China Law Research Workshop

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 21/03/2016 - 22/03/2016
All Day

Location
Siltavuorenpenger 5, Helsinki

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The Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture warmly welcomes you to participate in the China Law Research Workshop to be organized in Helsinki. The workshop will offer tools to approach China Law research, give fresh insights on the specificity of such comparative research and bring together Finnish researchers already working in the field or considering to expand their horizons.

 

 

CHINA LAW RESEARCH WORKSHOP

21 & 22 March 2016

Minerva-tori, Siltavuorenpenger 5A, Helsinki

 

Seminar Leaders:

 

Professor Ron Brown (University of Hawaii, USA)

Professor Alan C. Neal (University of Warwick, United Kingdom)

Dr Yan Dong (Beijing Foreign Studies University, PRC)

Dr Zhang Yihong (University of Helsinki, Finland)

 

 

 

Monday, 21 March 2015

 

09:15 – 09:30      Registration and coffee / tea

09:30 – 09:35     Welcoming words by Professor Ulla Liukkunen, Director of the Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture

09:35 – 10:30      Session 1: Introductory discussion

Focus: Setting the Framework: Demography; Key centres of commerce; Education; Institutions; Scholarship and travel opportunities; Making contacts

  •  Discovering “China”: An Overview by Professor Alan C. Neal (University of Warwick)
  • The History: Legal Development in China and Evolution of the Modern Legal-Political Regime by Professor Ronald C. Brown (University of Hawai’i Law School)

 10:30 – 11:00      Coffee / Tea Break

11:00 – 12:15      Session 2: Key Actors in Modern Chinese Law

Focus: Regulatory Bodies and Stakeholders in Major PRC Areas of Economy and Law (including Competition, Environmental Law, Labour Law, Taxation and the respective administrative and Court systems dealing with those fields

  • Judicial and Administrative Decision-making in China  by Professor Alan C. Neal (University of Warwick)
  • Vertical and Horizontal Legislative Bodies  by Dr Yan Dong (Beijing Foreign Studies University, PRC)
  • Stakeholders in the Regulation of Labor  by Professor Ronald C. Brown (University of Hawai’i Law School)

12:15 – 13:30      Lunch

13:30 – 15:00      Session 3: Underlying Principles and Values in Modern Chinese Law and Regulation

Focus: Approaches to “Rule of Law”; The significance of International Human Rights instruments; Impacts of International Trade Agreements and related instruments; The influence of the ILO and “Core” Labour Standards; and Broader International Regulatory Influences: Reception into the Domestic Laws and Practices of the PRC.

  • Rule of Law  by Professor Ronald C. Brown (University of Hawai’i Law School)
  • International Obligation and Impacts on Chinese Law   by Professor Ronald C. Brown (University of Hawai’i Law School)
  • Chinese and EU Perspectives on Understanding Int’l and Domestic Legal Obligations, with Chinese Characteristics  by Professor Alan C. Neal (University of Warwick)

 15:00 – 15:30      Tea/Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:30      Session 4: Broader Regulatory Coverage

Session led by Dr Yan Dong (Beijing Foreign Studies University, PRC) and Dr Zhang Yihong (University of Helsinki, Finland)

  • The State and Corporations: political practices in regulatory context  by Dr Zhang Yihong (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • An “A to Z” of emerging regulatory areas: From “Commercial Architecture” to “Zoos”  by Dr Yan Dong (Beijing Foreign Studies University, PRC)

16:30 – 17:00      Session 5:  Discussion

Session led by Professor Ronald C. Brown (University of Hawai’i Law School) and Professor Alan C. Neal (University of Warwick)

17:30  Workshop dinner

Restaurant: Dong Bei Hu (Vuorikatu 20, Helsinki)

 

 

Tuesday, 22 March 2015

 

09:00 – 10:30      Session 6: Exploring Current “Key” Research Areas

  • Commercial fields and relevant regulatory frameworks by Dr Zhang Yihong (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Labour organizations and the emergence of collective bargaining practice by Dr Zhang Yihong (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Environmental and Social fields and evolution of associated regulatory framework by Dr Yan Dong (Beijing Foreign Studies University, PRC)
  • Emerging areas of Chinese “Public Law” and associated procedural and remedial avenues by Dr Yan Dong (Beijing Foreign Studies University, PRC)

10:30 – 11:00      Coffee/Tea Break

11:00 – 12:00      Session 7: Developing Research Projects and Fieldwork

 Finding and Using Reliable Sources by Professor Alan C. Neal (University of Warwick)

  • Developing and “Hot” Research Areas by Professor Ronald C. Brown (University of Hawai’i Law School)

12:00 – 12:30      Session 8: Discussion

Session led by Professor Ronald C. Brown (University of Hawai’i Law School) and Professor Alan C. Neal (University of Warwick)

12:30 – 13:00      Lunch (light lunch buffet provided in the workshop venue)

13:00 – 15:00      Networking meeting                       

The aim of this session is to offer a possibility to exchange ideas and contact information for all interested in developing new Chinese law related research projects.