2018 ECLS Annual Conference in Turin, 12-14 September

2018 Annual General Conference of the European China Law Studies Association

Final Programme

12 Sept.:

18 – 19.30: Welcome reception – Open Gallery (Loggiato), First Floor, Rectorate, Via Verdi 8, Torino
13 Sept.:

9.00: Registration – Aula Magna, Cavallerizza Reale, Via Verdi 9, Torino

9.30 – 10.30: Welcome addresses – Aula Magna, Cavallerizza Reale, via Verdi 9, Torino

– Stefania Stafutti, University of Turin, Representative of the Rector – International Cooperation , China

– Francesco Costamagna, University of Turin, Vice- Director – Department of Law

– Domenico Francavilla, University of Turin, Director – Institute of Studies on Asia (ISA)

– Björn Ahl, University of Cologne, President – European China Law Studies Association (ECLS)

10.30 -11.00: coffee break – Sala Multifunzione, Cavallerizza Reale, Via Verdi 9, Torino)

11.00 – 13.00: Parallel sessions – Rectorate, Via Verdi 8 ; Cavallerizza Reale, Via Verdi 9, Torino)

Session 1: XIX Party Congress and Party State Constitutionalism (1) – Aula Magna, Cavallerizza Reale

Chair: Mia Caielli, University of Turin
– Recentralising the party-state in the New Era: Fundamental constitutional changes and the disharmonic identity of the 1982 ‘reforming’ Constitution
Zhai Han, Wuhan University
– The Social Credit System impact on the Law. Rise of pseudo-moralized rules
Chen Yongxi, The University of Hong Kong
– The New Control Law of the PR China
Georg Gesk, University of Osnabrück
– Is “Law and Development” dead in China?
Fu Hualing, The University of Hong Kong
– The Rule of Law and the Rule of Party
Zhai Xiaobo, University of Macau

Session 2: Criminal Law – Sala Graf, first floor, Rectorate

Chair: Serena Quattrocolo, University of Eastern Piedmont
– Assisting Crime Control: Internet Intermediaries’ Role and Duties in China
Pei Wei, Beihang University
– Torture and Exclusion of Evidence in China
Guo Zhiyuan, China University of Political Science and Law
– Psychological Coercion and Police Interrogation in China
Mou Yu, SOAS, University of London
– The Spirit Courts and Chinese Criminal Law
Mary Szto, Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
– Anonymity and the Law in Eighteenth Century China
Roger Greatrex, Lund University

Session 3: Civil Procedure in China: Fundamental Issues and Current Topics – Sala Principi d’Acaja, Ground Floor, Rectorate

Chair: Lutz-Christian Wolff, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
– Evidence in Chinese Civil Procedure: Striving for Objective Truth or Settling for Procedural Truth?
Simon Werthwein, Taylor Wessing PartG mbB / Goethe University Frankfurt
– Would Streamlining China’s Civil Enforcement Procedure Solve the Problem of Zhixing Nan?
Nils Pelzer, Thümmel, Schütze & Partner PartG mbB
– Preliminary Legal Protection in Civil Action
Patrick Hübner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
– Mediating Judges in China and the Netherlands: An Empirical Comparison
Li Yedan, Shandong University

13.00 – 14.00 lunch – Sala Multifunzione, Cavallerizza Reale

14.00 – 16.00: Parallel sessions – Rectorate, Via Verdi 8 ; Cavallerizza Reale, Via Verdi 9, Torino)


Session 4: Cyber law, Artificial Intelligence, and Industry 4.0 (1) – Sala Graf, First Floor, Rectorate

Chair: Ugo Pagallo, University of Turin
– Connected Cars in China: technology, privacy protection and regulatory response
Zhao Bo, Tilburg University
– Cyber Security rules and outbound data transmission
Daniele Zibetti, GWA Law, Tax & Accounting
– Food traceability in China between law and technology
Riccardo Berti, Zumerle Law Firm – Verona – Italy
Mariagrazia Semprebon, Agrilegal – Verona – Italy
– Copyright Protection of Folk Music in the Digital Era
Li Luo, Coventry University

