The Collected Works of Stanley B. Lubman

Professor Stanley B. Lubman is a world-recognized leader in Chinese law and a friend of the Center for Chinese Legal Studies.  A collection of his work appears on these pages.

Professor Stanley B. Lubman

We are pleased to add to this website a section devoted to Stanley Lubman’s contribution to understanding developments in Chinese law over more than fifty years, 

Stanley is a graduate of Columbia College (1958) and Columbia Law (JD 1959, LLM 1960, JSD 1969). He studied comparative law at Columbia and in Paris under a fellowship from Columba Law, clerked for Judge Wilfred Feinberg (SDNY) in 1962, and co-authored a study on planning for dealing with catastrophic accidents in government programs (coauthors Albert Rosenthal and Harold Korn (1963). He was selected at Columbia Law to specialize on Chinese law under grants from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Ford Foundation. After two years of intensive Chinese language study (1963-1965) and two years of research in Hong Kong (1965-1967), in 1967 he became a professor at the Law School of the University of California, Berkeley.

When U.S.-China relations resumed in 1972, Stanley ceased full-time teaching although he continued his scholarly research and participated in Sino-American legal exchanges. His career from then until 1997 was divided between law firms representing foreign clients in China and continuing to teach as a visiting professor at Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Columbia. He was a co-founder of the Committee on Legal Educational Exchanges With China (CLEEC), which brought hundreds of Chinese legal scholars to the U.S. in the 1980s and 1990s and an advisor to the Asia Foundation on Chinese law reform projects (1999-2011). From 2001 to 2011 he was a Lecturer at the Berkeley Law School until he retired. He wrote a column on Chinese law for the Wall Street Journal's website "China Realtime Report" from 2009 until 2016, when the site was terminated.

Professor Lubman's curriculum vitae and bio.

Catastrophic Accidents in Government Programs (co-authors Albert J. Rosenthal and Harold Korn, (National Security Industrial Association, 1963).

China’s Legal Reforms (Stanley Lubman, ed., Oxford University Press, 1996).                  

Bird in a Cage: Legal Reform in China after Mao (Stanford University Press, 2000).

Engaging the Law in China: State, Society and Possibilities for Justice (Neil J. Diamant, Stanley Lubman and Kevin O’Brien, eds., Stanford University Press, 2005).

The Evolution of Chinese law Reform: An Uncertain Path (Stanley Lubman, ed., Edward Elgar, 2012).

"The Unrecognized Government in American Courts: Upright v. Mercury Business Machines," 62 Colum. L. Rev. 275 (1962).

"Mao and Mediation:  Politics and Dispute Resolution in Communist China," Vol. 55, California Law Review, (1967), pp.1284-1359.

"Form and Function in the Chinese Criminal Process," Vol. 69, Columbia Law Review, (1969), pp. 535-575 .

"Methodological Problems in Studying Chinese Communist 'Civil Law'," in Contemporary Chinese Law:  Research Problems and Perspectives, (J.A. Cohen, ed., Harvard University Press, 1973), pp. 230-260.

"Sino-American Trade: Legal and Practical Problems and Prospects," Current Legal Aspects of Doing Business with Sino-Soviet Nations, James T. Haight, ed., American Bar Association, 1973, pp. 66-80.

"Trade Between the United States and the People's Republic of China: Practice, Policy and Law," Law and Policy in International Business, Vol. 8 (1976) pp.1-75.

On Understanding Chinese Law and Legal Institutions,” American Bar Association Journal, May 1976.

“The Emergence of New Institutions for Trade and Investment in China,” in “Private Investors Abroad--Problems and Solutions in International Business in 1979,” (Matthew Bender, 1979).

"Contracts, Practice and Law in Trade with China: Some Observations," in “Chinese Economy Post-Mao, Volume 1:  Policy and Performance, A Compendium of Papers Submitted to the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States,” (November 1978), pp. 764-788.

"New Developments in Law in the People's Republic of China," 1 NW. J. INT'L L. & BUS. 122, (1979).

