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. Continue reading “2019 ECLS Annual Conference Call for Papers”

Turin 2018: Conference Programme

Turin 2018: Call for papers
Call for papers
The 13th annual conference of the European China Law Studies Association (ECLS) will take place in Turin (Italy) on 13 – 14 September 2018, with the support of the University of Turin, its Department of Law, and its Department of Humanities. Continue reading“Turin 2018: Call for papers”
2018 ECLS Annual Conference in Turin on 12-14 September 2018
The 2018 ECLS Annual Conference will be held at the University of Turin in Italy on 12-14 September 2018.
More information will follow soon with a call for papers.

Judicial Examination, Legal Education and the Law-Politics Nexus in China

Date: December 19, 2016 | 9.00 – 15.30
Venue: Tagungsraum, Seminar Building, University of Cologne
Universitätsstraße 37, 50931 Cologne, Germany

9.00–10.00 Discard the Rule of Law! Ideology and Performativity in Chinese Legal Academia
Samuli Seppänen, Chinese University of Hong Kong

10.15–11.15 Pragmatism and the Political: The Dual Role of “Ideology” in the National Judicial Examination
Flora Sapio, Center on China in the World, Australian National University

11.15–12.15 Educating Lawyers in the Party Spirit: A Discussion of “Political Thought” Education in Chinese Law Schools
Eva Pils, King’s College London

13.15–14.15 Political Reliability and the Chinese Bar Exam
Rachel Stern, University of California, Berkeley

14.30–15.30 Politicization of the Chinese Judicial Exam and the Socialist Rule-of-Law Concept
Björn Ahl, University of Cologne

Registration and Contact
Lucas Brang (lb­rang2(at)uni-koeln.de)

Abstracts and papers are available here:

Samuli Seppänen, Ideological Conflict and the Rule of Law in Contemporary China

Rachel Stern, Political Reliability and the Chinese Bar Exam

Björn Ahl, The Politicization of the Chinese National Judicial Examination (2007–2012)