Call for Papers: Annual Conference 2022

The 16th Annual Conference of the European China Law Studies Association will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark on 21 to 23 September 2022.

The conference will be hosted and organized by the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts), Study Hub for International Economic Law and Development (SHIELD) and Centre for Private Governance (CEPRI), Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen.

The ECLS is a major international venue to gather scholars, practitioners and policy makers to debate on the development of law in China from both comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives. The annual conference of the ECLS 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.

Good news for scholars outside of Europe: This year’s conference is held in a hybrid format.

Topics

The Annual Conference Organizing Committee is now inviting submissions for inclusion in the Conference 2022 programme. The 2022 ECLS Annual Conference will highlight legal issues relating to the topics as below. Please note that submissions are not necessarily limited to the listed topics.

  • Legal Issues of EU-China Relations
  • China in the International Legal Order
  • China’s New Structure of Party and State
  • Extraterritorial Jurisdiction of Chinese Law
  • China’s Legal Culture, Legal Traditions and Comparative Law
  • International Courts and Tribunals and the Rule of Law in China
  • China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Global Economic Governance
  • China and the Inbound and Outbound Foreign Investments: Forms of Regulation, Special Economic Zones, Investment Screening
  • Global Circular Supply Chains and Regulations in China
  • Cyber Security, Data Privacy and Personal Information Protection
  • Artificial Intelligence and Ethics, Big Data and Intellectual Property Law
  • China’s Civil Code, Corporate and Securities law
  • China’s Climate Change and Biodiversity Conservation Law in Global Context
  • Chinese and Comparative Labor Law
  • New developments in China’s Judicial Reforms and Autonomy of the Legal Profession

    Call for Papers

    European China Law Studies Association Annual Conference 2022 (pdf)

    Important Dates

    • June 20, 2022 – Submission of Abstracts/panel proposals
    • June 25, 2022 –Notification on acceptance
    • September 8, 2022 – Submission of full papers 

    Submission of Papers

    Submissions should be entered via the submission page. Conference participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs. Relevant practical information will be provided in due course.
    The conference invites submissions of paper abstracts and panel proposals by 20 June 2022, noting that all submissions will be peer-reviewed by the organizing committee. Notification of acceptance will be given by 25
    June 2022. Full papers should not exceed 8,000 words, and be submitted by 8 September 2022.

    • Paper Abstract / Panel Session

    Abstracts should be limited to 300 words for a paper and panel proposals should be limited to 1,000 words for a panel session.
    The submissions 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.

    • Young Scholars Roundtable

    The conference welcomes abstracts and proposals from young researchers (PhD candidates, MA students, etc.).
    Young scholars’ sessions will be organized as roundtables to be moderated by senior researchers.

    Contact

    For enquiries regarding submissions, please contact Dr. Wen Xiang (wen.xiang@jur.ku.dk).

    Other enquiries concerning visa issues or logistics are to be addressed to Ms. Maryna Pagels (maryna.pagels@jur.ku.dk).

    Call for Workshop Proposals 2022/2023

    The European China Law Studies Association supports workshops on Chinese law in 2022/23.

    Applicants must be members of ECLS and workshops should be conducted at universities or research institutions in Europe. At least half of the active participants of the workshop should be members of ECLS. The application must contain the name of the organizer/applicant with full contact information, the name of the academic institution, where the workshop will be conducted as well as a title and abstract of the workshop. 

    The amount available is up to 1,200 Euros per workshop. Only costs directly linked to the workshop are eligible for reimbursement such as costs of travel and accommodation of active participants, costs for venue and catering. Applicants should also submit proof of available co-funding.

    Please submit your application by 15 May 2022 at: bjoern.ahl@uni-koeln.de.

    Call for Workshop Proposals 2019

    The European China Law Studies Association supports workshops on Chinese law in 2019.  