“Chinese Contract Clauses and Practice under Them” and “Recent Developments in Chinese Trade Law,” in Trading with China: A Practical Guide (Colina MacDougall, ed., 1980), pp. 77-94.

"Legal and Practical Aspects of  U.S.-China Trade" in "Doing Business in Today's China" (American Chamberof Commerce, 1980, 169-203).

"Licensing Technology to China: Practical Observations" Bulletin der Wirtschaftskammer Schweiz-China, February 1982.

"The Emerging Functions of Formal Legal Institutions in China's Modernization," in China under the Four Modernizations, Papers Submitted to the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States, (December 1982), pp. 235-289.

“Foreign Investment  in China: Selected Legal Problems and Some Perspectives on Them,” in Business Transactions with China, Japan, and South Korea, (Peter Saney and Hans Smit, Mathew Bender, 1983).

Western Scholarship on Chinese Law: Past Accomplishments and Present Challenges,” in vol. 23, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law (1983), pp. 83-104.

“Negotiations in China: Observations of a Lawyer,” in Communicating with China (Robert Kapp, ed., Intercultural Press,1983), pp. 55-71.

"Comparative Criminal Law and Enforcement: 'China'," in Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice (Sanford Kadish et al., Free Press, 1983), vol. 1, pp. 182-193. 

"Criminal Justice and the Foreigner," (coauthor, Gregory C. Wajnowski) in China Business Review, (November-December 1985), pp. 27-30.

"Equity Joint Ventures in China: New Legal Framework, Continuing Questions" and "Technology Transfer in China: Policies, Practice and Law," in “China's Economy Looks Toward the Year 2000, Selected Papers Submitted to the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States,” (1986), pp. 432-452. 

“Technology Transfer to China: Policies, Law, and Practice,” in Foreign Trade, Investment and the Law in the People’s Republic of China (Michael J. Moser, ed., Oxford Univ. Press, 1987).

“Law and Practice, the Contract, and Patents” in U.S. China Trade, Problems and Prospects, (Eugene K, Lawson, ed., Praeger, 1988), pp. 93-106.

Investment and Export Contracts in the People’s Republic of China: Perspectives on Evolving Patterns,” Brigham Young University Law Review (Investment and Export Contracts in the People’s Republic of China: Perspectives on Evolving Patterns Vol. 1, 1988) reprinted in ISDACI, Diritto Commerciale E Arbitrato in Cina, (1991), pp. 171-208.

"Studying Contemporary Chinese Law: Limits, Possibilities and Strategy," Vol. 39, American Journal of Comparative Law, (1991), pp. 293-341.
    
"Technology Transfer to the People's Republic of China: Law, Practice, and Policy" and "The Criminal Process" (co-author, Gregory C. Wajnowski), Chapters 3 and 27, in "Doing Business in China" (Streng & Wilcox, eds., 2nd edition, 1993).

"International Commercial Dispute Resolution in China:  A Practical Assessment," (co-author, Gregory C. Wajnowski), Vol. 4, American Review of  International Arbitration, (1993), pp. 107-178.
    
"Introduction," in China’s Domestic Law Reforms in Post-Mao China (Pitman Potter, ed., M.E. Sharpe, 1994), p. 3.

"Introduction: The Future of Chinese Law," China Quarterly No. 141 (March 1995), pp. 1-22.

“Moving From ‘No’ to ‘Yes’,” China Business Review, May-June 1995, pp. 45-48.

“Establishing Joint Ventures in China: Law, Contract, and Culture,” International Business Policy, American Chamber of Commerce (UK), January 1996.
 
"Sino-American Relations and China’s Struggle for the Rule of Law," East Asian Institute, Columbia University, Institute Report (October 1997) reprinted with afterword in “China and Hong Kong” (Joseph W. Delapenna & Patrick M. Norton, eds., Section of International Law and Practice, American Bar Association, 2000), pp. 9-60.

