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
22 May 2020
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Online Seminar: The Development of Hong Kong’s Aviation Law after WWII [Watch Video]
Speaker: Prof. Jae Woon Lee, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, CUHK
17 April 2020
12:30-2:00 pm
Online Seminar: The Origins of Hong Kong’s Basic Law [Watch Video]
Speaker: Prof. Albert Chen Hung-yee, Cheng Chan Lan Yue Professor of Constitutional Law, The University of Hong Kong
3 April 2020
12:30-2:00 pm
Online Seminar: Collectors and Collections of Chinese Art and Antiquities: Problems with Gifts, Trusts and Legacies 
Speaker: Prof. Steven Gallagher, Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning), Faculty of Law, CUHK
20 March 2020
12:30-2:00 pm
Online Seminar: A Short Legal History of China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Speaker: Prof. Lutz-Christian Wolff, Wei Lun Professor of Law   &  Dean of the Faculty of Law, CUHK
28 February 2020
12:30-2:00 pm
From Matriarch to Mediator: The Roots of Hong Kong Mediation Practice  (Postponed)
Speaker: Ms. Sala Sihombing, Director, Conflict Change Consulting Limited
10 January 2020
12:30-2:00 pm
Law and Slavery in the South China Sea [Watch Video] 
Speaker: Prof. Stuart M. McManus, Assistant Professor, Department of History, CUHK
22 November 2019
12:30-2:00 pm
China’s Engagement with Public International Law in its Historical Context [Watch Video]
Speaker: Prof. Ryan Mitchell, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, CUHK
25 October 2019
12:30-2:00 pm
The Evolution of the Small House Policy in Hong Kong’s New Territories [Watch Video]
Speaker: Mr. Malcolm Merry, Barrister
20 September 2019
12:30-2:00 pm
Mutilating Corporal Punishments and Theories of Punishment in Traditional Chinese Legal Thought [Watch Video] 
Speaker: Prof. Norman P. Ho, Peking University School of Transnational Law

>> Recap of previous seminars