    Applicants must be members of ECLS and workshops should be conducted at universities or research institutions in Europe. At least half of the active participants of the workshop should be members of ECLS. The application must contain the name of the organizer/applicant with full contact information, the name of the academic institution, where the workshop will be conducted as well as a title and abstract of the workshop. 

    The amount available is up to 1,200 Euros per workshop. Only costs directly linked to the workshop are eligible for reimbursement such as costs of travel and accommodation of active participants, costs for venue and catering. Applicants should also submit proof of available co-funding. Please submit your application by 15 March 2019 at: bjoern.ahl@uni-koeln.de.

    2021 ECLS Annual Conference Call for Papers

    15th Annual Conference of the European China Law Studies Association from September 24 – 26. Find the final programme here and register here.

    1. Introduction

    The Polish Research Centre for Law and Economy of China and the University of Warsaw School of Law and Economy of China are happy to join the fine tradition and exciting opportunity to host the Annual Conference of the European China Law Studies Association (ECLS). The conference will take place in Warsaw (Poland).

    2. Main tracks

    We are confident that the Conference will attract a diverse array of scholars and exciting scholarship on a wide range of issues. We expect to structure panels and presentations on a wide variety of topics related to the Chinese legal system. There is no strict category of tracks or themes to which papers must be aligned. Nonetheless, we encourage and particularly invite contributions that address the following themes:

    • Blockchain, big data & artificial intelligence in China
    • Sino-US trade war and its legal implications for Europe
    • Legal aspects of the Belt and Road Initiative
    • Codification of Laws in China
    • Rule of Law and Chinese Constitutionalism
    • Chinese and Comparative Labour Law
    • Legal Issues of Poland-China Relations
    • Chinese law and society
    • China’s new structure of Party and state
    • National supervision law and the new supervisory mechanism
    • New developments in China’s judicial reforms
    • China in the international legal order

    As with previous ECLS conferences, the event is open to any other contributions with regard to Chinese law (as always, broadly conceived), in particular, those addressing China’s recent legal development.

    3. Format

    ECLS aims to ensure diversity in formats of presentation and discussion. We very much encourage the submission of papers for presentation in panels, as well as proposals for full panels or book presentations. Nevertheless, we also encourage proposals for innovative modes of participation that depart from traditional models of interaction.

    We invite submissions as follows, noting that all proposals will be subject to peer-review by the organizing committees:

    Paper abstract: scholars interested in presenting papers are invited to submit an abstract of up to 300 words. Please include: 1) the title of the paper; 2) name, institution and email address of the author(s); 3) up to five keywords.

    Panel session: scholars are also welcome to submit proposals for full panel sessions, which include 4 papers; or 3 papers and a discussant. Proposals (up to 1000 words) should be submitted by the convener of the panel (who can also serve as the chair), and include abstracts of all proposed papers as well as a short integrative statement explaining the theme of the panel (all in one document). Please include also: 1) the title of the panel; 2) name, institution and email address of the author(s); 3) up to five keywords of a panel session.

    Book presentation: scholars who recently published a book around an important Chinese law issue, are invited to propose a panel with 4 speakers (author & discussants). Proposals for a book presentation require a short explanation of the book’s importance and brief biographies of the participants.

    Young scholars format: this year we are looking forward to receiving proposals from young researchers (young postdocs; i.e. 5 years from the PhD award, PhD candidates, MA students). Young scholars’ participation will promote scientific discussion and cooperation with senior colleagues working in the field of Chinese law.

    Alternative formats: we also invite people to signal their interest in other forms of presentation and participation; roundtables or ‘fishbowls’ in which people make short interventions addressing themes or issues from the standpoint of their research, ‘TED’–style short talks on specific topics of interest; moderated or ‘hot seat’ encounters with a guest; films – plus discussion; art exhibits and music. The conference organizers will ensure that papers of presenters in alternative formats are available on the conference website.

    The Polish Research Centre for Law and Economy of China will collaborate with the ECLS in peer-reviewing the submissions.