"The Policy and Legal Environment for Foreign Direct Investment in China: Past Accomplishments, Future Uncertainties," in Private Investments Abroad, (Matthew Bender, 1998).

"Dispute Resolution in China after Deng Xiaoping: 'Mao and Mediation' Revisited," Vol. 11, Columbia Journal of Asian Law (1997) [published in February 1999], pp. 229-391.

Through a Glass, Dimly:  Perceptions of China in the American Business Community,” Problems of Post-Communism, March/April 2000, pp. 34-44.

"Bird in a Cage: Chinese Law Reform after Twenty Years," Vol. 20, Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business (No.3, Spring 2000), pp. 34-45.   

"Chinese Courts and Law Reform in Post-Mao China," in East Asian Law: Universal Norms and Local Cultures, (Arthur Rosett, Lucie Cheung, and Margaret Y.K. Woo, eds., Routledge/Curzon, 2003), pp. 205-233.

"The Study of Chinese Law in the United States: Reflections on the Past and Concerns about the Future," Vol. 2, Washington University Global Studies Law Review, (Winter 2003), pp. 1-36.

"Introduction--The Environment for Foreign Business in China: Two Decades of Progress, Continuing Uncertainties," in "Doing Business in China" (Freshfields, eds., Juris Publishing, Inc., 2004).

"L’Incomplète Réforme par le Droit," (co-author Leila Choukroune) Esprit, (No. 2, February, 2004), pp. 122-136.

"The Dragon as Demon: Images of China on Capitol Hill," Vol. 13, Journal of Contemporary China, (No. 40, August 2004), pp. 541-606.

"Law of the Jungle," China Economic Review,  Sept. 2004, pp. 24-25. 

"Looking for Law in China," Vol. 20, Columbia Journal of Asian Law, (Fall 2006), pp. 1-92.

"Introduction--The Environment for Foreign Business in China: Three Decades of Progress, Continuing Uncertainties," in "Doing Business in China" (Michael J. Moser, Ed., Juris Publishing, Inc., 2008), pp. 1-69.

“Introduction--The Environment for Foreign Business in China: Three Decades of Progress, Continuing Uncertainties," (coauthor, Anthony Zaloom), “Doing Business in China,” (Michael J. Moser, Ed., Juris Publishing, Inc., 2010), pp. 1-75.

"Revolution in the International Rule of Law: Essays in Honor of Don Wallace, Jr.," by Borzu Sabahi, Nicholas J. Birch, Ian A. Laird, and José Antonio Rivas, Editors ( Juris Publishing 2014), pp. 85-99.

“Introduction--The Environment for Foreign Business in China: More Than Three Decades of Progress, Continuing Uncertainties” (co-author, Anthony Zaloom), Introduction, “Doing Business in China”  (Michael J. Moser and Fu Yu,  Editors, Juris Publishing, Inc., 2015), pp.1-75 .

“The Law in Communist China,” California Monthly 38, Jan.-Feb. 1968.

“Chinese Trade Practices Canton Fair,” Wall Street Journal, April 28, 1972.

“China Seen Developing New Trade Patterns,” Washington Post, Dec. 5, 1972.

“China Seen Reducing Role of Law Courts,” Washington Post, Dec.21, 1972.

“A Divorce Trial Peking Style” Wall Street Journal, June 5, 1973. 

“Trade with China Enters a New Stage,” New York Times, June 10, 1973.

“Frustrations at the Canton Fair,” New York Times, Dec. 3, 1973.

“An Importer’s Introduction to the Canton Fair,” China Business Review,  Jan.-Feb.1974.

“U.S. Imports from China, 1972-1977,” Asian Wall Street Journal, March 14, 1977.

“China Likely to Increase U.S. Imports,” Asian Wall Street Journal, March 15, 1977.

“New Trading Prospects with Vietnam,” San Francisco Business, April 1977.

“Peking Placing New Emphasis on Its Neglected Legal System,” Asian Wall Street Journal, June 13, 1978.

“China’s Joint-Venture Laws Leave Questions Unanswered,” Asian Wall Street Journal, Nov. 7, 1980.

