CUHK LAW is pleased to present that the “6th Year Greater China Legal History Seminar Series 2020-21” will commence in September 2020. 

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. 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.

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 2020-21
18 September 2020
12:30-2:00 pm
Online Seminar: Feeding the Emperor – Administrative Law in Tang Dynasty China
Speaker: Prof. Norman P. Ho, Peking University School of Transnational Law
9 October 2020
12:30-2:00 pm
Online Seminar: Carl Schmitt and the Development of Conservative State Theory in China
Speaker: Prof. Ryan Mitchell, CUHK LAW
27 November 2020
12:30-2:00 pm
Online Seminar: The History of Hong Kong’s Tax Law System
Speaker: Prof. Michael Littlewood, Faculty of Law, University of Auckland
22 January 2021
12:30-2:00 pm
Online Seminar: Toppling Statues and Changing Names – Does the Law Protect Embarrassing or Awkward Heritage in Hong Kong? 
Speaker: Prof. Steven Gallagher, CUHK LAW
26 February 2021
12:30-2:00 pm
Online Seminar: The History of Central Banking in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Singapore 
Speakers: Dr. Lillian Cheung, Executive Director (Research), Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Prof. Chao Xi, Professor, CUHK LAW and Prof. Christian Hofmann, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
19 March 2021
12:30-2:00 pm
Online Seminar: From Waqf, Ancestor Worship to the Rise of the Global Trust: A History of the Use of the Trust as a Vehicle for Wealth Transfer in Singapore
Speaker: Prof. Tang Hang Wu, School of Law, Singapore Management University 

>> Recap of previous seminars