2019 ECLS Annual Conference Call for Papers

The 14th Annual Conference of the European China Law Studies Association(ECLS/www.ecls.eu) will be held in Durham in the United Kingdom from 26 to 28 July 2019. The conference will be hosted and organised by Durham Law School (Durham University) and its newly established Centre for Chinese Law and Policy (CCLP, http://www.dur.ac.uk/law/research/centres/cclp).

The ECLS was founded in 2006 and its members are dedicated to the ECLS’s goal of advancing comparative and interdisciplinary research on Chinese law. The ECLS annual conference is a leading international academic forum for the exchange of information and ideas on Chinese law, as well as a platform for the initiation of research collaboration. Each year, the conference will gather a large number of scholars, professionals and policy makers from around the world to discuss Chinese law and policies. It has turned into a major international event for scholars and practitioners who are engaged in the study of Chinese law, from both comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives.

2019 ECLS Annual Conference

The 2019 ECLS Annual Conference will highlight legal issues relating to:

– China’s new structure of Party and state

– Sino-US trade war and its legal implications for Europe

– National supervision law and the new supervisory mechanism

– New developments in China’s judicial reforms

– Information technology, big data and artificial intelligence

– Chinese law and society

– China in the international legal order

Certainly, submissions are not confined to the topics above. The conference welcomes submissions that address a wide range of interdisciplinary issues concerning China’s recent legal development.

We are very happy to announce the following confirmed keynote speakers for this annual conference:

– Prof. Donald C. Clarke (George Washington University Law School)

– Prof. Fu Hualing (Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong)

Guidelines for submission

Authors are invited to submit paper abstracts and panel proposals in English by 30 April 2019. Abstracts and proposals should be limited to 300 words for a paper and 1,000 words for a panel. They should include: 1) the title of the paper or panel; 2) name, institution and email address of the author(s); 3) up to five keywords. The CCLP will cooperate with the ECLS in peer-reviewing the submissions. Decisions of either acceptance or rejection will be communicated by 30 May 2019. Full papers should not exceed 6,000 words, and be produced by 15 July 2019.

Submissions should be entered via the submission page “The 2019 ECLS Annual Conference” (https://www.dur.ac.uk/event.durham/eventmanagement/abstracts/ecls/). For enquiries concerning academic contents or visa issues, please contact Dr. Ge Chen at: ge.chen@durham.ac.uk. Other enquiries such as those concerning logistics are to be addressed to Mr. Paul Zand at: law.engagementofficer@durham.ac.uk.

Conference participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs. However, Durham University would be able to offer affordable college accommodation (B&B) at this stage (availability is limited). There will also be an optional three-course conference dinner served with wine on the night of July 27th (Saturday). Please indicate at your earliest convenience on the conference registration site whether you’d need college accommodation or conference dinner or both.