“Some Current Aspects of the China Trade,” The China Advisory Group, Feb. 12, 1981.

“Business Difficulties Continue Despite New Laws,” Financial Times,  Dec.14, 1981.    

“Licensing Technology to China: Practical Observations,” Schweitz-China, Bulletin der Wirtschaftskammer Schweiz-China, Feb. 1982.

“China’s New Law on Economic Contracts,” Asian Wall Street Journal, March 24, 1982.

“China’s New Contract Law Sects Ambitious Goals,” Asian Wall Street Journal, March 25, 1982.

“United States-China Economic Relations: A Reappraisal,” A workshop sponsored by the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, and the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, April 1982.

“Some Legal Problems in U.S.-China Trade,” paper presented for Beijing Conference on Law, June 8-12, 1982.

“Law clarified for foreign companies,” Financial Times, June 21, 1982.

“Authorities Face Uphill Task to Clear up Confusion,” Financial Times, Nov. 23, 1982.

 “China Lays Down the Law as Legal System Modernized,” Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 10, 1983.

“A Question of Confidentiality,” China Business Review, July-Aug. 1983.

“U.S. High-Tech Sales to China Still Face Serious Obstacles,” Asian Wall Street Journal, Sept. 23-24, 1983.

“Problems of Extent and Applicability Remain,” Financial Times, Oct. 29, 1984.

“Another Legal Milestone,”  co-author, Clark Randt Jr.) China Trade Report, May 1985.

“Prospects of Growth Despite Short-term Setbacks,”  coauthor, Clark Randt Jr.) Financial Times, July 30, 1985.

“Quella Celeste Joint Venture,” Il Sole Ore, Oct. 4, 1985.

“Criminal Justice and the Foreigner,” China Business Review, Nov.-Dec. 1985.

“Negotiations with Foreigners: Misconceptions Abound on All Sides,” Financial Times, Dec. 9, 1985.

“Taking the Mystery Out of Investing in China,” (co-author, Clark Randt Jr.), April 24, 1986.

“A Legal Opinion (Part 1),” (co-author, Gregory Wajnowski) China Trade Report,  Feb. 1989.

“China Syndrome: Be More Like Us.” (coauthor, Steven Goldstein) San Francisco Examiner, June 22, 1989.
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“A Legal Opinion, (Part 2)” (co-author, Gregory Wajnowski) China Trade Report, Sept. 1989.

 “Shaking an Old China Hand,” (co-author, Steven Goldstein) San Francisco Examiner, Jan. 6, 1990.

 “Human Rights is Not the Only China Issue,” San Francisco Examiner, June 28, 1990.

“Realistic China Policy Needed by Bush, Congress,” San Francisco Examiner, Dec. 28, 1990.

“Arbitration: Fair, but Frustrating,” China Trade Report, April 1991.

“Debate on China Trade Should Ignore U.S. Ideals,” San Francisco Chronicle, May 17, 1991.

“Is Economic Punishment Proper?” San Francisco Examiner, May 12, 1991.

“Lawmakers Were Grandstanding in China Protest,” San Francisco Examiner, Sept. 11, 1991.

“A New U.S. Policy on China is Needed.” San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 8, 1993.

“Long-term China Policy Should Be U.S. Goal,” San Francisco Chronicle, February 14, 1994.

Doing Business in China Could Give You a Big Mac Attack,” Los Angeles Times, Jan. 8, 1995.

“Critics Feed Paranoia in Beijing,” San Francisco Examiner, September 7, 1995.

“Does Beijing Signify Anything with Power Flowing to Provinces, Cities?”  Los Angeles Times, Dec. 3, 1995.

“Setback for China-Wide Rule of Law,” Far Eastern Economic Review,  November 7, 1996.

There’s No Rushing China’s Slow March to a Rule of Law,” Los Angeles Times, October 19, 1997. 

“Long March to Legal Reform,” South China Morning Post, Feb. 11, 1999.