Session 5: Judicial reforms and practice – Aula Magna, Cavallerizza Reale

Chair: Björn Ahl, University of Cologne
– A Comparison of Guiding Cases System and Official Reply of Supreme People’s Court of China
Tao Yajun,
– The hidden dialogue between Judicial Committee and Collegial Panel in China: Based on the material of the K interUniversity of Colognemediate People’s Court in S Province
Shao Liuyi, Minzu University of China
– Home (not so) sweet home: anti-domestic violence law impact on Chinese society and judicial system
D’Attoma Sara, International College Ca’ Foscari University, Università degli Studi di Verona
– Disaggregating Rule of Law: Empirical Evidence from Administrative Litigation in China
Benjamin Liebman, Columbia Law School

Session 6: Chinese global trade relationships in the Trump era (1) – Sala Principi d’Acaja, Ground Floor, Rectorate

Chair: Edoardo Ferrante, University of Turin
– The Impact of the Unidroit Principles of International Commercial Contracts (PICC) on Chinese Contract Law: Past, Present and Future
André Janssen, Radboud University of Nijmegen
– Choice of Law for Cross-border Movable Property Transactions: Are Parties Really Calling the Shots?
Xu Alison, University of Leeds
– China’s Multilateralism in Global Trade in the Trump Era and the Implication on Reshaping Trade and Transportation Rules
Chen Fa, The University of Cambridge
Zhao Lijun, Middlesex University London
– Chinese National Oil Companies: Do Domestic Peculiarities Justify Discriminatory Treatment?
Zhang Yuanyuan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dini Seijko, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

16.00 – 16.30: coffee break – Sala Multifunzione, Cavallerizza Reale

16.30 – 18.00: Parallel sessions – Rectorate, Via Verdi 8 – Cavallerizza Reale, Via Verdi 9, Torino

Session 7: Translating Law and Ideology Into Artificial Intelligence Algorithms -The Emerging Normative Structures of Chinese Constitutionalism in the New Era (Part I) – Aula Magna, Cavallerizza Reale

Chair: Patricia Thornton, University of Oxford
Discussant: Jason Buhi, Peking University
– The United Front: Origins, Processes, and Dynamics
Wang Keren, Pennsylvania State University
– Socialist Constitutional Democracy in the Age of Accountability
Larry Catà Backer, Pennsylvania State University
– United Front and Socialist Constitutional Democracy: From Normative Values to Systems Design and Algorithms
Flora Sapio, The Coalition for Peace and Ethics
– The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and China’s Foreign Policy in the context of the OBOR Initiative
Nicholas Scholz, University of Munich

Session 8: Cyber law, Artificial Intelligence, and Industry 4.0 (2) – Sala Graf, First Floor, Rectorate

Chair: Massimo Durante, University of Turin
– A door that has neither a key nor knob: A New Regime of Personal Data Protection in China
Mimi Zou, University of Oxford
– Digital Government and Individual Privacy—Shenzhen as an Example
Zhang Tianze, University College London
– A comparison of the different approaches in the USA, EU and China in relation to artificial intelligence and competition law
Matt Heckman, Zuyd University of Maastricht

Session 9: International and National (Central and Local) Law Making – – Sala Principi d’Acaja, Ground Floor, Rectorate

Chair: Alberto Oddenino, University of Turin
– Chinese Revisionism and the Challenge to Liberal Universalism in the International Legal Order
Wim Muller, Maastricht University
Matthieu Burnay, Queen Mary University of London
– Locating Xi Jinping’s “Building a Community of Shared Future for Mankind” Discourse in International Law
Du Ming, University of Surrey
– Comparative Legal Analysis of the Public-Private Partnership model within the framework of Belt & Road legal system
Gianmatteo Sabatino, University of Trento
– The Legislative Competences of Chinese Districted Cities: In Light of their Functions and Status in Central-Local Relations
Philipp Renninger, University of Lucerne, University of Freiburg

18.30 – 19.30: guided tour of the Campus Luigi Einaudi (Lungo Dora Siena 100, Torino)

