Italy 2008

3rd Annual Conference
1st to 4th October 2008

The 2008 Annual Conference of the European China Law Studies Association was held upon the generous invitation of Prof. Dr. Gianmaria Ajani (University of Torino) and Prof. Dr. Marina Timoteo (University of Bologna). The conference venues were also divided between the institutions in Bologna and Torino. Up to 80 scholars, researchers, students and practitioners from Europe and Asia participated in the four-day programme.

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Hamburg 2007

1st Annual Conference: China Law Studies in Europe
30 August and 1 September 2007

The First Annual Conference of the European China Law Studies Association (ECLS), held at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, took place just two days after the Association came into legal existence. More than 60 legal scholars, researchers and students interested in Chinese law from all over the world had followed the invitation of Christiane Wendehorst (University of Göttingen) and Knut Benjamin Pissler (Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law) to discuss recent developments in Chinese law. The conference was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation), CCH (a Wolters Kluwer business) and the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

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Mölle 2006

moelle2006_001The initiative for ECLS was launched at a workshop under the heading of “Chinese Legal Research in Europe: A Workshop Mapping European Research on Chinese Law and Creating a European Network”, held in Lund and Mölle, 1–4 June 2006. It was organised by the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University, and co-sponsored by the Swedish School of Advanced Asia Pacific Studies.

moelle2006_002The focus was both on institutions involved in the study of Chinese law and on individual research. With Professor Marina Svensson and Dr Jonas Grimheden chairing discussions and more than 20 speakers presenting reports on China-related legal research in their home country and/or outlining their own research projects, the workshop provided the participants with an excellent overview of China legal studies in Europe and beyond.