Visiting Scholars and Fellows

Visiting scholars hosted by the Center for Chinese Legal Studies include world-renowned Chinese legal experts, as well as numerous leading scholars from China.

Bi Hong-Hai

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Associate Professor, Beihang University Law School. Professor Bi's areas of interests include administrative law and constitutional law and politics. His research topic while at Columbia is "Two Chapters of Legal Exchange between China and the USA." Edwards Fellow.


Hou Ching-Cheng

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Attorney-at-Law, Ching-Cheng Attorneys at Law (Taipei); Founder, China Intellectual Property Information and Consulting Co. (Nanjing). Mr. Hou's areas of interest are intellectual property and policy. His project while at Columbia is "The Interplay between Regulations and Development in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Using the Commercialization of Pharmaceutical Patents as an Example."


Jiang Xianhe

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Judge, Supreme People's Court, People's Republic of China. Judge Jiang's area of interests are procedural law and the judicial system. His research topic while at Columbia is how the American court system is organized. Edwards Fellow.


Li Wenwei

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Government Official/ Researcher, Policy Research Office, Political and Legal Affairs Commission, CPC Shandong Provincial Committee. Mr. Li's areas of interest include criminal procedure law and criminal law. His topic of study at Columbia is "Economic Regulatory Policies from the Perspective of Judiciary Policies."


Li Xiaomei

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Assistant Judge, Administrative Tribunal, Supreme People's Court, People's Republic of China. Judge Li's project while at Columbia is to look at case studies involving big data. Edwards Fellow.


Nie Hongyong

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Judge, Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China. Judge Nie's areas of interest include criminal law, criminal procedure law, evidence law, and intellectual property law. His project while at Columbia is "A Study of the Evidence in Misjudged Criminal Cases."


Niu Yingxiu

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Ph.D. Candidate, Peking University School of Law. Ms. Niu's area of interest is civil procedure law. Her research project while at Columbia is "Procedural Questions on Civil Public Interest Litigation."


Qiu Yaokun

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Ph.D. Candidate, Peking University School of Law. Mr. Qiu's areas of interest include jurisprudence, cyberlaw, and law and politics. His research topic at Columbia is "The Regulation of Internet Communication Groups and Our Online Freedome of Correspondence and Association."


Shao Jun

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Ph.D. Candidate, China University of Political Science and Law. Mr. Shao's areas of interest include criminal procedural law and criminal justice. His topic of research at Columbia is "International Criminal Judicial Assistance in the Anti-Corruption System."


Wang Kai

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Ph.D. Candidate, Peking University School of Law. Mr. Wang's areas of interest include jurisprudence, the legal history of England, and comparative law. His research topic at Columbia is "Tudor Monarhcy and its Political Theology."


Wu Shuang

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Ph.D. Candidate, Peking University School of Law. Mr. Wu's area of interest is Chinese constitutional history. His topic of research at Columbia is "Vanguard Party, Sovereign People and Political Tutelage: A Study on KMT's Xunzheng (Political Tutelage)."


Yang Jinjing

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Ph.D. Candidate, Tsinghua University Law School. Mr. Yang's areas of interest include administrative law and constitutional law. His project while at Columbia is "Foreigners in Chinese Administrative Law."


Ye Yanjie

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Ph.D. Candidate, Sichuan University School of Law. Mr. Ye's area of interest is criminal law. His research topic at Columbia Law School is "Big Data and the Empirical Legal Studies of China: Status Quo, Problems, and Prospects."


Yuan Gang

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Associate Professor, China University of Political Science and Law, School of Law; Executive Deputy Secretary, China Legal Writing Association, China Law Society; and Deputy Secretary, China Association for Legal Education. Prof. Yuan's areas of interest are legal ethics and the judicial system. His topic of research while at Columbia is "How to Improve the Legal Ethics Education in China." Edwards Fellow.


Zhang Yimin

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Ph.D. Candidate, Peking University School of Law. Ms. Zhang's area of interest is legal history, especially in period of the late Qing and Republic of China (1911-1949). Her research area this year at Columbia is "A Study on the Modernization of Chinese Family Law Based on an Investigation of Judicial Practice."


Zhou Zhengxun

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Ph.D. Candidate, China University of Political Science and Law. Mr. Zhou's area of interest is economic law. At Columbia he is doing a "Comparative Study of the Legal System of Credit Investigation."

Hao Luyi

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Associate Professor, Institute of International Law, Chinese Academy of Social Science
Her specialties are international human rights law and international immigration law. While at Columbia Law School, Prof. Hao will research the protection of human rights of women in China from a practical perspective. Ford Fellow. In residence Fall 2016-Fall 2017.


He Jun

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Judge, Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China
Judge He is mainly interested in tort Law, administrative law, and state compensation law. At Columbia Law School, he will be conducting a comparative study of compensation for infringements aggrieved by power between America and China. In residence November, 2017-October, 2018. Edwards Fellow.


He Yubin

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Ph.D. Candidate, Peking University School of Law
Ms. He's areas of interest include constitutional law and administrative law. At Columbia her research project concerns the procedures for public participation in rulemaking, especially as it concerns legitimacy and efficiency. In residence September, 2017-August, 2018.


Li Yifan

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Ph.D. Candidate, Peking University School of Law
Mr. Li's areas of interest include civil procedure law and alternative dispute resolution. While at Columbia, he will research jurisdiction and the new court system established during China's legal reform. In residence August, 2017-August 2018.


Meng Xing

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Ph.D Candidate, Peking University School of Law
Ms. Meng's primary interests are civil procedure law and the court system. The title of her research at Columbia Law School is "A Study of the Relationship between Courts of Different Levels under the Context of Judicial Independence." In residence September, 2017-August, 2018.


Sun Jingchao

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Ph.D. Candidate,Peking University School of Law
Ms. Sun is primarily interested in constitutional law, jurisprudence,American legal history, and comparative law. The title of her research while at Columbia Law School is "Party Struggle and the American Constitution (1789-1829)." In residence August, 2017-August, 2018.


Wang Jing

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Chinese Institute of Applied Jurisprudence (CIAJ), Supreme People’s Court of China
Dr. Wang is mostly focused on criminal procedure law. Her research area at Columbia Law School is a comparison of US and China judicial-accountability systems.
Edwards Fellow. In residence August, 2017-January, 2018.


Xiao Zhu

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Associate Professor of Law, China Institute of Industrial Relations
Professor Xiao's areas of interest are employment and labor law and economic Law. Her project while at Columbia is to research the legal system of mass labor disputes settlement. In residence Fall 2017-Spring 2018.


Xue Han

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Director of Law & Business Department of Law Press China; Ph.D. Candidate, China University of Political Science and Law
Ms. Xue's areas of interest include bankruptcy law, securities law, and corporate law. While at Columbia Law School she will be conducting a comparative study of bankruptcy reorganization in the U.S. and China. In residence October, 2017-September, 2018.


Yao Qi

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Ph.D. Candidate, Peking University School of Law
Ms. Yao's area of interest is constitutional law and her research project this year is local legislative power. In residence September, 2017-September, 2018.


Yu Wenhao

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Associate Professor of Law, School of Law, Central University of Finance and Economics
Professor Yu's areas of interest include constitutional law, administrative law, local government, and the judicial system. His research project while at Columbia Law School is "Legal Structure-Making of Local Governance in China: A Comparative Study on the Interstate Cooperation of the United States." In residence September, 2017- September, 2018.


Zhou Wei

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, China University of Political Science and Law
Dr. Zhou's areas of interest include internet arbitration and legal data analysis using big data. The title of his research at Columbia Law School is "Using big data analysis in law to research internet arbitration solutions." Edwards Fellow. In residence September, 2017-June, 2018.


Mimi Zou

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Assistant Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Career Development Fellow in Chinese Commercial Law, St. Hugh's College, University of Oxford
Professor Zou is mainly interested in employment law, contract law, and corporate governance. At Columbia Law School her research project is "Business and Human Rights on the One Belt, One Road." Edwards Fellow. In residence August, 2017-November, 2017.

He Jingjing

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Assistant Professor of Law, Institute of International Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Professor He's areas of interest include environmental law and international law. Her research topic at Columbia Law School is a comparative study of environmental public interest litigation in the U.S. and China. Edwards Fellow. In residence November 2016-March 2017.


