Chinese Law and Development

At this year’s Law & Society Association conference, there will be two roundtables on Chinese Law and Development.

China has emerged as the champion of economic globalization through the export of its goods and services. Yet there is little empirical basis through which to evaluate the effects of Chinese globalization or with which to theorize its broader importance. This roundtable features scholars from a number of jurisdictions who provide diverse perspectives on the question of China’s approach to transnational ordering, its “model” of development, and its impact on host states. In line with this year’s theme of “Crisis, Healing, and Re-Imagining,” this roundtable will provide critical assessments of the interaction between Chinese companies, investors, lawyers, and officials and the legal and regulatory systems of host states, as well as with the existing international economic order.

Roundtable I 

Ha Do (Oxford) – Vietnam 

Irna Hofman (Oxford) – Tajikistan  

Miriam Driessen (Oxford) – Ethiopia  

Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin (FGV Direito SP) – Brazil 

Fabio Morosini (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul) – Brazil  

Chair: Matthew Erie (Oxford) 

Roundtable II 

Won Kidane (Seattle) – Ethiopia/Sino-African dispute resolution 

Trang (Mae) Nguyen (Temple) – Cambodia/Vietnam 

Melissa Crouch (UNSW) – Myanmar  

Aziz Ismatov (Nagoya) – Uzbekistan  

Uche Ewelukwa (Arkansas) – Nigeria/international investment law 

Chair: Matthew Erie (Oxford) 

See the LSA conference portal for the recordings