CUHK Law launched the “Greater China Legal History Seminar Series” in 2017-18 and 2018-19. The seminars aim to serve as a forum to discuss the historical development of a great variety of legal issues of interest in the Greater China region. The topics are in many cases the basis of the law and its application as of today and will therefore offer the opportunity to explore the respective contextual status. The seminars are conducted by experts in their respective fields, but are meant to cater to the legally interested general public. The events will usually comprise presentations by one or more speakers (up to 60 minutes) followed by a Q&A session (up to 30 minutes). Each seminar is open and free of charge to all who are interested.

In 2019-20, CUHK Law will continue to organise the Greater China Legal History Seminar Series which will commence in September 2019. The detailed schedule is given below.

Anyone interested in contributing to the seminar series, please contact the organisers Professor Lutz-Christian Wolff, Wei Lun Professor of Law and Professor Steven Gallagher, Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning).

Seminars schedule 2019-20
All seminars will be held at the CUHK Graduate Law Centre, 2/F, Bank of America Tower, Central.
Date Details

20 September 2019
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Mutilating Corporal Punishments and Theories of Punishment in Traditional Chinese Legal Thought
Speaker: Prof. Norman P. Ho, Peking University School of Transnational Law

25 October 2019
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

The Evolution of the Small House Policy in Hong Kong’s New Territories
Speaker: Mr. Malcolm Merry, Barrister

22 November 2019
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

China's Engagement with Public International Law in its Historical Context
Speaker: Prof. Ryan Mitchell, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, CUHK

10 January 2020
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Law and Slavery in the South China Sea (Register Now)
Speaker: Prof. Stuart M. McManus, Assistant Professor, Department of History, CUHK

28 February 2020
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

From Matriarch to Mediator: The Roots of Hong Kong Mediation Practice
Speaker: Ms. Sala Sihombing, Director, Conflict Change Consulting Limited

20 March 2020
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

The Origins of Hong Kong’s Basic Law
Speaker: Prof. Albert Chen Hung-yee, Cheng Chan Lan Yue Professor of Constitutional Law, The University of Hong Kong

>> Recap of previous seminars