Qiu Zhaoji, Associate Professor, Northwest University of Politics and Law
Muna B. Ndulo, Professor, Cornell University Law School)
Discussants:
Xu Chuanxi, Vice Dean, Beijing Academy of Social Sciences
Liu Zuoxiang, Professor, Law Institute, CASS
Wei Dunyou, Professor, Guangxi University Law School
Wu Yuzhang, Professor, Law Institute, CASS

Meridian 180:In Search of a New Platform for Comparative Legal Studies
Chair:Xu Chuanxi, Vice Chair, Bejing Academy of Social Sciences
Annelise Riles, Professor of Law &Anthropology, Cornell University Law School
Jiang Zhaoxin &Naruhito Cho- Postdoctoral associates, Cornell Law School
Lu Nan, Post-Doc, Renmin University Law School
Discussants:
Raul Pangalangan, Professor, College of Law, University of the Philippines
Xi Chao, Associate Professor Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Tong Zongjin, Associate Professor, China University of Political Science and Law

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Legal Transplant in the Age of Globalization
Chair:Liu Zuoxiang, Professor, Law Institute, CASS
Zhang Qi, Professor, Beijing University Law School
Ma Jianyin, Lecturer, Research Centre for Legal Theory, Jilin University
Li Xiaohui, Assistant Professor, Beijing Foreign Studies University of Law
Liu Xiaoping, Lecturer, Research Centre for Legal Theory, Jilin University
Discussants:
Fan Kun, Assistant Professor Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Ji Jinhua, Professor , Nanjing Normal University Law School
Wang Jiaguo, Lecturer, Hangzhou Normal University Law School
Su Yanxin, Professor, Zhengzhou University Law School

Comparative Law and Modernization of the Chinese Legal System
Chair:Gao Xiang, Professor, School of Comparative Law, China University of Political Science and Law
Zhang Sheng, Professor, Beijing Jiaotong University Law School
He Zhihui, Assistant Professor, School of Law, Macau University of Technology
Zheng Zhihua, PhD candidate, Shanghai Jiaotong University Koguan Law School
Discussants:
Kong Qingping, Assistant Professor, Shenzhen University Law School
Lu Yufeng, Lecturer, East China University of Politics and Law
Li Xin, Postdoctoral student, Jilin University Law School

Comparative Private Law:Coordination and Absorption
Chair, Sato Takahiro, Beijing University Law School and Pan Jia, PhD candidate, Beijing University
Law School
Wang Zhiqiong, University of Sidney Law School
Fan Kun, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Xu Hongju, Associate Professor, School of Law , Dalian Maritime University
Discussants:
Charles K. Whitehead, Professor, Cornell University Law School
Xiong Wencong, Lecturer, School of Law , Central University of Nationalities
Woo-Young Rhee, Associate Professor, National Seoul University of Law
He Juan, Postdoctoral student Tsinghua University Law School

Comparative Public Law:Universality and Particularity
Chair:Che Pizhao, Professor, Tsinghua University Law School
Edwin Pak-wha Leung, Professor, Seton Hall University
Cai Hongwei, Lecturer Jilin University Law School
Cao Mianzhi, Graduate Student, Beijing University Law School
Discussants:
Jia Bingbing, Professor, Tsinghua University Law School
Wang Zhihua, Professor, School of Comparative Law, China University of Political Science and Law
Fu Hualing, Professor Hong Kong University Law School

Comparative Law:Hegemony and Anti-Hegemony
Chair:Zheng Zhujun, Professor, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
Wei Leijie, Lecturer, Xiamen, University Law School
Yu Shengfeng, PhD Candidate, Tsinghua University Law School
Zhi Zhengeng, Associate Professor, Law Institute, CASS
Ling Bin, Associate Professor, Beijing University Law School

Discussants:
Feng Lixia, Professor Department of Politics &Law, the Central Party School
Pan Weijiang , Lecturer, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Yang Rong, PhD Candidate, Hunan University Law School
Zahng Yan, Associate Professor Renmin University Law School

Paradigms in Comparative Law:Reflections and Innovations
Chair:Hao Hongjun, Professor Tsinghua University Law School
Liu Yi, Associate Professor, Beijing Polytechnic University Law School
Hu Shuijun, Professor, Law Institute, CASS
Yang Jingzhe, Lecturer, Overseas University Law School
Discussants:
Zhao Shukun, Associate Professor, Southwest University of Political Science and Law
Jiang Shan, Associate Professor, Tsinghua University Law School
Jiang Zhaoxin, Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University Law School