Lee Dian-Jung

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Associate Professor, Legal History Research Institute, China University of Political Science and Law
Professor Lee's area of interest include Chinese legal history and Qing dynasty history. Her project while at Columbia Law School is the judicial development of the frontier and malarial area in Qing China. Edwards Fellow. In residence academic year 2016-2017.


Li Xiaoxiao

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Ph.D. Candidate, Peking University Law School
Mr. Li's areas of expertise include civil procedure law, evidence law and alternative dispute resolution. The title of his research project is "A Study on Mediation Mechanisms of Medical Disputes." In residence Fall 2016.


Liu Cheng

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Associated Professor of Law, Sun Yat-Sen University School of Law
Professor Liu's areas of interest include administrative law and constitutional law. At Columbia Law School she is researching legislature in its developmental state, using the Guangdong Congress as a case study. In residence academic year 2016-2017.


Peng Xiaolong

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Associate Professor, School of Law, Renmin University of China
Professor Peng’s special areas of interest include sociology of law, dispute resolution, the judicial system, and empirical research of civil procedure. The topic of his research at Columbia was called “From ‘Mutual Undermining’ to ‘Collaborative Governance’: Social Formation and Structure of Pluralist Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in China.” In residence Spring 2016-Fall 2016.


Sheng Zeyu

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Ph.D. Candidate, Peking University School of Law
Mr. Sheng's areas of interest are administrative law and local government law. His project this year at Columbia is called "A comparative study of inter-governmental relations in the U.S. and China." In residence academic year 2016-2017.


Shi Tiantao

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Professor of Law, Tsinghua University, School of Law
Professor Shi's areas of expertise are mainly corporation law, securities law, and business law. His research project during his year at Columbia Law School is "A Comparative Study of Corporate Governance of the U.S. and China." In residence academic year 2016-2017.


Wang Bei

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Associate Professor of Law, Sichuan University, School of Law
Professor Wang's areas of interest include labor law and social security law. Her research project at Columbia Law School is "A Comparative Study of the System of Labor Dispute Resolution in the U.S. and China." Edwards Fellow. In residence Fall 2016.


Wang Qinghua

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Professor of Law, China University of Political Science and Law, School of Law
Professor Wang's main interest is the empirical study of administrative law and constitutional law. During his year at Columbia Law School, he's researching a project called: "Imperium in Imperio: the transformation of sovereignty of power in America, 1760-1780." In residence academic year 2016-2017.


Yang Lei

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Assistant Judge, Supreme People's Court of China
Judge Yang's main areas of focus are international law and commercial law. Her area of research this year is the acknowledgement and enforcement of foreign judgements. Edwards Fellow. In residence academic year 2016-2017.


Yang Yi

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Associate Research Fellow, Associate Researcher of Chinese Institute of Applied Jurisprudence (CIAJ), Supreme People’s Court of China
Ms. Yang's area of interest is civil procedural law. While at Columbia she is looking at the court unification movement in the U.S. as a way of identifying how to establish a system in which the judicial jurisdictions are appropriately separated from administrative divisions. Edwards Fellow. In residence Fall 2016. 

Ai Jiahui

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Ai Jiahui
Associate Professor, Nanjing University
Professor Ai's areas of expertise are law and society, civil procedure, and law and economics. At Columbia, she researched the "failure" of judicial mediation: An empirical study based on mediation's function. Edwards Fellow. Dates of residence Spring 2015-Fall 2015.


Deng Li

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Associate Professor of Law, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Deng’s specialty includes the law of charity and philanthropy, and the law of marriage and family. Her research topic while at Columbia concerned the legal models of governing non-profit sector in China and the U.S., a comparative study. Edwards Fellow. In residence Spring 2016-Fall 2016.


Ding Xiaoyu

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Ph.D. Candidate, Law School, University of International Business and Economics; Judge, Tianjin Binhai New Area People's Court
Ms. Ding’s specialty is international economic law and judicial research. The topic of her research at Columbia was a comparative study of private equity investor protection in the United States and China. In residence Fall 2015-Fall 2016.


Feng Lixia

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Dean and Professor of Legal Theory, Department of Politics and Law, Central Party School
Professor Feng’s specialty is jurisprudence and legislative law. Her research topic this year was the legalization of contemporary Chinese central-local relationships. Edwards Fellow. In residence Fall 2015.


He Bing

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Professor, China University of Political Science and Law
Professor He's speciality includes administrative law, administrative procedure law, and the judicial system and dispute resolutions. The topic of his research during his stay was "The Jury System: A Breakthrough Promoting China’s Democracy and the Rule of Law?" In residence Fall 2015-Summer 2016.


Hou Ping

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Founder and President, LesGo
As founder and president of LesGo, a nonprofit group working on LGBT rights in China, Ms. Hou advocates for recognition and equality for the LGBT community in Suzhou and surrounding areas. Her project at Columbia Law School will revolve around advocating for LGBT rights in China, expanding LesGo's work to include services to disadvantaged female LGBT workers. PILnet Fellow. In residence Fall 2015-Spring 2016.


Liu Jiajia

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Researcher, Equity and Justice Initiative
Prior to her tenure at Columbia Law School, Ms. Liu worked with Equity and Justice Initiative, a Chinese public interest law NGO dedicated to promoting human rights for persons with psychosocial disabilities and rule of law in the involuntary commitment system by means of strategic litigation and legal advocacy. She has an LL.M. in human rights from Hong Kong University, an LL.M. in public international law and an LL.B. from Wuhan University. PILnet Fellow. In residence Fall 2015-Spring 2016.


Liu Yi

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Professor, Beijing Institute of Technology School of Law
Professor Liu’s specialties include legal philosophy, legal history and comparative law. His research topic while at Columbia was a comparative study of judicial system in the US.. and China. Edwards Fellow. In residence Fall 2015.


Luo Huanxin

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Assistant Professor, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Luo’s specialty is the peaceful settlement of international disputes; issues of state, territory and sovereignty; and international law theory and culture. Her research topic at Columbia was self-determination conflicts in the post-colonial age. In residence Fall 2015-Summer 2016.


Peng Heli

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Lecturer, Law School, Xi'an Jiaotong University
Professor Peng’s specialties are Judicial Reform of China, International Law, and Comparative Law. The topic of her research this year was a comparative perspective of court structure and the reform of the judicial map system in China. Summer 2015-Spring 2016.


Qi Ding

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Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam
Ms. Qi’s areas of interest include comparative constitution law, sociology of law, alternative dispute resolution, law and politics in China, and judicial reform in China. Her research at Columbia was a socio-legal study on the power of the China’s Supreme People’s Court. Edwards Fellow. In residence Fall 2015.


Sun Yuhua

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Post-Doctoral Fellow, Political Science, School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University
Professor Sun’s areas of interest are the constitution, administrative law, procedural law, and political science. The topic of his research while at Columbia was a comparative study of the constitutional questions in the judicial systems in China and in the U.S. In residence Fall 2015.


Ye Rui

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Ph.D. Candidate, Peking University School of Law
Ms. Ye’s specialties include jurisprudence and constitutional law. Her research topic this year was territorial expansion and the constitution. In residence Fall 2015-Summer 2016.


Zhao Tian

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Ph.D. candidate, China University of Political Science and Law
Mr. Zhao’s area of interest is economic law. This year while at Columbia he conducted a comparative study of legal systems and land expropriation. In residence Fall 2015-Summer 2016.


Jenny Yu-Ju Lin

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Legal Consultant, Taiwan Fund for Children and Families
Ms. Lin holds an M.A. in Law. Her areas of specialization include human rights law, family law, privacy, antitrust law, legal ethics and CSR. At Columbia, Ms. Lin's project was to seek to ensure children’s participatory rights as guaranteed under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Ms. Lin is a PILnet Fellow. In residence Fall 2015-Spring 2016.

Chou Yu-Shiou (Clarence)

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Attorney and Executive Commissioner, Judicial Reform Foundation
Mr. Chou holds an M.A. in law. His areas of specialization include Taiwan’s constitution and administrative laws, especially media law and antitrust law. At Columbia, Mr. Chou's project was to reform the administrative process in Taiwan. PILnet Fellow. In residence in August 2014- April 2015.


Hu Yongheng*

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Research Assistant, Institute of Modern Chinese History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Hu's area of study is legal history. His research topic while at Columbia Law School was a comparative study of justice under the KMT and the CCP, 1938-1949. Edwards Fellow. In residence February 2014- January 2015.


Kang Jiaxin

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Ph.D. Candidate, School of Law, Peking University
Mr. Kang's area of interests include China's history of constitutionalism, the history of modern Western legal and political thought, and Hegel's Philosophy of Right. While at Columbia, he studied variations of the Guoti provision in all previous China’s constitutions and the evolutionary history of Guoti theory. In residence Fall 2015-Summer 2015.


Kang Yumei*

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Ph.D. Candidate, School of Law, Peking University
Ms. Kang’s areas of specialization are jurisprudence, society of law, and legislative science. Her research topic while at Columbia was "Concerning Legislative Timing: From a Comparative Perspective between China and America." In residence January 2014-December 2014.


Kong Yuan

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Ph.D. Candidate, School of Law, Peking University
Mr. Kong's areas of interests include jurisprudence, constitutional theory, and judicial reform and politics. His research topic while at Columbia was the judicial reform of the Chinese courts as a convention of the Chinese constitution. In residence Fall 2014-Summer 2015.


Li Jianxin

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Associate Professor, Zhengzhou University School of Law
Professor Li's areas of interest include media law and jurisprudence. His research topic at Columbia was  "The free press‐fair trial conflict: A comparison between micro‐blogs and Twitter." In residence Fall 2014-Summer 2015.


Li Qicheng

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Associate Professor of Law, Peking University School of Law
Professor Li's areas of specialty are legal history and the modern law of China. His topic while at Columbia was a reconsideration of the acceptance of the institution of judicial independence in modern China, "An Analysis of the “Fetishism” of Institutions." Edwards Fellow. In residence Fall 2014-Summer 2015.


Lin Hongchao

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Associate Professor, China University of Political Science and Law
Professor Lin's concentrations of interest include emergency law and public emergency management. At Columbia he researched legal systems behind the evaluation of social risk of public programs. Edwards Fellow. In residence Fall 2014-Summer 2015.


Liu Chengwei

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Professor of Law, College of Comparative Law, China University of Political Science and Law
Professor Liu’s areas of specialization are contract law and comparative law. His research topic while at Columbia was a comparative study of contract law in China and the U.S. In residence Fall 2014-Summer 2015.


Liu Hanwei (Henry)

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Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
Mr. Liu's areas of specialization include WTO law, public international law, investment law, cyber law, and patents. His research topic while at Columbia was "The Quest for International Standards in the ICT Industry: WTO and Beyond." In residence Fall 2014-Spring 2015.


Liu Wei

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Lawyer,  Henan Boyang Law Firm and Chief Coordinator and Co-founder, Public Interest Collaborative Network for Women Lawyers in China
Ms. Liu's proposed rule of law project was to continue developing a network for women lawyers in China. Ultimately, her objective was to effect change on the issues of family planning, protection of young women and girls, employment discrimination, domestic violence, and the rights of female lawyers. PILnet Fellow. In residence Fall 2014-Spring 2015.


Ma Ke

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Post-doctoral Instructor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Ma's areas of expertise include criminal law, evidence, and the death penalty. His research project while at Columbia concerned the objective of a criminal trial and the causes of action. Edwards Fellow. In residence Fall 2014-Spring 2015.


Shao Liuyi

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Ph.D. Candidate, Peking University School of Law
Mr. Shao's areas of interest are the sociology of law, comparative law, and constitutional law. The title of his research project at Columbia Law School was "The Xiao Yang Court (1998-2008)." In residence Fall 2014-Summer 2015.


Yu Fangqiang

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Founder and Executive Director of Justice for All (JFA)
Mr. Yu's interests include food safety standards and discrimination against people living with disabilities or HIV/AIDS. At Columbia, Mr. Yu worked on developing a project to promote transparency in Chinese food safety. He hoped to raise awareness among the public and to lead affected populations to promote food safety by pressuring the government to release information on the food industry through the Regulation on the Disclosure of Government Information Act. PILnet Fellow. In residence Fall 2014-Spring 2015.


Zhang Guanglei

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Ph.D. Candidate, China University of Political Science and Law
Mr. Zhang's areas of focus are torts law, legal malpractice, and corporate law. While at Columbia, his research revolved around a comparative study of mass torts in China and the U.S. In residence Fall 2014-Summer 2015.


Zhang Jiahua*

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Lecturer, Science and Technology University of Beijing (USTB) and Post-doctoral Fellow, China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL)
Professor Zhang’s area of specialization is criminal procedure. Her research topic while at Columbia is the quality of criminal defense in comparative law. In residence December 2013-December 2014.


Zhang Zhuoming*

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Associate Professor, Law School of the East China University of Political Science and Law
Professor Zhang’s areas of interest are human rights, constitutional law, and jurisprudence. His research topic while at Columbia was a study of Judicial Protection of the Right to Vote: Centering on the Constitutional Cases Decided by U.S. Supreme Court. Edwards Fellow. In residence February 2014- February 2015.


Zhao Jingwei

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Partner / Director of Environment, Energy and Nature Resources Department, Beijing Yingke Law Firm
At Columbia, Mr. Zhao worked on developing a project to protect environmental advocates, specifically in central and rural regions of China, who have come under pressure from local governments. Specifically, he attempted to assemble volunteer lawyers to provide legal services such as advocacy and consultation, attract media attention to the issue, and advocate for reform in the government’s response to environmental activism. PILnet Fellow. In residence Fall 2014-Spring 2015.


* Indicates a scholar who was present in the Spring 2013 semester and who stayed through the Fall 2014 semester.

Chen Hangping

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Associate Professor of Law, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), School of Law
Professor Chen’s areas of specialization are civil procedure, Chinese law, legal institutions, and dispute resolution. His research topic while at Columbia was a study of why the American court judgments enjoy high finality and what causes this? In residence August  2013- August 2014.


Chen Yen-Po

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Chen Yen-Po
Excutive Officer, Investment Commission, MOEA, Taiwan
Professor Chen’s areas of specialization are international trade regulations, including WTO. His research topic while at Columbia was the role of law for foreign investment activities, public policy, and economic development. In residence September 2013-January 2014.


Cheng Qian

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Program Director, Wuhan University Public Interest and Development Law Institute (PIDLI)
As a PILnet International Fellow at Columbia Law School, Mr. Cheng designed a project to promote research on business and human rights in China, and conducted research for a project to promote legal professional ethics among lawyers in China. In residence September 2013-April 2014.


Han Jingru

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Ph.D. Candidate, School of Law, Peking University
Ms. Han’s areas of specialization are civil procedure, evidence law and arbitration. Her research topic while at Columbia is a study of mediation in the system of diversified dispute resolution forms. In residence August 2013-August 2014.


Hu Zhifeng

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Associate Professor, College for Criminal Law Science of Beijing Normal University
Professor Hu’s areas of specialization are criminal procedure and criminal investigation. Her research topic while at Columbia was a study of wrongful convictions and investigational procedure in China. Edwards Fellow. In residence January 2013-January 2014.


Ji Gefei

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Professor of Law, China University of Political Science and Law
Professor Ji’s areas of specialization are civil procedure and evidence. Her research topic while at Columbia was "The Road to Modernization of China's Civil Procedure Law." In residence August 2013-August 2014.


Kong Qingping

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Associate Professor, Shenzhen University School of Law
Professor Kong’s areas of specialization are legal history, legal theory, and comparative law. His research topic while at Columbia was "John C. H. Wu's Return to Thomas Aquinas: How can Chinese and Western Countries' Legal Thoughts Connect with Each Other." CCLS Fellow. In residence September 2013-September 2014.


Li Fei

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Associate Professor, Nanjing Normal University School of Law
Professor Li’s areas of specialization are commercial law and company law. His research topic while at Columbia was a study of whistle blowing as a means to improve corporate governance. Edwards Fellow. In residence August  2013- August 2014.


Liang Zhi

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Ph.D. Candidate, Tsinghua University
Mr. Liang’s areas of specialization are law and the mass media. His research topic while at Columbia was significance of the enactment of the mass media law in China, especially the press law. In residence January 2014-January 2015.


Meng Qihong

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Associate Professor, Dean of the International Law Department, and the Deputy Executive Director of the Legal Clinic Program, Harbin University of Commerce School of Law; Attorney, Heilongjiang Far East Lawyer Group
As a PILnet International Fellow at Columbia Law School, Professor Meng developed a project to establish the Heilongjiang Legal Service Collaborative, which will provide direct legal services to marginalized communities in Harbin. In residence August  2013- April 2014.


Song Zhihong

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Associate Professor, Chinese Academy of Governance
Professor Song’s area of specialization is civil law. Her research topic while at Columbia was "The New Experiences of Contemporary Privacy Protection Laws or Policies in the U.S." In residence August 2013-August 2014.


Wang Hongjian

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Associate Professor, Zhengzhou University
Professor Wang’s areas of specialization are administrative and administrative procedural law, comparative study on the administrative law, and land law. His research project while at Columbia was on the reform of eminent domain law in China. In residence August 2013-August 2014.


Yao Ying

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Lecturer, Law School of Jilin University
Professor Yao’s areas of specialization are the law of the sea and public international law. Her research topic while at Columbia was an approach to protecting China’s maritime rights and interests, from the perspective of international law. Edwards Fellow. In residence January 2013-January 2014.


Zhang Chiyue

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Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Civil, Commercial and Economic Law, China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL)
Ms. Zhang’s areas of specialization are finance law, banking law, and bankruptcy law. Her research topic while at Columbia was "The Practice of Bank Insolvency Disposal in China: Another FDIC in the name of CBRC?" In residence August 2013-June 2014.


Zhu Chunhua

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Assistant Professor, South-Central University for Nationalities
Professor Zhu's areas of specialty are law and economics and administrative law. His research topic while at Columbia Law School is “A Comparative Study on Regulatory Disclosure Policies in America and China.” September 2013-August 2014.

Chang Jian

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Associate Professor, Law Department of Huazhong Normal University
Professor Chang's area of specialization is tort law and financial law. His topic while at Columbia was improving the legal remedy of mass torts in China based on U.S. experiences. Edwards Fellow. August 2012-August 2013.


Chen Baifeng

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Associate Professor, Law School of Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
Professor Chen's area of specialization is sociology of law. His research topic while at Columbia was the law of regulating farmer petitions. Edwards Fellow. In residence September 2012-August 2013.


Lai Junnan

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Ph.D. Candidate, Peking University Law School
Mr. Lai's area of specialization is legal history. His project while at Columbia was international law and late imperial China, 1840-1911. In residence September 2012-August 2013


Pan Xuanming

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Ph.D. in Laws, Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Mr. Pan's areas of specialization are dispute resolution, the legal profession, and interdisciplinary legal studies. His research topic while at Columbia was “Policy vs. Law—the Case of Basic-level Legal Workers in China.” Edwards Fellow. In residence March 2013-May 2013.


Ren Zili

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Professor, Beihang University
Professor Ren's areas of specialty are insurance law, torts law, and securities law. His research topic while at Columbia was a study on the catastrophic insurance legal system. Spring 2013.


Su Wenying

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Project Manager, Save the Children, Urumqi, China
Ms. Su helps to create child-protection projects for marginalized youth, with an emphasis on setting up a comprehensive community-based child protection mechanism that can be replicated as a sustainable model. At Columbia, she developed a project focusing on juvenile justice and the empowerment of young Muslim women. PILnet Fellow 2012-2013.


Tang Yanming

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Associate Professor, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics
Professor Tang's areas of interest are jurisprudence,law and economics and judicial theory. At Columbia Law School he researched China’s cooperative judicature. September 2012-August 2013.


Wan Yi

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Professor, Sichuan University School of Law
Professor Wan's areas of specialization are criminal procedure and evidence law. His research topic while at Columbia was the professional ethics of American prosecutors. Edwards Fellow. In residence September 2012-January 2013.


Xiao Han / Jing Ye

Xiao Han / Jing Ye headshot

Associate Professor, China University of Political Science and Law, School of Law
Professor Xiao's areas of specialization are legal history, comparative law, and constitutional law. His research topic while at Columbia was the causes of media violence, a study of mass mentality and institutionalization. Center for Chinese Legal Studies Fellow. In residence September 2012-May 2013.


Xu Chen

Xu Chen headshot

Associate Professor, Wuhan University School of Law
Professor Xu's area of specialization is administrative law. His research topic while at Columbia is experiential legal education,US experiences and its lessons for China. Edwards Fellow. In residence September 2012-August 2013.


Xu Xiao

Xu Xiao headshot

Associate Professor, Jilin University School of Law
Professor Xu's area of expertise is commercial law. His topic of interest while at Columbia Law School was to understand the impact of China's internationalization and its culture on social development. In residence September 2012-August 2013.


Yan Hailiang

Yan Hailiang headshot

Nanjing Normal University School of Law
Professor Yan's areas of specialization are jurisprudence, human rights, and constitutional law. His research while at Columbia is the “Chinese model of human rights” from the global perspective. In residence September 2012-August 2013.


Zheng Ruheng

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Deputy Director and Legal Aid Lawyer, Legal Aid Center, Panlong District, Kunming, Yunnan Province
Ms. Zheng coordinates the provision of legal aid across the district, supervises the center’s legal aid cases, and administers direct legal services to clients. At Columbia, Ms. Zheng developed a project on the creation of a network of public interest lawyers throughout southwestern China. PILnet Fellow 2012-2013.

Chang Jian

Chang Jian headshot

Associate Professor, Law Department, Huazhong Normal University
Professor Chang's areas of specialization include tort law and financial law. His research topic while at Columbia was improving the legal remedy of mass torts in China based on the U.S. experience. Edwards Fellow. Spring 2012 and Fall 2012.


Ding Ding

Ding Ding headshot

Professor of Law, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE)Professor Ding's areas of specialization are international law and business law. Her research topic while at Columbia is corporate social responsibility and legislation pertaining to low-carbon cities. Summer 2011.


Jiang Yunwei

Jiang Yunwei headshot

Associate Professor, Fudan University Law School
Professor Jiang's areas of specialization are torts and the law of medicine. Her research topic while at Columbia concerned the conflicts surrounding medical information rights. Edwards Fellow. Fall 2011.


Li Kefeng (Coco)

Li Kefeng (Coco) headshot

Public Interest Lawyer and Project Manager, Beijing Zhicheng Migrant Workers’ Legal Aid and Research Center (BZMW)
Ms. Li provides migrant workers with free legal advice, representation, and legal education. She supports BZMW’s mission of enhancing legal aid for migrant workers and of establishing a national network for the protection of migrant works’ rights. She received her master’s degree in jurisprudence from East China University of Political Science and Law. Her project as a PILnet International Fellow was to work to establish protective legal mechanisms for NGOs in China designed to empower and inform women regarding their labor rights. Fall 2011-Spring 2012.


Lin Xifen

Lin Xifen headshot

Lecturer, KoGuan Law School, Shanghai Jiaotong University
Professor Lin's areas of specialization are criminal procedure, judicial error in China, judicial reform in China, evidence law (especially the exclusionary rule in China), constitutionalism, and human rights. His research topic while at Columbia was called, "A Specious Road to Justice: The Recently Issued Exclusionary Rule in China and its Impact on Reducing Judicial Errors." Edwards Fellow. Fall 2011.


Song Jing (Lisa)

Song Jing (Lisa) headshot

Project Officer, Environmental Legal Service Center, All-China Environment Federation (ACEF)
Ms. Song has organized a number of forums and seminars on environmental issues targeting lawyers across China and has drafted legal reports and proposals advocating for strengthened environmental legislation. She also established a public pollution complaints line, which provides callers with legal guidance about their cases from lawyers and environmental experts. Ms. Song received her bachelor's degree in law at Beijing Forestry University and a master’s degree in economic law from Renmin University. Her project as a PILnet International Fellow, is the protection of environmental rights in China within the context of human rights, by creating codified mechanisms for public-interest litigation in China.


Su Mingyue

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Associate Professor, College for Criminal Law Science, Beijing Normal University
Professor Su's areas of specialization are juvenile justice, probation and parole, criminal law, and criminology. Her research topic while at Columbia was the juvenile justice model and the judicialization of juvenile corrections in China. Professor Su was an Edwards Fellow. In residence Fall 2011.


Wang Lusheng

Wang Lusheng headshot

Ph.D. Candidate, Sichuan University Law School
Wang Lusheng's areas of specialization are dispute resolution, procedural law, and the justice system. His research topic while at Columbia referenced how to support the courts more effectively, comparative legal research on the judicial finance system in China and the U.S. Mr. Wang was a Center for Chinese Legal Studies Fellow. In residence Fall 2011.


Xu Xin

Xu Xin headshot

Professor of Law, Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT)
Professor Xu’s areas of specialization are law and society, judicial system, and procedural law. His research topic while at Columbia was the state as “party” and politics of dispute resolution. Mr. Xu was a Center for Chinese Legal Studies Fellow. In residence Summer 2012.


Xue Yuan

Xue Yuan headshot

Associate Professor, The Law School of the University of International Business and Economics, China
Professor Xue's areas of specialization are international private law, international business law, alternative dispute resolution. Her research topic while at Columbia was online dispute resolution. In residence academic year 2011-2012.


Yang Fan

Yang Fan headshot

Ph.D. Candidate, Law School, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, School of Law
Mr. Yang's areas of specialization are civil and commercial law, especially torts. His area of research while at Columbia was an empirical and comparative study of financial compensation system for disaster victims in the U.S. In residence academic year 2011-2012.


Ye Liangfang

Ye Liangfang headshot

Associate Professor, Zhejiang University Guanghua Law School
Professor Ye's areas of specialization include criminal law, criminal justice, and social law. His research topic while at Columbia were the federal sentencing guidelines and their influence on Chinese sentencing reform. Professor Ye was an Edwards Fellow. In residence academic year 2011-2012.


Yue Lin

Yue Lin headshot

Ph.D. Candidate, Peking University
Mr. Yue's areas of specialization are sociology of law and legal philosophy. His research topic while at Columbia was the legal conflicts between patient’s autonomy and medical professional’s authority. In residence academic year 2011-2012.


Zhi Zhenfeng

Zhi Zhenfeng headshot

Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Dr. Zhi's area of specialization is jurisprudence. His research topic while at Columbia was judicial theory. Dr. Zhi was an Edwards Fellow.  In residence Fall 2011.

Cai Xilei
J.S.D. Candidate, Peking University Law School
Areas of specialization are sentencing justice, comparative criminal law research, and empirical legal research. Mr Cai's topic while at Columbia was "Sentencing Reform: Lessons from Past and Current American Sentencing Theories and Sentencing Practice which are Relevant for Planning China’s Current and Future Sentencing Reform." Spring 2011.

Chen Shi
Associate Professor, Sichuan University Law School
Professor Chen's areas of specialization are Constitutional civil rights, law and economics, and corporation law and securities regulation. His research topic while at Columbia was internet public opinion and the citizen/state relationship in China--an empirical study of 102 legal cases from 2002 to 2009. Academic year 2010-2011.

Du Ying
Professor, School of Law, Huazhong University of Science & Technology
Professor Du's area of specialization is intellectual property law. Her research topic while at Columbia was the evolution of China’s IP regime in the context of Sino-American relations: From political negotiations and unilateral measures to legal disputes. Center for Chinese Legal Studies Fellow. Full year 2010-2011.

Feng Kai
Associate Professor, School of American and Comparative Law, China University of Political Science and Law
Professor Feng's areas of specialization are tort Law and comparative law. Her research topic while at Columbia was the impact of the internet on components of tort liability law. Edwards Fellow. Fall 2010.

Gao Qinwei
Associate Professor, Law School, Central University of Finance and Economics of China
Professor Gao's area of specialization is administrative law. His research topic while at Columbia was the law governing the openness of government information. Academic year 2010-2011.

Li Qingming
Assistant Professor, Institute of International Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Li's area of specialization is private international law. His research topic while at Columbia was universal civil jurisdiction. Academic year 2010-2011.

Liu Renwen
Professor, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Science
Professor Liu's area of specialization is criminal law. His research topic while at Columbia was the regulation and control of police agencies. Center for Chinese Legal Studies Fellow. February 2011.

Ming Hui
Associate Professor, Law School, Beihang University
Professor Ming's areas of specialization are jurisprudence, legal history, and comparative law. His research topic while at Columbia was American realist jurisprudence and its possible reference to Chinese judicial reform and modern jurisprudence. Edwards Fellow. Fall 2010-early Spring 2011

Ni Shifeng
Research Fellow, Max-Planck-Institut für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte
Mr. Ni's areas of specialization are Chinese constitutional studies, law, and language. His research topic while at Columbia was modern Chinese constitutionalism through language engineering. Fall 2010.

Qi Jianjian
Associate Professor,  Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Qi's areas of specialization are criminal procedure, evidence law, judicial system, human rights, plea bargaining, and the alternative dispute resolution law. Her research topic while at Columbia was a comparative review between the U.S. and China of the protection of human rights of the accused in criminal procedure. Academic year 2010-2011.

Xie Jinjie
Associate Professor, Sun Yat-sen University Law School
Professor Xie's areas of specialization are criminal procedure law, the judicial system, constitutionalism, and judicial reform and institutional change in China. His research topic while at Columbia was the emergent regime of the pursuit of procedural justice in China--social transformation, legal practice and public opinions. Edwards Fellow. Academic year 2010-2011.

Yang Yanyan
Lecturer, Fudan University Law School
Professor Yang's area of specialization is civil procedural law. Her research topic while at Columbia was a study on group litigation with a focus on China, the U.S. and Germany. Edwards Fellow. Fall 2010.

Jun (Brian) Yao
Pro bono Attorney, Workers’ Rights, Dacheng Law Office
Mr. Yao was a partner at the Zhong Lun Law Firm, where he established pro bono programs and public services through the Zhong Lun Charitable Foundation. He has worked on high-profile cases involving the Chinese government and workers' rights violations. Brian established the first Administrative Law Committee (ALC) at the Guangzhou Bar Association, and later sat on the advisory committee for the first Public Law Firm offering free legal aid in Guangzhou. He established the Constitutional Law and Human Rights Committee at the Guangzhou Bar Association and served as the first executive director. PILnet Fellow. Fall 2010-Spring 2011.

Zhang Zhongmin
Assistant Professor of Law, Research Fellow of Environmental and Resource Law, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, China
Professor Zhang drafted legislation creating the first Chinese law to cite and recognize "environmental rights." He also drafted legislation introducing the terms "ecological compensation" and "environmental insurance" into Chinese law. He served as an assistant presiding judge at the Hanjian Intermediate People's Court of Hubei Province, where he investigated the Chinese judicial system and trained judges on environmental public interest litigation. PILnet Fellow. Fall 2010-Spring 2011.

Zhu Guobin
Associate Professor, School of Law, University of Hong Kong
Professor Zhu's research interests include Chinese and comparative constitutional law; the Basic Law of Hong Kong; the law of Human Rights in Hong Kong and China;  and public administration in China, comparative autonomy. His project while at Columbia was on autonomy in Tibet. Spring 2011.

Chen Liming
Associate Professor, Law School, Beijing Jiaotong University School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Professor Chen's areas of specialization are jurisprudence, constitutional law, and comparative law. Her research topic while at Columbia was a review of the Constitution and the protection of human rights. Fall 2009-Spring 2010.

Feng Jia
Ph.D. Candidate, China University of Political Science and Law
Mr. Feng's area of specialization is environmental law. His research topic while at Columbia was the impact of the Integrated Ecosystem Management (IEM) on the enforcement of environmental law. Fall 2009-Spring 2010.

Hu Shuijun
Associate Professor, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Hu's areas of specialization include jurisprudence, human rights theory, law and social theory. Professor Hu's research topic while at Columbia was the function of human rights in liberal political philosophy: Domestic versus international. Professor Hu was a Ford Fellow. Spring 2009-Fall 2009.

Huang Xuetao
Horizon Law Firm, Shenzhen
Ms. Huang has been involved in many high-profile cases in China  involving involuntary commitment and "re-education."  A community activist, she is also the first Chinese blogger on public and mental health issues. She authored "Proposal for Preventing the Abuse of Involuntary Confinement,"  which awaits discussion in Parliament. At Columbia, she studied the American experience with deinstitutionalizing the mentally disabled, with an aim to construct a critical analysis of the mental health system in China.  PILI Fellow (now PILnet). Fall 2009-Spring 2010.

Li Dongfang
Professor of Law, Director of the Institute of Economic Law, School of Civil, Commercial, and Economic Law, China University of Political Science and Law
Professor Li's areas of specialization are economic law, civil law, and commercial law, especially financial and securities law and cultural-heritage-protection law. His research topic while at Columbia was the legal system of securities regulation. Fall 2009-Spring 2010.