“China, the WTO and the Rule of Law: The New Entrant to the World Trade Organisation Must Adopt a New Legal Framework” Financial Times, 
Dec. 8, 1999.

“The WTO Debate: Chinese Justice on Trial,” Asian Wall Street Journal, May 9, 2000.

“Changing China: WTO is Not the Only Game in Town,” Asian Wall Street Journal, May 25, 2000.

“China’s Accession to the WTO: Unfinished Business in Geneva,” Chinaonline.com, June 6, 2000.

“Trying Times: WTO Entry will Challenge China’s Legal System," Asiaweek,  March 30- April 6, 2001.

“Legal Evolution with Strings Attached,” Financial Times, May 2, 2001.

“A Case of Courtroom Complexity: Legal Institutions are not Expected to Solve their Myriad Problems Any Time Soon,” Financial Times, Oct. 8, 2001.

“Law of the Jungle: Local Courts Follow Local Agenda Instead of Enforcing the Laws of the Nation,” China Economic Review, Sept. 2004.

“China Lacks the Economic Stability Needed for Political Reform,” Financial Times, June 11, 2005.

Chinese Law after Sixty Years,” Oct. 2, 2009.

"Legal Reform in the Xi Jinping Era," in The Future of 'Rule According to Law' in China, Asia Policy 20 (2015).

“Asian Contract Law: A Survey of Current Problems,” (David E. Allan, ed., Melbourne U. Press, 1969) The Asian Student, Dec. 12, 1970.

Samuel Pisar, "Coexistence and Commerce: Guidelines for Transactions between East and West," NY McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1970, in vol. 59, California Law Review 861 (1971).

“Road to China Trade No Miracle Mile” and “Selling Technology to China” (Nicholas Ludlow, ed., National Council for US-China Trade) Asian Wall Street Journal, May 12, 1980.

“A Useful Workbook for the China Trader,” and “Selling Technology to China” (Nicholas Ludlow, ed., National Council for US-China Trade) Asian Wall Street Journal, May 14, 1980.

“Beware of China Traders Peddling Books,” review of three books, Asian Wall Street Journal, March 21, 1981.

"Joint Ventures in the People’s Republic of China: The Control of Foreign Direct Investment under Socialism," Margaret M. Pearson, (Princeton U. Press, 1991) China Quarterly Vol. 130 (1992).

Bulls in the China Shop and Other Sino-American Encounters,” Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 53 (1994).

China’s Struggle for the Rule of Law,” Ronald C. Keith (St. Martin’s Press, 1994) China Quarterly No. 142, pp. 609-611 (1995).

"Managing Business Disputes in Today's China: Duelling with Dragons,"  Michel J. Moser, ed. (Kluwer Ld International, 2007) The China Quarterly, No., 103 (March 2008, pp. 180-181.

Chinese Justice: Civil Dispute Resolution in Contemporary China”  Edited by Margaret Y. K. Woo and Mary E. Gallagher  (Cambridge University Press, 2011) Law & Society Review, Vol 46 No.1 (2012).

Criminal Justice in China: An Empirical Inquiry,” Mike McConville et al., China Quarterly, Vol. 209, 2012.

"Lubman Reviews New Book by Chinese Legal Scholar He Weifang," China Realtime Report.

"He Jiahong, Back From the Dead: Wrongful Convictions and Criminal Justice in China," Honolulu, University of Hawai’i Press,2016, xxvi, 236 pp.

Selected Talks

"Looking for Law in China I: Themes and Issues in Western Studies of Chinese Law," St. Antony's College, Oxford University, October 19, 2004.

Legal Uncertainty in Foreign Investment in China: Causes and Management,” Champaign, Illinois, March 7, 2008.

The Uncertain Future of Legal Reform in China," Stanford Law School, November 13, 2008.

"China-Rule of Law Dialogue, Lubman Comments," Washington D.C., June 2, 2011.

"Chinese Law Reform: Its Recent Past and Uncertain Future,” Hong Kong, November 11, 2014.