19.30: reception at the campus

14 Sept:

9.00 – 11.00: Parallel sessions – Rectorate, Via Verdi 8 – Cavallerizza Reale, Via Verdi 9, Torino

Session 10: Chinese global trade relationships in the Trump era (2) – Sala Graf, First Floor, Rectorate

Chair: Alessandro Cogo, University of Turin
– The Political Economy of China’s Regulatory Responses to Cryptocurrency Innovations
You Chuanman, Tel Aviv University
– China-EU BIT and FTA: Building a Bridge on the Silk Road Not Detoured by Labor Standard Provisions
Ron Brown, University of Hawaii
– Labour Disputes Arising from Industrial Upgrading
Pilar Paz Czoske, University of Cologne
– The Legal Construction of the Work-Retirement nexus: Bridging the Gap for Post- Retirement Workers in China
Mimi Zou, University of Oxford

Session 11: Translating Law and Ideology Into Artificial Intelligence Algorithms The Emerging Normative Structures of Chinese Constitutionalism in the New Era (Part II) – Sala Principi d’Acaja, Ground Floor, Rectorate

Chair: Flora Sapio, The Coalition for Peace and Ethics
Discussant: Larry Catà Backer, Pennsylvania State University
– An Overview of China’s Landscape of Artificial Intelligence
Han Jiaping, Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China. Institute of Credit Research. Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation
– The Extraterritorial Effects of China’s AML in the Age of Big Data
Beth Farmer, Pennsylvania State University
– Privacy and Sharing: an inquiry on the regulatory framework of ‘digital-being’ in the age of automation and data-based societies
Shan Gao, The Coalition for Peace and Ethics
– Big Data, AI and the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China
Tong Zhiwei, East China University of Political Science and Law

Session 12: Reconsidering the Legal Effects of the Chinese Constitution – Aula Magna, Cavallerizza Reale

Chair: Jörg Luther, University of Eastern Piedmont
– The Application of Rule-of-Law Ideology in Chinese Judicial Practice
Björn Ahl, University of Cologne
– The Limits of Political Rights in China as seen in Cases
Daniel Sprick, University of Cologne
– Constitutional Review without Constitutionalism? Prospects and Limits of a Constitutional Review Mechanism in China
Sun Yi, University of Munich / University of Cologne
– China’s Protection of the Socio-economic Rights: Traditional Knowledge, Technology Advancement, and Constitutional Implications
Zhu Zheng, China University of Political Science and Law
– Governing the Country According to Law: The Legality Issue of the Chinese Communist Party’s Rule over the Country
Zhang Zhong, University of Sheffield

11.00 – 11.30: coffee break – Sala Multifunzione, Cavallerizza Reale

11.30 – 13.00: Parallel sessions – Rectorate, Via Verdi 8 – Cavallerizza Reale, Via Verdi 9, Torino

Session 13: National Security and Investment Screening Mechanisms ) – Sala Graf, First Floor, Rectorate

Chair: Larry Catà Backer, Pennsylvania State University
– The United States
Paul Rose, Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law
– The countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council
Joel Slawotsky, Radzyner Law School
– Chinese Investment Review Mechanism and Free Trade Zones.
Chen Ruden, China University of Political Science and Law
The European Union
Dini Sejko (pres.), The Chinese University of Hong Kong + Julian Chaisse (discussant), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Session 14: Civil Law Codification and Civil Society – Sala Principi d’Acaja, Ground Floor, Rectorate

Chair: Renzo Cavalieri, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
– Looking Back and Thinking Forward: A Good Timing to Compile the Chinese Civil Code?
Lin Siyi, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
– Towards a Civil Code for the People’s Republic of China
Porcelli Stefano, China University of Political Science and Law
– Social Innovators in an Authoritarian Setting – the Role of Foundations in the PRC
Katja Levy, Free University of Berlin
– The Legislation on Foundations in the PRC – Evolution and Recent Developments
Pissler Knut Benjamin, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg
– Social Enterprises in China: A New Approach towards Sustainable Development?
Yang Juan, University of Cologne

Session 15: Authoritarian regression and academic freedom within and beyond China – Aula Magna, Cavallerizza Reale