Li Honglei
Associate Professor, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Li's area of specialization is constitutional and administrative law. His research topic while at Columbia was local government law in the United States. Edwards Fellow. Fall 2009-Spring 2010.

Shen Ming
Assistant Professor, School of Law, Beijing Normal University
Professor Shen's areas of specialization are jurisprudence, philosophy of law, sociology of law, intellectual property law, and emergency law. His research topics while at Columbia were emergency law and crisis handling. Edwards Fellow. Fall 2009-Spring 2010.

Song Gang
Associate Professor, School of Law, Beijing Normal University
Professor Song's area of specialization is torts law and contract law. His research topic while at Columbia was the handling of tort cases in medical disputes. What can China learn from the U.S.? Edwards Fellow. Fall 2009.

Su Caixia
Professor, S.J.D., Dean of Criminal Law Department, School of Law, South-Central University of Economics and Law 
Professor Su's area of specialization is Chinese criminal law and international criminal law. Her research topic while at Columbia was a comparative study of the anti-corruption measures in the U.S. and China. Edwards Fellow. Spring 2010.

Tong Zongjin
Associate Professor, Law School, China University of Political Science and Law
Professor Tong's area of specialization is legal history, legal theory, and comparative law. His research topic while at Columbia was Chinese legal history from 1978 to 2008, the influences of foreign models and local experience. He conducted a review of Chinese law text books. Edwards Fellow. Fall 2009-Spring 2010.

Gulazat Tursun
Lecturer, Law School, Xinjiang University
Professor Tursun's areas of specialization are criminal law and human rights. Her research topic while at Columbia was the feasibility of case precedent in Chinese criminal law. Edwards Fellow. Spring 2010.

Wang Jun
Lecturer, School of Civil, Commercial and Economic Law, China University of Political Science and Law
Professor Wang’s areas of specialization include corporate and contract law. His research topic while at Columbia was successor liability in asset acquisitions in the U.S. Edwards Fellow. Fall 2009.

Xia Hui
Legal Aid Center, Ministry of Justice, Beijing
Ms. Xia provides direct legal aid and conducts policy-oriented research. She also manages the Canada-China Legal Aid and Community Legal Services Project, which includes organizing legal aid workshops, training, and education for Chinese lawyers. She also works for legal-system reform and ensuring the quality of free legal services. At Columbia, she developed measurable indicators for the quality of legal aid in China by analyzing the American legal aid experience. PILI Fellow (now PILnet). Fall 2009-Spring 2010.

Xie Xinsheng
Assistant Researcher, Center for International Law , Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Xie's areas of specialization include private international law and international commercial arbitration law. His project while at Columbia Law School was a study on the application of the lex arbitri in international commercial arbitration.

Zhou Qiong
Ph.D. Candidate, Law School, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Ms. Zhou's areas of specialization include civil and commercial law, especially tort law. Her research topic while at Columbia is a comparative study of tort law in America and China. Center for Chinese Legal Studies Fellow. Fall 2009-Spring 2010.

Chen Dong
Director, Urumqi Legal Aid Center
Mr. Chen served in the Urumqi Department of Justice. He also volunteers in several legal and social services organizations, including as a council member of the All China Lawyers’ Association, the standing director of the Urumqi Lawyers’ Association, the commissioner of the Urumqi Youth Committee, and a counselor for the Urumqi Consumer Protection Council. His project while in residence concerned strengthening the legal aid system in China. Chen Dong was a PILI Fellow (now PILnet). Fall 2008-Spring 2009.

Chi Manjiao
Assistant Professor of Law, Xiamen University Law School
Professor Chi’s areas of specialization include international arbitration and international economic law. His research topic while at Columbia was “Moving toward a depoliticized arbitration system: Problems and prospects in China.” Edwards Fellow. Spring 2009.

Huang Yih-Feng
Justice of the Supreme Court, Taipei, Taiwan
Justice Huang’s research topic while at Columbia was medical malpractice litigation. Judge Huang has served as Supreme Court justice in Taipei, Taiwan, since 2002, the culmination of a long career in the judicial system, which began in 1979 at the Taiwan Penghu District Court.  He received degrees from Loyola University School of Law, Tulane University School of Law, National Taiwan University, and National Chengchi University.  Fall 2008.

Jin Zining
Associate Professor, Shenzhen Graduate School of Peking University
Professor Jin's areas of specialization include general administrative law and the public/private law distinction. Her research topic while at Columbia was the distinction between public and private law, especially how public law and private law cooperate with each other in the process of Chinese social transformation. Edwards Fellow. Fall 2008-Spring 2009.

Liang Shangshang
Vice Dean of the Department of Law and Professor of Law, Zhejiang University Law School
Vice Dean Liang’s areas of specialization include civil law and commercial law, especially corporate law, securities law, property law, and tort law. His research topic while at Columbia was corporate law, especially corporate governance, securities law, and tort law. Fall 2008-Spring 2009.

Liu Jingdong
Associate Research Fellow, Center for International Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Mr. Liu’s areas of specialization include international economic law and WTO law. His research topic while at Columbia was an overview of the trade remedy system in WTO law, including rules of anti-dumping, and countervailing and safeguarding measures. Fall 2008-Spring 2009.

Mou Xiankui
Associate Professor, Director of the Center for East Asian Legal Studies at Shandong Law School, and Dean’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Law School of Shandong University
Professor Mou’s areas of specialization include constitutional law, civil and commercial law, and comparative law. His research topic while at Columbia was a judicial review of East Asia, including the human rights of students in compulsory education in China. He also researched the disclosure obligations of the contract law of China and the U.S. Mou Xiankui was an Edwards Fellow. Fall 2008-Spring 2009.

Tian Lei
Ph.D Candidate, Department of Government and Public Administration, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Mr. Tian’s areas of specialization include constitutional theory, the history of American constitutional law, comparative constitutional engineering, and the dynamics of the central-local relationship in the People’s Republic of China. His research topic while at Columbia was American constitutional theory and its influence on Chinese legal academia. Tian Lei was an Edwards Fellow. Fall 2008-Spring 2009.

Wang Ying
Ph.D. Candidate, Tsinghua University
Mr. Wang's areas of specialization include civil procedure law, dispute resolution, and judicial reform in China. His research topic while at Columbia was "Xinfang and justice: An empirical study of shesu xinfang." Fall 2008-Spring 2009. 

Wei Xiaona
Lecturer, Law School of Renmin University
Professor Wei is interested in negotiated criminal justice. While at Columbia she researching why it has emerged, when it takes place, its interaction with due process, American and European perspectives and practices, and public perception. She has noted the irony of this "post-modern" approach arising in China which is still "completing the task of modernization." Edwards Fellow. Spring 2008-Fall 2008.

Ye Xiaoqin (Jennifer)
Lecturer, Wuhan University School of Law, and the Executive Head of Women’s Rights Department of the Center for Protection of the Rights of Disadvantaged Citizens of Wuhan University
Professor Ye holds a  Ph.D. in law. Her research focuses on criminal law and women’s rights law and theory. She also works part-time as a practicing attorney at a local law firm and is the secretary general of the Ma Ke-chang Jurisprudence Foundation. Her project while in residence concerned the protection of human rights through public interest litigation and the criminal justice system.  PILI Fellow (now PILnet). Fall 2008-Spring 2009.

Yu Ying
Vice Dean, Law School, Jilin University
Vice Dean Yu’s areas of specialization are corporate law, securities law, and the law of negotiable instruments. Her research topic while at Columbia was corporate social responsibility. Center for Chinese Legal Studies Fellow. Fall 2008-Spring 2009.

Zhang Qun
Assistant Researcher, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Dr. Zhang’s areas of specialization include legal history and housing law. His research topic while at Columbia was a comparative study of the legal profession in housing cases in the U.S. and China. Edwards Fellow. Spring 2009.

Zhou Xiaohong
Assistant Professor and Vice Director of International Law, Law School of Jilin University
Professor Zhou's research addresses legal pluralism in a global context. She made a critical study of Western theories of globalization and law. At Columbia she extended this focus to embrace the areas of constitutional law and international law. Edwards Fellow. Spring 2008-Fall 2008. 

Dai Ruijun
Lecturer, Center for International Law Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Dai is interested in how human rights are implemented at the local, regional, and world levels. She is interested in how each entity resolves the differences in its law with that of U.N. law. Ford Fellow. Fall 2007-Spring 2008.

