About the Series

The Long Institute Lecture Series on Chinese Law, Business and Society is organized by the UCI Long U.S.-China Institute. The series offers presentations of state-of-the art research on how law, business and society interact in China or in relation to China. The series provides a platform for learning and discussing how legal institutions in the world’s largest legal system and second largest economy shape and are shaped by market and social forces.

The lectures will offer both a contemporary and a modern historical perspective, in an effort to look at China not as a unique case, but one that can be and should be understood in a comparative perspective.

The series features interdisciplinary speakers including those with a background in law, history, sociology, and political science. The lectures are open to students, academics, lawyers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, civic organization practitioners and all others with an interest in the topics discussed and a willingness to participate in lively debates.

2015-16 Lecture Schedule

DateSpeakerTopic
November 5 Jonas Nahm Renewable Futures and Industrial Legacies: Wind and Solar Energy in China, Germany, and the United States
December 3 Kwai Ng China’s Grassroots Courts: A Sociological Perspective
Jan. 20, 2016 Aaron Halegua Protecting the Rights of Chinese Workers: Emerging Legal Issues and Evolving Avenues for Redress
Jan. 21, 2016 Timothy Cheek China’s Directed Public Sphere: Origins and Rejuvenation
Feb. 1, 2016 James Fallows Annual Long Institute Distinguished Lecture
Feb. 11, 2016 Guo Zhiyuan Implementation of Exclusionary Rule in China: Challenges and Possible Solutions
Feb. 25, 2016 Xuegang Zhou Spatial Mobility in the Chinese bureaucracy: Evidence and Implications for China’s Governance
March 9, 2016 Susan Shirk The Limits of Political Institutionalization in China
April 25, 2016 Minxin Pei Collusive Corruption
May 13, 2016 Annual Conference Poor China, Rich China