Jan 17
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CCPL Talk: Where Does U.S.-China Scholarly Exchange Go From Here?

Where Does U.S.-China Scholarly Exchange Go From Here?


Date: 17 January 2024 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Venue: Room 723, 7/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU (in-person only)




Until the Covid-19 pandemic, robust scholarly exchange was a hallmark and sometime ballast of U.S.-China relations. Today, as pandemic restrictions subside, the resumption of exchange continues to lag, with understandable concerns about not only cost but also safety clearly paramount for many scholars in both countries. What is lost to established and junior scholars by the present state of affairs, where U.S.-China scholarly exchange remains just a pale shadow of its former self? And how can we navigate back to earlier dynamics, against the backdrop of fierce competition between the two countries as well as continued tightening of political space in China? This talk examines these timely questions and their implications for legal education and beyond.


Neysun A. Mahboubi
Director, Penn Project on the Future of U.S.-China Relations, University of Pennsylvania


Neysun Mahboubi is Director of the Penn Project on the Future of U.S.-China Relations at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously he was a Research Scholar of Penn’s Center for the Study of Contemporary China, and he continues to host the CSCC Podcast. His primary academic interests are in the areas of administrative law, comparative law, and Chinese law, and his current writing focuses on the development of modern Chinese administrative law. He frequently comments on Chinese law and policy developments and U.S.-China relations for various media outlets. He has taught at Penn Carey Law School, Princeton University’s School of Public & International Affairs, the University of Connecticut School of Law, and Yale Law School.


Sida Liu
Professor of Law and Sociology & Director of the Centre for Comparative and Public Law, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong


Prior registration is required for this in-person event. Please register at https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=92076.


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