    4. Key dates

    30 May 2021 – Last day to submit abstracts/panel proposals

    10 June 2021 – Decisions on acceptance of papers/panel proposals

    6 September 2021 – Last day to submit full papers

    Find the final programme here

    6. Venue

    The Conference will take place in Collegium Iuridicum II building (Faculty of Law and Administration University of Warsaw) at Lipowa 4 street in Warsaw. Collegium Iuridicum II building is situated in the Powiśle area, located between the Wisła (Vistula) river and the main Campus of the University. The Powiśle area is a pleasant 5-10 minute walk from the Campus and the Royal Route (Krakowskie Przedmieście street).

    7. Accommodation & lack of fee

    The city features accommodation for all budgets and all occasions – from exclusive apartments frequented by royalty to youth hostels. Conference participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs. Information about recommended hotels and other lodging options can be found here.

    ECLS members’ participation is free of charge.

    The pandemic situation in Poland is relatively good. The University of Warsaw has decided to waive most of the COVID-19 restrictions regarding teaching and academic activities in university buildings (we will be back in classrooms starting from October 2021). You are therefore warmly welcomed to take part in the event personally! As for travelling to Poland see https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/travel.

    Of course, knowing many of you are based in countries that continue to restrict travelling, we stick to the hybrid format of the event, combining a “live” in-person meeting with a “virtual” online component (ZOOM platform). 

    We assume that, at this stage, most of you can predict if travelling to Warsaw is at all possible. 

    For us, it is super important to know the numbers of in-person participants in advanceTherefore, we would be grateful if you can fill in this short registration form and help us with preparations https://forms.gle/pKvX8ndXHA5k9yGu7

    8. Contact

    All questions and suggestions can be addressed to eclswarsaw@wpia.uw.edu.pl. We also invite you to visit our website: chinalaw.wpia.uw.edu.pl

    See you in Warsaw!

    2019 Durham Summer School for Chinese Law and Policy

    The 2019 Durham Summer School for Chinese Law and Policy in cooperation with the -ECLS will be a two-week residential program in Durham, the United Kingdom. It is designed for students and professionals interested in studying Chinese law, and aims to cater to the educational and professional needs of students and lawyers with an interest in Chinese law and transnational legal practice. The Summer School provides an unparalleled opportunity for studying Chinese law with the world’s leading Chinese law scholars.
    The Summer School will be convened by the Centre for Chinese Law and Policy (CCLP) of Durham University, hosted by Durham Law School and supported by the ECLS. Courses are taught in English by world-leading faculties, distinguished scholars, and lawyers on the historic City Campus of Durham in beautiful surroundings filled with an excellent choice of events and entertainment.

    In the first year of this pioneering event, core courses will encompass constitutional law, company law, contract, and international law, as well as other relevant law and policy topics such as intellectual property, employment law, and cross-border disputes. The Summer School aims to enrol students from the UK and other parts of the world.

    The Summer School provides an ideal venue for a congenial group of participants and faculties to share and exchange their diversified legal backgrounds and cultures. The academic program dwells on the rich community of Durham Law School and Durham University. In particular, this year’s event will be enhanced and complemented by the 2019 annual conference of the ECLS to be held in Durham. A number of the world’s leading Chinese law scholars will come to Durham to disseminate their cutting-edge research so that students can enjoy a scholarly and cultural feast of Chinese law.

    Our summer school programme is now live: https://www.dur.ac.uk/law/research/centres/cclp/summerschool2019/

    Here is the link to the registration for summer school: https://www.dur.ac.uk/law/research/centres/cclp/ssregistration/

    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

    Continue reading “Leiden 2017: Conference Programme”

    Rome 2016

    The 11th Annual General Conference of the European China Law Studies Association (欧洲中国法研究协会 – www.ecls.eu) will be held at the Faculty of Law of the Roma TRE University in Rome from 22 to 24 September 2016.

    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.

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