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OnderzoekCentre for East Asian Studies Groningen

CEASG Lecture: Understanding Chinese Law by prof. Zhang Xiaoping

Wanneer:di 08-03-2016 13:00 - 15:00
Waar:Room A2 - Academy Building
Judge Dee
Judge Dee

This lecture forms part of the Course Comparative Tort law and is organized in collaboration with the Centre for East Asian Studies Groningen.


China is the second largest economy in the world. For anybody who intends to practice law, do business in China or who wants to work for a multinational corporation, having an understanding of Chinese law and legal thinking is essential. This lecture provides a lucid introduction into Chinese law by applying a Comparative Law perspective and using the famous Dutch detective stories of ‘Judge Dee’ (by Dutch Diplomat Robert Hans van Gulik) as a point of reference. It thereby looks at Chinese law through the eyes of the Occident.


ZHANG Xiaoping - Associate Professor of Law, Ph. D, Law School of the Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing.

Professor ZHANG Xiaoping is Director of Environmental Law Teaching at the Law School of the Central University of Finance and Economics. He is a member of the Council of the China Institute of Securities Law and Deputy Sectary General of the China Institute of Energy Law. His areas of scholarship and teaching include Legal Methodology, Law and Economics, Comparative Law, Environmental- and Energy Law. Professor Zhang has managed government-funded research projects on various subjects including stabilization of the financial sector, environmental law, international treaties and Chinese courts.

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