The Greater China Legal History Seminar Series 2023-24 will commence in September 2023 marking the 9th Year of this important project.
The Greater China Legal History Seminar Series was launched in 2017. This seminar series builds upon the success of the Chinese Customary Law Seminar Series conducted from 2014 to 2016 covering topics such as Chinese Customary Land Law, Chinese Customary Family Law and Customary Trusts in Hong Kong. The Greater China Legal History Seminar Series aims to serve as a forum to discuss the historical development of a great variety of legal issues of interest in the Greater China region. Acknowledging that the historical development is the basis of modern law and its application the seminars offer the opportunity to explore the respective contextual status. While being conducted by experts in their fields, the seminars are meant to cater to the legally interested general public. The events will usually comprise presentations by one or more speakers (up to 70 minutes) followed by a Q&A session (up to 30 minutes). Each Seminar is open and free of charge to all who are interested.
Anyone interested in contributing to the seminar series, please contact the organizers Professor Lutz-Christian Wolff, Dean of the Faculty of Law & Wei Lun Professor of Law and Professor Steven Gallagher, Associate Dean (Academic and Student Affairs).
|22 September 2023|
Pirates and the Hong Kong Admiralty Court of 1847-49
|6 October 2023|
|Death Sentences in the Great Qing, 1744-1840|
Speaker: Prof. Moulin Xiong, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Sichuan, China
|3 November 2023|
|Contracts as Tools to Promote Morality and Social Order during the Tang Dynasty|
Speaker: Prof. Chunlin Leonhard, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
|12 January 2024|
|Fengshui and Court Practice in Ming and Qing (register now)|
Speaker: Prof. Ian M. Miller, St. John’s University, History Department, New York
|2 February 2024|
Chinese Customary Marriages and Concubinage in Hong Kong
|15 March 2024|
|Shanghai in the 1930s, the German Civil Code and the Tragic Story of a Brilliant Legal Mind|
Speaker: Prof. Lutz-Christian Wolff, Wei Lun Professor of Law & Dean, CUHK LAW
>> Recap of previous seminars