"Conclusion: Stronger and More Professional Courts—But Still Under Party Control" a roundtable, July 16, 2015.

Background

“U.S. Catches China’s Eye,” Far Eastern Economic Review, April 29, 1978.

“Bethlehem Steel Gets Chinese Mining Job Topping $100 Million for Iron-Ore Work,” Wall Street Journal, December 1, 1978.

“Any Room for Lawyers on the Orient Express,?”  National Law Journal,  January, 1, 1979.

“Sino-U.S. Thaw Means an Increase in Business for California Lawyer,” Wall Street Journal, February 14, 1979.

"United States-China Economic Relations: A Reappraisal," A workshop sponsored by the Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate and the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, April 1982.

“Some Lawyers Skilled in Ways of Asia Help U.S. Companies There,”  Wall Street Journal, January 22,  1986.     

“Thelen, Marrin’s Lubman Finds Niche in East/West Transactions,” California Law Business, May 23, 1988.
      
“China-U.S. Connection: Law Professors’ Effort to Map Legal System for the Future,” New York Law Journal, June 22, 1989.

“China Syndrome: Be More Like Us,” (Steven Goldstein, coauthor) San Francisco Examiner, June 22, 1989.       

“China’s Future: A Sampling on a Nation in Flux,” Milwaukee Journal,  July 11, 1989.  

“Companies Doing Business in China Urged to Press Human Rights Issue,”  The Recorder, November 6, 1989.

"Statement submitted to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China," by Stanley Lubman, February 6, 2002.

 

The Unprecedented Reach of China’s Surveillance State, September 15, 2017.

China’s ‘New Achievements’ in Legal Reform Exist More in Policy than in Practice, August 3, 2017.

China’s ‘Social Credit’ System: Turning Big Data Into Mass Surveillance, December 21, 2016.

Reform Needed in How Chinese Judges Think, November 7, 2016.

China’s New Law on International NGOs – And Questions about Legal Reform, May 25, 2016.

Political Psychiatry: How China Uses ‘Ankang’ Hospitals to Silence Dissent, April 19, 2016.

China’s Highest Court Eyes Judicial Reform, While a Lawyer Criticizes TV Confessions, March 11, 2016.

Beijing’s War on Rights Lawyers and Activists Continues, January 23, 2016.

Attorney’s Conviction Shows Beijing’s Need for Social Control, December 30, 2015.

China’s Criminal Law Once Again Used as Political Tool, December 1, 2015.

After the One-Child Policy: What Happens to China’s Family-Planning Bureaucracy? November 12, 2015.

‘Harmonious Demolition’ and Chinese Legal Reform, October 7, 2015.

The Tianjin Explosions: A Signal for Reform, September 7, 2015.

Lessons from Tianjin, August 19, 2015.

After Crackdown on Rights Lawyers, China’s Legal Reform Path Uncertain, July 31, 2015.

Dirty Dealing: China and International Money Laundering, July 13, 2015.

China Asserts More Control Over Foreign and Domestic NGOs, June 16, 2015.

China’s Exodus of Judges, May 4, 2015.

Detained Female Activists Illustrate Contradiction in Chinese Law Reforms, April 9, 2015.

A Potentially Powerful New Weapon in China’s War on Pollution, March 27, 2015.

Questions Loom Over China’s Legal Reform Drive, March 17, 2015.

A Shot at Solving China's Angry Worker Problem, February 26, 2016.

In Sharp Words From Xi, Ominous Implications for China’s Legal Reforms, February 10, 2015.

A New Ray of Hope in China’s Fight Against Pollution: Lawsuits, January 16, 2015.

What It Will Take for China’s Anticorruption Drive to Succeed, December 31, 2014.

China’s Corruption Fight Inseparable from Economic Reform, December 17, 2014.

As China Cracks Down on Dissidents, It Also Promises Legal Reform, November 28, 2014.

Key Points in China’s Flood of Legal Reform Rhetoric, October 30, 2014.

Why Even Minor Legal Reforms Are Important in China, October 21, 2014.