Ding Ding
Professor, Associate Dean, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE)
Professor Ding's focus at Columbia concerns M&A activities in China. She is looking at the US regulatory regime to determine a way to make China's regime more open to foreign investors. Her ideas center around creating a dynamic system with transparent and forseeable laws and rules. Fulbright Fellow. Fall 2007-Spring 2008.

Li Xia
Staff Lawyer, Dongfang Public Interest and Legal Aid Law Firm and Research Fellow at the Institute of Law of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Ms. Li conducts research on administrative law, including specific focus on the Chinese administrative litigation and information laws.  During her fellowship with PILI, Ms. Li will develop a project on administrative public interest litigation in the U.S. and China. Fall 2007.

Ran Hao
Associate Professor, Law Institute, Chinese Academy of Social Science
Professor Ran has been interested primarily in two concepts during her stay at Columbia. The first is how public law and private law compensate for each other. The second is how the concept of human rights gradually comes to possess meaning, especially against the backdrop of commercial, social, and technological transformation. Edwards Fellow. Fall 2007.

Wallace Wen-yeu Wang
Professor of Law and Director of the Research Center for Economic and Financial Law, College of Law, National Taiwan University 
Professor Wang's specialties are corporate law, financial law, law and economics. At Columbia Law School his research focuses on comparative corporate law. Fall 2007.

Wang Xigen
Professor, Vice Dean Law School of Wuhan University
Professor Wang's research interests at Columbia include human rights as it relates to development. He is also focusing on the "rule by law" as it is practiced in various countries. This research is intended to help him complete a serious of articles as well as a legislative proposal. Fall 2007-Spring 2008.

Wei Xiaona
Lecturer, Law School of Renmin University
Professor Wei is interested in negotiated criminal justice. In particular she is interested in why it has emerged, when it takes place, its interaction with due process, American and European perspectives and practices, and public perception. She has noted the irony of this "post-modern" approach arising in China which is still "completing the task of modernization." Edwards Fellow. Spring 2008.

Xie Zengyi
Assistant Professor of Law, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
Professor Xie's fields of interest are labor law, company law, and securities law. He focuses on the study of labor rights, especially international labor standards and labor protection in China. At Columbia, he is investigating how to improve the substance and enforcement of labor law in China. Fall 2007.

Yao Yao
Director of Law and Public Participation, Civil Society Watch
 Mr. Yao’s work includes advocacy for the rights of people suffering from AIDS and advocacy on environmental protection in China. This includes development of public hearings, litigation and capacity building with other NGOs.  During his fellowship with PILI (Public Interst Law Initiative) Mr. Yao will develop a project on People’s Right to Access to Clean Water. Fall 2007.

Yu Fei
Associate Professor, School of Civil and Commercial Law, China University of Political Science and Law
A primary interest of Professor Yu is American tort law. During his stay at Columbia his goal has been to compare the tort laws of the different legal systems from the perspective of functionalism, and to examine the implications for the formulation of Chinese tort law. In particular he has been interested in the application of public policy and moral standards in tort law. Yu Fei is an Edwards Fellow. Fall 2007-Spring 2008.

Zhou Xiaohong
Assistant Professor and Vice Director of International Law, Law School of Jilin University
Professor Zhou's research addresses legal pluralism in a global context. She is making a critical study of Western theories of globalization and law. At Columbia she is extending this focus to embrace the areas of constitutional law and international law. Edwards Fellow. Spring 2008.

Chang Jiwen
Professor, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Chang's research interests surround environmental law and international environmental law. At Columbia Law School he researched what China can learn from the American experience with the institution of class action environmental lawsuits. Edwards Fellow. Spring 2007.

Deng Jianpeng
Professor, School of Law, Chinese Central University of Nationalities
Professor Deng's area of expertise is civil litigation and the society of the Qing Dynasty. His topic of interest while at Columbia Law School was civil litigation and the civil regulations of traditional China, especially during the Qing Dynasty--traditional civil litigation and its influence in contemporary China. Edwards Fellow. Spring 2007.

Huang Wenyi
Professor and Vice Dean, Jilin University School of Law
Professor Huang is an expert in the philosophy of law and comparative law in China. At Columbia, he researched "new liberalism" in the United States and how it developed after World War II. Spring and Fall 2006.

Li Gang (Paul)
Mr. Li Gang is founder and board member of the Beijing Impact Law Firm, created in June 2006. He is also the founder and editor in chief of the "China Public Interest Litigation" website.  Mr. Li received his Bachelor of Law from China's Northwestern University of Political Science and Law in 1991, his Master of Law from the China University of Political Science and Law in 1999, and holds a doctorate in law from the Law School of Tsinghua University.  Mr. Li is also a partner in private practice with the Beijing ZhongWen Law Firm.  While at Columbia, Mr. Li developed a project on managing a public interest law organization in China. PILI fellow (now PILnet). Fall 2006-Spring 2007.

Liao Fan
Assistant Professor, Center for International Law Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Prof. Liao's areas of interest include financial law, international finance law, and corporate law. While at Columbia Law School he studied regulation of financial conglomerates. He has worked with the People's Bank of China, the China Securities Regulatory Commission, and the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges. Fall 2006-Spring 2007

Liu Chengwei (Roy Lexway)
Assistant Professor, School of American and Comparative Law, China University of Political Science and Law
Professor Liu received his B.A. in law from Hunan University, his M.A. from Northwestern University of Politics and Law, and his Ph.D. from the Institute of Law of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. At Columbia Law School, Professor Liu conducted research on the interaction between codification of law and social change. He intended to make theoretical and practical preparations for the codification of civil law in China so as to promote China's law reform movement.  Edwards Fellow. Fall 2006.

Carl F. Minzner
International Affairs Fellow, Counsel on Foreign Relations
An expert on Chiese legal institutions and reforms, Mr. Minzner researched Chinese legal and political reforms, their effect on domestic social stability, and the implications of those reforms for U.S.-China relations. He holds a J.D. from Columbia University Law School, a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia's SIPA, and a B.A. from Stanford. Spring 2007.

Rachel Stern
Doctoral Student, Political Science Department, University of California at Berkeley
At Columbia Law School, Ms. Stern conducted research for her doctoral dissertation. She was interested in Chinese environmental litigation and "cause lawyers", specifically their impact on social change. Ms. Stern was a recipient of an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant. Fall 2006.

Shieh Ming-Yan
Professor, College of Law, National Taiwan University
Professor Shieh's specialty is intellectual property rights law especially P2P file-transfer technology. He has been a professor at National Taiwan University for 16 years and he is the director and/or advisor for governmental and quasi-governmental organizations.  Fulbright Scholar. Spring 2007.

Wang Jinyuan
Associate Professor of Law, Wuhan Law School
Professor Wang received his J.D. from Wuhan University in 2000. He has written and contributed to several publications on the subject of constitutional law. He is the director of the Constitutional Law Branch of the Chinese Law Association, an arbitrator on the Wuhan Arbitration Commission, and a lawyer at Hubei Luojia Law Firm. At Columbia Law School he researched a project titled, "Due Process of the American Constitution and the Perfecting of the Chinese Constitution." Fulbright Scholar. Fall 2006-Spring 2007.

Xie Zengyi
Assistant Professor of Law, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
Professor Xie's fields of interest are labor law, company law, and securities law. He focuses on the study of labor rights, especially international labor standards and labor protection in China. He investigated how to improve the substance and enforcement of labor law in China. Spring 2007.

Yang Chunfu
Professor of Law, Vice Dean, Nanjing University
Professor Yang has served as an adjunct professor at Jiangsu Judges College; the director of the Nanjing University Asian and Pacific Law Institute; the president of Jiangsu Jurisprudence and Constitutional Law Institute; and is a standing council member and board member of the Academic Committee for the Jiangsu Law Society. At Columbia Law School, Professor Yang conducted a comparative study on judicial protection of human rights in China and the U.S. Edwards Fellow. Fall 2006.

Zhang Shoudong
Associate Professor of Law, China University of Political Science and Law (CUPSL)
Professor Zhang completed his undergraduate and graduate legal studies at CUPSL. He also studied at Beijing University's training program for research on religion. At CUPSL he teaches Chinese legal history and comparative constitutional law. At Columbia Law School, Professor Zhang conducted a comparative study of church and state in the U.S. and China. Edwards Fellow. Spring 2007.

