China: International Economic Law and Institutions Workshop

Supported by the UCI Law Center on Globalization, Law, and Society, and the UCI Long U.S.-China Institute, this workshop brings together leading scholars with original work that addresses, from different perspectives, the impact of China on international economic law and institutions, and the impact of international law and institutions in China.

Source: Michael R. Perry

February 2-3, 2017
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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Workshop Participants

  • Ljiljana Biuković

    Ljiljana Biuković

    Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
    Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Professional Programs



    Professor Biuković’s research interests include international economic law and European Union integration, and she publishes regularly on topics of legal transplantation of international norms and standards by national governments, the impact of regionalism on multilateral trade negotiations, mega-regional trade and investment agreements, and the development of European Union. She is a co-investigator in the Major Collaborative Research Initiative research project on Coordinated Compliance of International Trade Law and Human Rights funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Her work focuses on the interaction between international trade rules and local human rights norms and practices in the context of performance of international trade agreements and cooperation among developing countries.

  • Jacques deLisle

    Jacques deLisle

    Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania Law School
    Director, Center for East Asian Studies



    Jacques deLisle is the Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law, professor of political science, director of the Center for East Asian Studies, deputy director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China, and co-director of the Center for Asian Law at the University of Pennsylvania, and director of the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.  His writing, which appears in law reviews, foreign affairs journals, policy journals, edited volumes, and Internet and print media, focuses on China’s engagement with the international order, domestic legal reform in China, and Taiwan’s status and external relations. He is co-editor of China’s Global Engagement (with Avery Goldstein, 2017), New Media, the Internet and a Changing China (with Avery Goldstein and Guobin Yang, 2016), Political Changes in Taiwan under Ma Ying-jeou (with Jean-Pierre Cabestan, 2014), and China’s Challenges (with Avery Goldstein, 2014).

  • Wei Liang

    Wei Liang

    Professor, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey




    Professor Liang’s research and teaching examine international trade and development policy, global economic and environmental governance and international negotiation, international political economy of East Asia and China. She is a board director of the Association of Chinese Political Studies (ACPS), and a member of the International Studies Association and American Political Science Association. She has conducted field research in Asia, Europe, and the United States. A graduate of Peking University, People’s Republic of China, she received her M.A. and Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Southern California, and held teaching and research appointments at Florida International University, San Francisco State University and Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE), UC Berkeley, where she conducted her postdoctoral research.

  • Margaret Pearson

    Margaret Pearson

    Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland
    Distinguished Scholar-Teacher



    Professor Pearson’s research interests include China’s domestic political economy and Chinese foreign economic policy. Her ongoing research on China’s domestic economy includes state control of the economy, central-local relations, innovation in Chinese firms, Chinese regulatory institutions and, most recently, a theorization of the Chinese bureaucracy.  On Chinese foreign policy, Pearson’s ongoing projects include determinants of Beijing’s behavior in global institutions. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University and was tenured at Dartmouth College before moving to UMCP in 1996, and held a Fulbright Research Fellowship at Beijing University. Her publications include Joint Ventures in the People's Republic of China, and China's New Business Elite: The Political Results of Economic Reform, as well as articles in World Politics, The China Journal, Public Administration Review, Governance, Journal of Contemporary China, and Review of International Political Economy.

  • Gregory Shaffer

    Gregory Shaffer

    Director, Center for Globalization, Law, and Society
    Chancellor’s Professor of Law, UC Irvine School of Law
    Vice President, American Society of International Law

    Professor Shaffer's research examines international trade law, global governance, and globalization's impact on domestic regulation. Previously, he was a Melvin C. Steen Professor of Law at University of Minnesota Law School, Wing Tat Lee Chair at Loyola University Chicago, and Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Dartmouth College and his J.D., with distinction, from Stanford Law School. He has served on the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law (AJIL), AJIL Unbound, the Journal of International Economic Law, and on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Transnational Environmental Law. He is founding Board member of the Society of International Economic Law, served as Chair of the AALS Section on Economic Globalization and Governance, and founding coordinator of the Law and Society Association Collaborative Research Network on Transnational and Global Legal Ordering. His publications include six books and over 80 articles and book chapters on international trade law, and law and globalization.

  • Susan Shirk

    Susah Shirk

    Research Professor, University of California, San Diego School of Global Policy & Strategy
    Chair, 21st Century China Center


    Professor Shirk’s research focuses on U.S.-China relations and Chinese politics. Her book, China: Fragile Superpower, helped frame the policy debate on China in the U.S. and other countries. She served as deputy assistant secretary of state, responsible for U.S. policy toward China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Mongolia, as well as director emeritus and advisory board chair of the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. Additionally, she served as a member of the U.S. Defense Policy Board, the Board of Governors for the East-West Center (Hawaii), the board of trustees of the U.S.-Japan Foundation, and the board of directors of the National Committee on the United States-China Relations. She founded and continues to lead the Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue, and received the 2015 Roger Revelle Medal.

  • Richard Steinberg

    Richard H. Steinberg

    Professor of Law and Political Science, UCLA



    Richard Steinberg writes and teaches in the areas of international law and international relations, with a focus on international economic law, international criminal law, and human rights. In addition to his UCLA appointment, Professor Steinberg is currently Visiting Professor of Global Studies at Stanford, and at the Stanford Center on Democracy, Development and Rule of Law. Professor Steinberg is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning http://iccforum.com/ and served on the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law from 2004-2014 and on the Editorial Board of International Organization from 2003-2012. He has taught law courses at Stanford Law School, the University of California Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law, Sciences Po (Institut d’Etudes Politiques) in France, the University of Coimbra in Portugal, La Trobe University in Australia, and elsewhere. Prior to his appointment at UCLA, Professor Steinberg worked as Assistant General Counsel to the United States Trade Representative in Washington, D.C., and later as an associate with Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco. He also served as Project Director at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE) at UC Berkeley.

  • Mark Wu

    Mark Wu

    Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
    Faculty Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society


    Professor Wu’s research examines international trade law, examining emerging economies, digital trade, intellectual property, trade remedies, environment, and investment. He is a member of the Faculty Advisory Committees of the East Asian Legal Studies Program and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, as well as a Faculty Associate of Harvard University’s Center for the Environment. Wu serves on the Advisory Board for the World Trade Organization Chairs Programme, and the Editorial Board of the World Trade Review and of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s series on intellectual property, innovation and economic development. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Trade and Foreign Direct Investment and collaborates in expert groups for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development.  Wu served as the Director for Intellectual Property in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and presently serves as a principal liaison to the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee.