The 3rd Asian Legal History Conference

20-21 June 2023

The 3rd Asian Legal History Conference, organized by the Transnational Legal History Group, part of CUHK LAW’s Centre for Comparative and Transnational Law, took place at the CUHK Graduate Law Centre on 20-21 June 2023. The conference brought together a diverse, interdisciplinary group of scholars and researchers to share their findings on topics relating to legal history in Asia. Around 80 participants from more than 20 jurisdictions gathered and shared insights pertaining to subjects ranging from forensic science to extradition, the history of rights, centralizing and decentralizing forces, extraterritoriality, constitution building and constitutional challenges, developments in legal practices and the legal profession, evolutions in international law, imperial law, colonial and post-colonial influences and tensions, the legal influence of Confucianism and Buddhism, evacuee property and subject formation, legal transplantation, family, marriage and child law, criminal law, property law, privacy law, anti-corruption efforts and customary justice. Keynote addresses were delivered by Professor Mitra Sharafi, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Professor Taisu Zhang, from Yale Law School; and Dr. Christopher Munn, from the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

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