China’s Legal Reform Challenge: When Even Police Chiefs Get Nabbed, August 27, 2014.

Arrested, Detained: A Guide to Navigating China’s Police Powers, August 12, 2014.

A Key Move to Protect Courts in China, July 30, 2014. 

Power Shift: Hopeful Signs in China’s Legal Reform Plan, July 10, 2014. 

‘Picking Quarrels’ Casts Shadow Over Chinese Law, June 30, 2014.

Labor Pains: A Rising Threat to Stability in China, June 10, 2014.

A Blueprint for Genuinely Fighting Corruption in China, April 25, 2014.

Why China Can’t Clean Up Corruption, April 9, 2014.

Wukan: New Election, Same Old Story, March 27, 2014.

An Encouraging Sign for (Limited) Legal Reform, February 25, 2014. 

China’s Rubble-Strewn Path to Land Reform, February 7, 2014. 

Anxiety Trumps Law in Party’s Crackdown on Activists, February 4, 2014. 

Quashing Expectations for Rule of Law in China, January 17, 2014. 

Riding the Tiger: China’s Struggle With Rule of Law, December 18, 2013.  

China Will Struggle to Walk the Talk on Legal Reform, December 3, 2013.

China Legal Reform Promises Cause for Cautious Optimism, November 20, 2013.

In Mess Bo Left, an Opportunity for Beijing, October 25, 2013.

China’s Social Organizations Could Help Tamp Social Unrest, October 15, 2013. 

What the Bo Xilai Trial Means for China’s Legal System, September 26, 2013. 

The ‘Legalization’ of China’s Internet Crackdown, September 18, 2013. 

Document No.9: The Party Attacks Western Democratic Ideals, August 27, 2013.  

Compensation and the Murder of Neil Heywood, August 19, 2013. 

The Ticking Bomb of China’s Urban Para-Police, August 8, 2013.

What China’s Wrongful Convictions Mean for Legal Reform, July 17, 2013.

Outside the Law: Lessons From a Chinese Hostage-Taking, July 9, 2013.

Recalibrating Expectations on Labor Camp Reform, June 28, 2013.

Why Americans Should Worry About China’s Food Safety Problems, May 21, 2013.

What China Needs to Do to Really Put Clamps on Corruption, April 2, 2013.

Rebel Village’s Failure Also China’s, May 15, 2013.

Social Change Leaves China Struggling to Define Role of Law, February 27, 2013.

Will Re-Education Through Labor End Soon? February 4, 2013.

What U.S.-China Auditing Dispute Means for Chinese Business Culture, January 15, 2013.

Single-Agency Oversight Could Help U.S.-China Auditing, December 28, 2012.

The Path to Legal Reform Without Revolution, December 7, 2012.

Wukan: Still Unsolved, and Still Significant, November 19, 2012.

Reading Between the Lines on Chinese Judicial Reform, October 28, 2012.

Vital Task for China’s Next Leaders: Fix Environmental Protection, October 19, 2012.

Working Conditions: The Persistence of Problems in China’s Factories, September 25, 2012.

Re-Examining Re-Education Through Labor, September 11, 2012.

Fraud, Culture and the Law: Can China Change? August 24, 2012.

Chinese Criminal Procedure at its Worst, August 7, 2012.

China’s Young and Restless Could Test Legal System, July 16, 2012.

The Law on Forced Abortion in China: Few Options for Victims, July 4, 2012.

Two Big Stories, One Conclusion: China Has No ‘Legal System’, May 4, 2012.

Four Months Later, the Wukan Model Shows Signs of Waning, April 26, 2012. 

Bo Xilai’s Gift to Chongqing: A Legal Mess, April 12, 2012.

Lawyers’ New Party Loyalty Oath: A Sign of Weakness, Maryc 26, 2012.

China’s Criminal Procedure Law: Good, Bad and Ugly, March 21, 2012.

Criminal Law Reform: Some Steps Forward, How Many Back? March 6, 2012.

