April 20th, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 201712:00 PM Does Centralized Judicial Control Mitigate Local Protectionism in China?
Empirical Study of China Supreme People’s Court’s Decisions on Non-enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (1995-2015)CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345
April 13th, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 20174:30 PM Law in Polarised Societies: Hong Kong and ChinaPanel discussion with: Michael Hor, Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong; Simon Young, Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong; Fu Hualing, Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong; Sun Haochen, Associate Professor of Law, University of Hong KongSilverman 240A
April 6th, 2017
Thursday, April 6, 20173:00 PM Soka Gakkai’s Rise as a Religious and Political Power in Japan
Immediately after the Second World War, Japan saw a rapid swell in the numbers of “New Religions.” One New Religion in particular came to dominate Japan’s religious landscape: Soka Gakkai, or the “Value Creation Study Association.”
Soka Gakkai grew far beyond conventional “religion” parameters and today it remains an influential presence in electoral politics, education, media, finance, and numerous other spheres. In this presentation, Professor McLaughlin provides an overview of Soka Gakkai’s growth in postwar Japan and brings its story up to the present by drawing on his ethnography as a non-member participant observer. He suggests that Soka Gakkai’s appeal to converts can be explained by ways it grew mimetic of the modern Japanese nation-state.
Co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) and Center for Asian Law (CAL).Silverman 240B
March 21st, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 20173:00 PM The Slow Way Home: Civic Engagement and Walkability in Japanese NeighborhoodsIn this talk, Professor Schoppa unravels why Japanese have such high rates of local civic engagement by examining how parents and volunteers have mobilized to maintain high rates of walking to and from school during a period in which walk-to-school rates have plummeted in the United States.
Professor Schoppa argues that the higher rate of Japanese local engagement in this area is motivated by housing markets that limit residential mobility to much lower levels than in the United States. High cost of residential “exit” in Japan drives citizens to exercise “voice” to maintain the safety and walkability of their neighborhoods.Silverman 280
March 15th, 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 20174:30 PM How Far is China from the Rule of Law?He Haibo is Professor of Law at Tsinghua University School of Law. He is currently a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School’s Program on East Asian Legal Studies. Professor Jacques deLisle will serve as commentator for this discussion.Tanenbaum 145, Gittis Classroom
February 9th, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 20173:00 PM Remaking the East Asian Monetary System: Institutionalizing a New Order?
In the twenty years since the Asian Financial Crisis, the countries of East Asia (ASEAN+3) have built the largest regional emergency liquidity fund in the world (CNIM). A total of US$240 billion has been pledged to aid member states facing a currency crisis, which far exceeds the funds they could access from the International Monetary Fund. Nonetheless, CMIM has been functionally subordinate to decisions made by the IMF, something that may now be changing. This talk addresses the long-term potential of CMIM as a bulwark for financial stability in East Asia.Silverman 280
January 31st, 2017
Tuesday, January 31, 201712:00 PM Looking Ahead: U.S. Trade Policy in AsiaPlease join us for this timely talk with Wendy Cutler, Vice President and Managing Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) in Washington DC. Cutler will discuss policies the new Administration may pursue and what this means for our trading relationship with the Asia Pacific region. As a former senior U.S. negotiator of the TPP agreement, she will share her thoughts on its fate, including how TPP countries and China are responding.Silverman 240B
November 7th, 2016
Monday, November 7, 201612:00 PM China’s Perception of World Order
James Zhaojie Li, Professor of International Law, Tsinghua University Law SchoolSilverman 270
May 26th, 2016
Thursday, May 26, 201612:00 PM Center for Asian Law presents: Lei Chen
Lei Chen is Associate Professor and Associate Dean, City University of Hong Kong School of Law
This event is co-sponsored by Center for Asian Law (CAL), Center for the Study of Contemporary China (CSCC), and the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS).Center for the Study of Contemporary China (345 Fisher-Bennett Hall)
April 6th, 2016
Wednesday, April 6, 201612:00 PM The Law and Politics of Asia-Pacific RegionalismThe University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Center for Asian Law, as well as the Center for East Asian Studies and the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania invite you to join Professor Pasha Hsieh and the discussion on Law and Politics of Asia-Pacific Regionalism.
Lunch will be served.
Please RSVP below.Silverman 147
February 10th, 2016
Wednesday, February 10, 201612:00 PM China’s Legal Reforms: After the Fourth Plenum
Professor and former Dean, Tsinghua University Law School
More than a year ago, the Fourth Plenum of the Chinese Communist Party’s 18th Central Committee signaled unprecedented emphasis on “the rule of law” and issued key policy documents to support legal and judicial reform in China. One of China’s leading scholars of constitutional and public law will assess the reforms, how they have been pursued in different institutions in the Chinese legal system, and offer reflections on the challenges that remain ahead.
Lunch will be provided.345 Fisher-Bennett Hall
February 4th, 2016
Thursday, February 4, 201612:00 PM Mary Gallagher - “China’s Authoritarian Legality”
Associate Professor of Political Science
University of Michigan345 Fisher-Bennett Hall (CSCC)
November 19th, 2015
Thursday, November 19, 20154:30 PM Kenneth R. Feinberg, “Unconventional Responses to Unique Catastrophes: Tailoring the Law to Meet the Challenges”
Kenneth R. Feinberg will deliver the Keynote Address for the conference “Earthquakes, Nuclear Meltdowns, and Chemical Spills: Legal Responses to Disasters in the US and Asia,” on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 4:30 pm at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. This Inaugural Conference, which will continue all day on November 20th celebrates Penn Law’s new Center for Asian Law.
This event is open to the Penn community. Please RSVP below.Golkin 100, Michael A. Fitts Auditorium