Xu is a Professor of Jurisprudence and Constitutional Law at Tsinghua University. Areas of research: Jurisprudence, the Confucianism legal legacy and Constitutional Law. Xu is a Liberal thinker, and he prefers keeping distance from public intellectuals who gets too much involved in social activities.
- Xu, Zhangrun. “Western law in China: transplantation or transformation: four cases and Liang Shuming’s responses.” Social Sciences in China. 3 (Fall 2004): 134-151.
- Xu, Zhangrun. “Talk Law, Live Law, make Law(s).” Trans. Tom Clarke. Australian Journal of Asian Law 1 (1999): 80-89.
This article was originally published in the November 1997 edition of Dushu, mainland China’s pre-eminent general humanities journal. The author makes a novel and unorthodox intervention in the current debate over the merits of ‘legal transplantation’ as a vehicle for the People’s Republic of China’s current program of rapid and thoroughgoing legal reform. The article may therefore be seen as representative of an emerging strain of Chinese legal thought, which seeks to interrogate the cultural ‘baggage’ of transplanted laws and procedures and to challenge the assumption that a ‘rule of law’ can be instigated by legislative reform alone.
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- Xu, Zhangrun., and Dutton, Michael. “A question of difference: the theory and practice of the Chinese prison.” Crime, punishment and policing in China. Bakken, Børge. Lanham, Md.; Boulder, Colo.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005. 103-140.
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