Chair: Eva Pils, King’s College London
Discussant: Benjamin Liebman, Columbia University
– The Political Dimension of Academic Exchanges in the EU-China Strategic Partnership: Prospects and Challenges for Public Diplomacy
Matthieu Burnay, Queen Mary University
Marta Hermez, Leuven University
– The expanding symmetry of the rule of law: the case of academic governance in China
Ewan Smith, Oxford University
– Threats to global academic freedom and the challenges of exchange with China
Eva Pils, King’s College London

13.00 – 13.45 lunch – Sala Multifunzione, Cavallerizza Reale

13.45 – 15.00: Workshop on Academic Freedom in China – Aula Magna, Cavallerizza Reale

15.00 – 16.30: parallel sessions – Rectorate, Via Verdi 8 – Cavallerizza Reale, Via Verdi 9, Torino

Session 16: Chinese Legal Culture – Aula Magna, Cavallerizza Reale

Chair: Stefania Stafutti, University of Turin

– The concept of power in the perspective of China’s soft power. A linguistic approach
Tanina Zappone, University of Turin
– Presence of ‘Power-Rights’ in the Constitution of China: A Counterexample from Taiwan
Michele Mannoni, University of Perugia
– Sources of knowledge about Chinese legal culture
Hanne Petersen, University of Copenhagen
– Comparative Chinese Law Research: Which Legal Regimes to Choose?
Lutz- Christian Wolff, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
– Kǒng Fūzǐ (孔夫子), Shāng jūn (商君) , Mao Zedong, Xi Jinping:Elements of Continuity in Chinese Political-Legal Doctrines
Ignazio Castellucci, University of Teramo
– Rule by Yundong: Campaigns and Norms in Contemporary China
Chu Shuyu, The University of Hong Kong

Session 17: Sustainable development and Environmental Law ) – Sala Principi d’Acaja, Ground Floor, Rectorate

Chair: Roberto Caranta, University of Turin
– The River and the Dam: winners and losers of a Chinese Gigantomachy
Margherita Poto, University of Turin, CLOS, UiT
Ho Weifun, Tromsø
– China and SOEs toward the promotion of a Low Carbon Economy: International Trade, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Energy and the Environmental Protection
Paolo Farah, West Virginia University
– Seeking Sustainable Governance of Hydropower Development in Tibet
Zhou Yong, Nordic Institute of China Law
– Reforms in EU Maritime Carbon Tax Regulation: Better Prospects for Policy Makers in China?
Wang Kungjie, University of Macau

Session 18: Judicial and Procedural Reforms – Sala Graf, First Floor, Rectorate

Chair: Michele Graziadei, University of Turin
– Resolving Disputes Arising from Unauthorised Corporate Security Transactions in Chinese Courts: The status quo and the Way Forward
Qu Zhen, City University of Hong Kong
– Positive practice of recognizing and enforcing foreign arbitral awards in Chinese Courts
Li Lou, Sun Yat-sen University
– When Institution Meets Authoritarism: What Does Chinese Court Really Care about?
Luo Jiajun, The University of Hong Kong

16.30 – 17.00: coffee break – Sala Multifunzione, Cavallerizza Reale

17.00 – 17.15: Conclusions – Aula Magna, Cavallerizza Reale

17.15- 18.15: ECLS General Assembly – Sala Principi d’Acaja, Ground Floor, Rectorate

Leiden 2017: Conference Programme

23 August

13.00–14.30: ECLS Young Scholars Workshop — Part I:
Paving the Way for an Academic Career – Ways of Self-Presentation and Promotion as a Young Scholar
Susan Finder (School of Transnational Law, Peking University)
Rogier Creemers (Faculty of Law, Leiden University)

15.00–16.30: ECLS Young Scholars Workshop — Part II:
Methodological Approaches to Assess the Legal Development in China’s One-Party State
Flora Sapio (Centre on China in the World, Australian National University)
Larry Catá Backer (Penn State University)
Benjamin Liebman (Columbia Law School)

17.00: ECLS General Assembly


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

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