2017 World Chinese Legal Philosophy Conference

The Peter A. Allard School of Law is pleased to host the 2017 World Chinese Legal Philosophy Conference here at our campus in Vancouver, Canada from October 29-30.


Date: Oct. 29 –  30, 2017

Venue:  Allard Hall (1822 East Mall, Vancouver)

Host: Centre for Asian Legal Studies, The Peter A. Allard School of Law


Conference Program :


(For the Chinese version, please click here


28 October 2017
18:00-20:00 Dinner The Point Grill

2205 Lower Mall

29 October 2017
Morning Registration and Tour Gathering Point:
12:30-14:00 Luncheon Allard Hall
14:00-14:20 Opening Ceremony Chairperson:Professor Cui Wei(UBC)
Speaker:Professor Xu Zhangrun(Tsinghua University)
Group Photo
14:30-15:50 Unit I:Comparative Legal Philosophy Moderator:Professor Mo Shijian(University of Macau)
1. Constitutional Naturalism and Alienable Rights in Comparative Perspective: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. and John Ching-Hsiung Wu

Speaker:Professor Billy K. L. So(HKUST, Hong Kong)

2. Human Dignity and Rule of Law Culture: Hong Xunxin’s Legal Philosophy

Speaker:Professor Yu-Lin Chiang(NCCU, Taiwan)

3. The Divergence between Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy

Speaker:Professor Hu Yuhong(Soochow University)

4. Gentlemen, Rational Man, and the Possibility of Chinese Rule of Law

Speaker:Professor Cheng Jie(Tsinghua University)

15:50-16:05 Tea Break
16:05-17:25 Unit Two:Legal Pluralism in China Moderator:Professor Liu Zuoxiang(Shanghai Normal University)
5. Looking back and Moving on:Thoughts on One Country Two System in Hong Kong and Macau

Speaker:Professor Mo Shijian(University of Macau)

6. The Dualist System in Modern Hong Kong: Transplantation, Development, and Future

Speaker:Professor Lin Feng(City University of Hong Kong)

7. Issues on Recognizing Oroqin Hunters’Rights to Forest in the Chinese Socialist Legal System

Speaker:Professor Zhou Yong(The University of Oslo, Norway)

8. The Legislative Council in Macau: History and Praxis

Speaker:Professor Zhu Shihai(MUST, Macau)

18:00-20:00 Dinner Sage Bistro

6331 Crescent Rd

30 October 2017
9:30-9:45 Keynote Speaker Chairperson:Professor Cui Wei(UBC)
Keynote Speaker: Associate Dean and Professor Natasha Affolder
9:45-11:05 ENGLISH Unit:Judiciary from Chinese Perspective Moderator:Professor Zhou Yong(The University of Oslo, Norway)
9. Guiding Cases and Bureaucratization of Judicial Precedents in China

Speaker: Professor WANG Shucheng (City University of Hong Kong)

10. Judicial Sovereignty and Public Policy Under Chinese Arbitration Law

Speaker: Dr. Frank TieTie ZHANG (The University of Sheffield, UK)

11. Are Critical Legal Scholars Nihilists? : Remarks on Chinese Jurists’ Misconceptions of Critical Legal Studies

Speaker: Professor XIONG Bingwan (Renmin University, China)

12. An Outline of the Ideology of International Adjudication: Origin and Critique

Speaker: Dr LIU Yang (The University of California, Los Angeles, USA)

11:05-11:20 Tea Break
11:20-12:30 Unit Three: Law and World History Moderator:Professor Lin Feng(City University of Hong Kong)
13. Francis Bacon and the Modernisation and Common Law

Speaker:Professor Li Qirui(NWUPL, China)

14. World History in Chinese Constitutional Preamble

Speaker:Professor Zhai Zhiyong(Beihang University)

15. The Bismark Constitution and Reason of State

Speaker:Professor Gao Yang(Northwest University, China)

12:30-14:00 Luncheon Allard Hall
14:00-15:20 Unit Four:Comparative Legal Culture Moderator:Professor Yu-Lin Chiang(NCCU, Taiwan)
16. Narrative, Discourse, and Perception: Female Infant Drowning in Western Writings of the 19th Century

Speaker:Professor Li Xiuqing(ECUPL, China)

17. The Case Studies on Late Qing Judicial Transformation

Speaker:Professor Chen Xinyu(Tsinghua University)

18. A Dualist Interpretive Framework for Chinese Legal Culture

Speaker:Professor Xu Juan(Nanjing Audit University)

19. The Formal Rule of Law and Substantial Rule of law in Contemporary China

Speaker:Professor Wang Youliang(Sichuan University)

15:20-15:35 Tea Break
15:35-16:55 Unit Five:Future of Chinese Governance System Moderator:Professor Hu Yuhong(Soochow University)
20. The Social Norms in Societal Governance and Their Functions

Speaker:Professor Liu Zuoxiang(Shanghai Normal University)

21. The Maintenance of the People’s Congress System

Speaker:Professor Ma Ling(The Chinese Social Science Academy University)

22. The Constitutional Code, Law and Institutions: The Boundary and Methodology of Chinese Constitutionalism

Speaker:Professor Huang Mingtao(Wuhan University)

23. The Fundamental Agenda for Modern State Building and Chinese Fiscal System

Speaker:Dr. Wu Liangjian(Science Po)

17:05-17:25 Closing Ceremony Chairperson:Professor Zhai Zhiyong(Beihang University)
Closing remarks:Professor Cui Wei(UBC)

Professor Xu Zhangrun(Tsinghua Universtiy)

Dr. Frank Tietie Zhang(The Univetstiy of Sheffield, UK)

18:00-20:00 Dinner Cecil Green Park House

6251 Cecil Green Park Rd