Call for Chapters: The Handbook of Constitutional Law in Greater China (Deadline: 1 October 2020)

The Handbook of Constitutional Law in Greater China aims to provide a comprehensive survey of important issues of constitutional law in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan; and critically discuss leading views on these issues. The Handbook will be edited by three scholars at the Comparative Constitutional Law Research Forum of the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Centre for Comparative and Transnational Law. It has been accepted for publication by Routledge with a target release date of late 2022.

We now seek contributors to write Chapters (approx. 6000-8000 words) on any area they believe falls within the ambit of ‘constitutional law in Greater China’. Chapters may be theoretical, historical, empirical, or doctrinal. They may offer comparative insight across two or more of the relevant jurisdictions or focus on a specific issue within a single one. Chapters may consider not just a constitutional text but also quasi- or non-constitutional processes that nonetheless relate to constitutional law in some way. Topics may relate (but are not limited) to historical development, concepts, institutions, processes, interpretation, and rights.

Submissions of interest may be sent to:  Submissions should be in Word format and no more than 500 words.

Deadline: 1 Oct, 2020. If your proposed chapter is accepted for inclusion, deadline for submission will be 1 Oct 2021.

About the editors:

Ngoc Son BUI is an Assistant Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law.  He serves as the Chair of the Comparative Constitutional Law Research Forum of the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Centre for Comparative and Transnational Law. He writes on comparative constitutional law and comparative law. His works include the monographs Constitutional Change in the Contemporary Socialist World (Oxford University Press 2020) and Confucian Constitutionalism in East Asia (Routledge 2016), and 40 articles and book chapters on constitutional and legal issues in China, Vietnam, and other Asian jurisdictions. His writings have been published or forthcoming in American Journal of Comparative Law, Global Constitutionalism, International Journal of Constitutional Law, Illinois Law Review, Cornell International Law Journal, NYU Journal of International Law and Politics, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, among others. He has been research fellow at the Centre for Asian Legal Studies in the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law, Scholar of Study of the United State Institutes at University of Massachusetts-Amherst, a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School, a visiting scholar at Tsinghua Law School.

Stuart HARGREAVES is an Associate Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law with research interests in constitutional law and information privacy law. He joined the Faculty in 2013 following the completion of his doctorate in law at the University of Toronto on the subject of geo-immersive surveillance. Prof. Hargreaves also holds a BCL from Oxford University, a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School and a BA in politics & sociology from McGill University. Prof. Hargreaves has also taught at Osgoode Hall Law School, worked as a policy advisor to the Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic, and practiced law for the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General in the constitutional law & policy branch. He writes on topics related to both privacy law and constitutional law and has an interest in the way ‘rights’ are experienced and accessed in a practical sense, especially by equity-seeking groups. He regularly appears in regional and international media to comment on relevant topics in both areas of his research.

Ryan MITCHELL is an Assistant Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law. His research focuses on international law, legal history and theory, and Chinese law. His scholarship has appeared in leading academic journals including the Harvard International Law Journal, the Harvard Human Rights Journal, the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, and the Asian Journal of Law and Society, and his commentary on legal, political, and cultural topics has also been published in numerous venues. In current research he situates the origins of modern doctrines of sovereignty in the context of late 19th – early 20th century globalization, and examines systemic implications of China’s increasingly active role in public international law. Professor Mitchell holds a B.A. from the New School, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a Ph.D. in Law from Yale University, where he was also an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Humanities Fellow. While pursuing his doctoral studies at Yale, he taught courses on the history and theory of international law and received the Archaia Qualification in the Study of Ancient and Premodern Cultures and Societies. His dissertation was passed with distinction, and he is currently revising it as the forthcoming book Recentering the World: China’s Reception and Contention of International Law (CUP). In his work, he takes a particular interest in exploring the diversity of legal thought as reflected in various cultures, intellectual traditions, and systems of political economy. His legal practice experience includes Alien Tort Statute litigation in U.S. federal courts, work on immigration and asylum issues, and reports submitted to international human rights bodies. Originally from Los Angeles, he is a member of the State Bar of California.