The Greater China Legal History Seminar Series 2022-23 will commence in September 2022 marking the 8th 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).

Seminar Schedule 2022-23
16 September 2022
12:30-2:00 pm
The Legal Protection of Built Heritage in Hong Kong 
Speaker: Prof. Steven Gallagher, Professional Consultant & Professor of Practice in Law, CUHK LAW
14 October 2022
12:30-2:00 pm
Stirling Fessenden: The American Boss of Shanghai 1925 to 1939 
Speaker: Mr. Douglas Clark, Solicitor Advocate
4 November 2022
12:30-2:00 pm
Civil Disputes in the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-220 A.D.) 
Speaker: Prof. Zhang Zhaoyang, Department of History, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
13 January 2023
12:30-2:00 pm
Between Brutality and Benevolence: The Historical Function of Capital Punishment in China 
Speaker: Prof. Michelle Miao, Associate Professor, CUHK LAW
10 February 2023
12:30-2:00 pm
Grounded at Kai-Tak: Chinese Aircraft Impounded in Hong Kong 1949-1952
Speaker: Mr. Malcolm Merry, Barrister
14 April 2023
12:30-2:00 pm
Treaty for a Lost City – The Historical Background and Legal Implications of the Joint Declaration
Speaker: Prof. Chin Leng Lim, Choh-Ming Li Professor of Law, CUHK LAW

>> Recap of previous seminars