Dec 08
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
The Rise of China and International Law

International Speaker Series on China’s Law & Economic Governance

The Rise of China and International Law

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
13:00 – 14:15 | Live on Zoom
Language: English
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By introducing his book of The Rise of China and International Law, Professor Cai Congyan, in this event, discusses how a more powerful China has designed and implemented international legal strategy in terms of norm adaptation and, more recently, norm entrepreneurship, and what influences it might bring about on the international legal order. He also discusses, in light of several provoking events happening recently, how other great powers engage a more powerful China.

Cai Congyan is professor of international law at Fudan University School of Law based in Shanghai, China. Before joining Fudan Law School in 2020, he taught at Xiamen University School of Law for 15 years. Professor Cai’s academic interests include international legal theory, foreign relations law, international investment law, and Chinese international legal policies and practice. His book The Rise of China and International Law was published by the OUP in 2019. He also co-authors The Contribution of the UN Security Council to the Law of Peace and War (CUP, forthcoming) and co-edited The BRICS in the New International Legal Order on Investment: Reformers or Disruptors (Brill, 2020). He has published many journal articles with the American Journal of International Law, European Journal of International Law, Journal of International Economic Law, Chinese Journal of International Law, Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, and others, as well as chapters in many English-language books. Professor Cai was a Fulbright scholar and global research fellow at the New York University School of Law (2011-2012), a visiting professor at Columbia Law School (2014), and a senior fellow with the Kolleg-Forschungsgruppe Research Group “The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?” based at Humboldt University School of Law (2016). He has been a visiting professor at Kobe University School of Law (2016, 2017, 2018).

Weixia Gu – Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong

Angela Zhang, Associate Professor & Director of Centre for Chinese Law, University of Hong Kong
Jiangyu Wang, Professor & Director, Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law, City University of Hong Kong

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