China and the International Legal Order: Virtual Symposium

Event date
15 October 2020
Event time
22:00 - 00:45
Oxford week

In this online symposium, which is open to the public, speakers will examine how a globalising China is shaping or otherwise influencing the international legal order, one that has been allegedly designed by and for private capital from the global North, and conversely, how existing international legal institutions, Western states, and "Belt and Road" partner states are responding to an ascendent China. 

The symposium has been organised by Matthew Erie as part of the "China, Law and Development" project, in collaboration with the Harvard International Law Journal and Yale Journal of International Law, and supported by the Commercial Law Centre at Harris Manchester College.

The symposium features leading scholars from China, the US, Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK and Brazil. The program is organised into four panels:

Panel 1: China and the World, featuring Tom Ginsburg (University of Chicago Law School), Wang Guiguo (Zhejiang University Ghangua Law School), Steven Wang (Harvard Law School), with discussants Taisu Zhang (Yale Law School) and Kristin van Zwieten (University of Oxford)

Panel 2: Facilitators of Chinese Law, featuring Matthew Erie (University of Oxford) and Sida Liu (University of Toronto), Weixia Gu (University of Hong Kong), Ji Li (University of California, Irvine School of Law), discussants William P. Alford (Harvard Law School) and Linda Mulcahy (University of Oxford)

Panel 3: Trade and Investment, featuring Henry Gao (Singapore Management University), Fabio Costa Morosini (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul School of Law) and Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin (Law School of Getulio Vargas Foundation), Gregory Shaffer (University of California, Irvine School of Law), Xia Ying (University of California, Irvine School of Law), discussants Mark Wu (Harvard Law School) and Kathleen Claussen (University of Miami School of Law)

Panel 4: Young Scholars Workshop

The program and details on how to register can be found here. Participants are advised that proceedings will be recorded.