China’s Criminal Justice Value System Makes Reform Moot, February 7, 2012.

Unpacking the Law Around the Chinese Reverse Takeover Mess, January 24, 2012.

The Wukan Protests and the Rule of Law, January 7, 2012.

Wukan Protest: Will Rights Awareness Spread? December 23, 2011.

After the Foshan Tragedy: China’s Good Samaritan Debate, December 9, 2011.

Laws on Paper vs. Law in Practice, November 21, 2011.

A Glimpse into Chinese Law-Making, October 21, 2011.

Citizens’ Rights, the Constitution and the Courts, September 26, 2011.

China Threatens to Legalize Repression, September 1, 2011.

Don’t Overlook China’s ‘Ordinary’ Lawyers, August 31, 2011.

Chinese Social Insurance: Will Foreigners Be Able to Opt Out? August 10, 2011.

Changes to China’s ‘Indigenous Innovation’ Policy: Don’t Get Too Excited, July 22, 2011.

Repress or Reform: With Protests on Rise, Beijing Faces Choice, July 5, 2011.

Civil Litigation Being Quietly ‘Harmonized’, May 31, 2011.

Film Dispute Shines a Light on China’s Foot-Dragging, April 19, 2011.

Chinese Rule of Law: The Rhetoric and The Reality, April 4, 2011.

Jungle of Problems: Beijing’s Failure to Protect Consumers, March 16, 2011.

Deepening Shadows Over Chinese Law, February 25, 2011.

Will the Internet Advance Chinese Law Reform? February 16, 2011.

Will Law Reforms Reduce Forced Home Demolitions? January 29, 2011.

A Step Forward: New Law Expands Government Liability, January 13, 2011.

China’s War on Dissent and Activism, December 24, 2010.

Failures in Enforcing China’s Green Legislation, December 7, 2010.

Law Reformers Inheritors of Liu Xiaobo Fight? November 9, 2010.

China’s Continuing Labor Problems, September 27, 2010.

China’s Food Safety Challenges, September 3, 2010.

Citizen Rights and Police Conduct, August 16, 2010.

The New Challenge of the Strikes Won’t Go Away, July 11, 2010.

Stanley Lubman: Are Strikes the Beginning of a New Challenge? June 25, 2010.

China Changes Rules on Evidence Obtained by Torture, June 15, 2010.

Stanley Lubman: China’s Lawyers Muzzled, June 2, 2010.

Stanley Lubman: People’s Congresses Are Not Always ‘Rubber Stamp’ Legislatures, May 5, 2010.

Stanley Lubman: China Modifies Government Procurement Policies, But Foreign Concerns Remain, April 19, 2010.

Stanley Lubman: China’s ‘Indigenous Innovation’ Policy Creates Obstacles for Foreign Business, April 7, 2010.

Stanley Lubman: Rio Tinto Trial Shines Harsh Spotlight on Chinese Criminal Justice, March 26, 2010.

Stanley Lubman: Strengthening Enforcement of China’s Environmental Protection Laws, March 22, 2010.

Stanley Lubman: Uncertainty in China’s Legal Development, Part 2: Reforming the Courts, March 8, 2010.

Stanley Lubman: Internet Censorship in China and Human Rights, February 10, 2010.

Stanley Lubman: Will an Expanded Right of Privacy Deter China’s Internet Vigilantes? January 28, 2010.

Stanley Lubman: The Telecom Company That Didn’t Play By the Rules, January 11, 2010.

Stanley Lubman: Business in China: What Does ‘Playing by the Rules’ Mean? December 22, 2009.

Stanley Lubman: After Obama Visit, Legal Experts Dialogue Could Help Expand Citizens’ Rights in China, November 29, 2009.

Stanley Lubman: Chongqing Criminal Trials Underscore Dangers of Corporatist State, November 17, 2009.

Stanley Lubman: A Letter to Obama, November 4, 2009.

Stanley Lubman: Chinese Law Reform on the PRC’s 60th Birthday, October 29, 2009.