Zhu Yan is Professor of Law at the Law School of Renmin University of China. He grew up in the city of Lianyungang in Jiangsu Province, and received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Renmin University of China in 1995 and 1999, respectively. From 1999-2003 he studied civil law as a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Bremen, Germany, where he received his Ph.D. He then had a one year research stay at the Max-Planck Institute for International and Foreign Private Law in Hamburg, Germany. In 2004 he became a faculty member of the Renmin Law School. His current research project is on “Risk Society and the Basic Structure of Modern Tort Law”. He is particularly interested in the fields of civil, commercial and comparative law. He has published General Part of Tort Law, Vol. I. Law of Liability Establishment (2011, Law Press, Beijing) and many articles in Chinese, English and German, including “Background and Key Content of the New Chinese Tort Liability Law” (co-authored with Prof. Helmut Koziol, Journal of European Tort Law, March 2010).
Kuong Teilee (Ph.D. Nagoya University) is associate professor at Nagoya University Center for Asian Legal Exchange. His academic interests are in the areas of international economic law, comparative law, international cooperation in promoting the rule of law, and recent legal and political developments in Cambodia and Vietnam. He has recently written on the issues of legal education, international cooperation in promoting legal reform in Cambodia and the development of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. At Harvard, his research focused on a comparative conceptual development of ownership in Cambodia, China and Vietnam.
- Peking University
Deng Feng is an Associate Professor of the School of Law, Peking University, China. He got his B. A., M. Phil., and S. J. D. from the School of Law, Renmin University of China. Now he is teaching Corporate Law, Regulation & Antitrust, and Law & Economics in Peking University. His research interests focus on law & economics, social evolution and social norm, regulation and corporation law.
- Nanjing University
Zhou Changzheng is an Associate Professor of Law School, Nanjing University, China. He got his LLB degree from Xiamen University in 1993, and his LLM and Ph.D. from Peking University in 2001. His main research interests include labor law, employment law, social security law, economic law and real property law. Dr. Zhou has published several books and some articles on labor law. One of his articles, entitled “The Application of the Labor Law in Enterprises with Foreign Investment,” has been translated into Korean and was published in South Korea. His book, Globalization and Chinese Labor Law, got the First Prize Award for Excellent Academic Works on the 10th Anniversary of the Promulgation of the Labor Law of China in 2004. He was a visiting scholar at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights from 2004, and also visited the International Labor Organization and the 92th International Labor Conference in Geneva. He is also one of the winners of the Special Award for Canadian Studies (SACS) of 2006.
Lee Soyoung (Department of Law, Korea University) received her doctorate degree in August 2010. From 2010-11 she will conduct post-doctoral research at the Center for Korean Studies, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, as the recipient of the Blaise Pascal Excellence Award. She specializes in legal philosophy, in particular the social history and literary criticism of law, and legal anthropology. Her recent studies focus on the narrative of minorities: to disclose, to discover, and to recover yet-to-be unearthed subject issues of human rights through postmodern literary criticism and micro-historical methods. Her doctoral dissertation was on adopting a postmodern mode of thought to legal studies, to the field of social history of law, and to the deconstruction of the ideology of paternal legal protection. In the next few years she plans to examine how fixing minority subjects to the role of stereotyped victims in social states is by itself an ideological effect, and how it shatters the polyphonic voice of minority subjects, confining them to refined political effects. She will examine problems of representation of child and adolescence narratives in legislation designed and provided for their well-being. She will carry out genealogical analysis of the legal discourse of protection, through which she aims to deconstruct the dichotomy of tradition/modernity as well as the hypothesis of suppression and the presumption of human right progress in the historical conceptualization of the healthy family. In addition she hopes to continue her research on literary criticism of law and literary works of young Korean novelists published in past decade, to illustrate the allegory of law as the father in literature of the time.
XU Yawen (Ph.D., Wuhan University, China) earned his doctoral degree in Law. His field of specialty is Constitutional Law. While staying at the Harvard-Yenching Institute as a Visiting Scholar, Dr. Xu will be doing research on the cross-cultural dispute resolution.
Professor Weini Zhao has a PhD in Chinese history and is an Associate Professor at the Law School of Sichuan University. She is currently (2012) a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. In recent years, her research has focused on legal issues in the late Qing (清). Professor Zhao has published in journals such as China Legal Science, Peking University Law Journal, The Study of Legal History (Taipei) and Social Science.