Zhang Wenjuan (Wendy)
Public Interest Lawyer, Beijing Children's Legal Aid and Research Center
She provides free legal service to children and their families.  Ms. Zhang also directs the work of the Public Interest Law Research and Program Management (OPILRPM), which supports the work of the Beijing Children's Legal Aid and Research Center, as well as the more recently formed Beijing Legal Office for Rural Migrants.  Ms. Zhang earned her law degree from Peking University Law School.  While at Columbia, Ms. Zhang developed a project related to the promotion of children's rights in China. PILI fellow. Fall 2006-Spring 2007.

Zhang Wusheng
Professor of Law, Fudan University Law School and Expert Counselor at Shanghai Municipal Court and Procuratorate
At Fudan University, Prof. Zhang teaches civil procedure, evidence, legal profession, criminal procedure, and supervises the legal clinic. At Columbia University Professor Zhang researches American class-action litigation. He is interested in the theory and practice of settling group disputes. Edwards Fellow. Spring 2007.

Du Ying
Associate Professor, China Central Party School, Beijing.
Professor Du is an expert in civil and commercial Law, insurance law, and intellectual property law. While at Columbia her research interest was reform and perfection of the Chinese onsurance legal system--a comparative study with the American system. Fall 2005-Early Spring 2006.

Feng Yujun
Associate Professor, Renmin University of China School of Law
Professor Feng's areas of interest are law and globalization, law and economics, legal theory of China, and comparative economic law. At Columbia, Professor Feng researched globalization and legal reform in China.  Edwards Fellow. Fall 2005-Spring 2006.

Li Xuejun (June Li)
Associate Professor, Renmin University of China School of Law
Professor Li's areas of interst are criminal procedure law and criminal evidence law. While at Columbia Law School she concentrated on the expert witness and expert evidence system--from a comparative perspective. Fall 2005-Spring 2006.

Jia Ping
Aizhixing Institute of Health Education, Beijing
Mr. Jia participated in conjunction with SIPA in the Human Rights Advocates Program at Columbia University's Center for the Study of Human Rights.  As a lawyer in China, he works to protect people with or affected by HIV/AIDS, in particular women, sex workers, migrant workers, drug users, and other who are socially excluded. Fall 2005.

Hsu Kingchai
Judge, Taichung High Administrative Court, Taiwan
Judge Hsu, who was visiting Columbia at the invitation of Judge Gerard Lynch, conducted research on the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines, with a  view to their possible relevance for the establishment of sentencing guidelines for Taiwan. Fall 2005.

Huang Jin
Lecturer, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Huang's research fields include international law and international economic law. At Columbia he conducted research on antitrust law. Spring 2006.

Ren Zili
Associate Professor, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics School of Law
Professor Ren is a leading young scholar of securities law in China.  At Columbia he researched corporate law, in particular U.S. law regarding management buy-outs. Fall 2005.

Xiang Yan
Associate Professor, Wuhan University School of Law
Professor Xiang directs the Juvenile Department of Center for the Protection of the Rights of Disadvantaged Citizens (CPRDC) at Wuhan University. As a PILI Fellow (now PILnet) at Columbia, she researched clinical legal education, legal history, and juvenile rights. Fall 2005-Spring 2006.

Yi Jimin
Professor, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Yi's specialties are jurisprudence and civil law. His topic of research while at Columbia Law School was "The Purpose of Property Rights - How to Design the Property System for The Civil Code of the People's Republic of China." Edwards Fellow. Fall 2005-Spring 2006.

Zhang Jingjing
Staff Lawyer and Chief of the Litigation Department of the Center for Legal Assistance for Pollution Victims, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing
Ms. Zhang is a leading environmental lawyer in China, where her work focuses on toxic torts litigation and class actions.  As a PILI fellow, she researched citizen suits, public participation in environmental matters, and environmental justice. Fall 2005-Spring 2006.

Zhang Lan (Laney)
Assistant Professor, Nanjing University Law School
Professor Zhang is working as a post-doctoral research scholar with the Center for Chinese Legal Studies (CCLS).  Her areas of research include comparative law, international commercial arbitration, and legal education. Wu Scholar. Fall 2005-Spring 2006.

Chen Weidong
Renmin University School of Law, Beijing  
Professor Chen's area of expertise is criminal procedure, and a leading academic advocate of further reforms to China's criminal procedure law. While at Columbia Law School he conducted research on bail reform, pre-trial procedure and human rights law in the U.S. Edwards Fellow. Fall 2004.

Chen Xixin
Professor, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Chen's area of interest at Columbia Law School was civil law. Edwards Fellow. Spring 2005.

Dou Lijun
Partner, Beijing East IP Law Firm and former General Counsel in the Beijing Office of Tom.com
Ms. Dou's area of expertise is the regulation of the Internet in China. At Columbia Law School the title of her topic was, "Internet Regulation by the Chinese Government: Control of the Internet and Evolution of the Government." Fall 2004-Spring 2005.

Gong Xiaobing
Director of International Exchange, Ministry of Justice, Beijing
Formerly Director of the Legal Aid Office of the Ministry of Justice and then of the Lawyers Department, Mr. Gong was the architect of China's legal aid system.  During his time in charge of the Legal Aid Office, he oversaw the growth of legal aid in China from a handful of offices in the mid-1990s to more than 1,000 government-backed offices in 2002. At Columbia he conducted research on the role of lawyers in politics and how lawyers play roles beyond mere economic agents.  He also conducted research on the basic components of "rule of law" societies.

Jin Qian
Department of Treaties, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Beijing
At Columbia Law School, Ms. Jin conducted research on the application of international treaties in Hong Kong and Macao and conducted a comparative study of treaty procedures in China and the U.S. Wu Fellow. Fall 2004.

Tong Zhiwei 
Dean, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Law 
Dean Tong is a leading authority on the Chinese constitution. He conducted research on comparative constitutional law.  He also investigated how constitutional law is taught in the U.S. Fall 2004.

Wang Zhiqiang
Assistant Dean, Fudan University School of Law
Dean Wang's area of expertise is Chinese and comparitive legal history. His research topic while at Columbia was Chinese legal reasoning. Edwards Fellows. Spring 2005.

Xu Yongjun
Senior Prosecutor, Department of Research and Propaganda, Haidian District People's Procuratorate, Beijing
Mr. Xu is a scholar of criminal procedure. While at Columbia Law School his research topic was "The Balance between Independence and Supervision of Prosecutors - A Comparative Analysis." Wu Fellow. Fall 2004.

Yi Jimin
Professor, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Yi's specialties are jurisprudence and civil law. His topic of research while at Columbia Law School was "The Purpose of Property Rights - How to Design the Property System for The Civil Code of the People's Republic of China." Edwards Fellow. Spring 2005.

Zhang Wanhong
Professor, Wushan University School of Law
Professor Zhang's areas of expertise are jurisprudence, comparative constitutional law, and law and literature. His research topic while at Columbia was law in China's New Era literature. Edwards Fellow. Spring 2005.

2004 PILI Fellows (now known as PILnet)

In 2004, the Center for Chinese Legal Studies welcomed two leading public interest lawyers from China under the auspices of the Public Interest Law Inititives (PILI) program (now known as PILnet). Together with other visiting faculty, they continued the Center's strong tradition of working to strengthen public interest law and clinical legal education in China.

Tong Lihua 
Director of the Beijing Zhicheng Law Firm and Beijing Child Legal Aid and Research Center.  He also serves as Director of the Special Committee for Child Protection of the National Chinese Lawyers' Association.  Mr. Tong founded and has led the largest non-governmental children's legal aid organization in China--the Beijing Child Legal Aid and Research Center.  He will be in residence during the fall semester.

Zhang Wenguang
Research Fellow, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) 
At CASS, Mr. Zhang chief of the civil project department of Dongfang Public Interest Litigation and Legal Aid Law Firm.  His research project at Columbia will focus on corporate social responsibility.  He will be in residence during the fall and spring semesters.

Jiang Xiaohong
Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Professor Jiang's areas of expertise are International Law and EU Law. Her project while at Columbia Law School was called "The Applicability of Anti-dumping Laws to Chinese Products: A Comparative Study." Edwards Fellow. Spring 2004.

Shen Minrong
Associate Professor of Law, Wuhan University
Professor Shen holds a Ph.D. in both law and physics. Professor Shen's legal academic interests include WTO and development of economic law in China. While at Columbia Law School, Prof. Shen concentrated on WTO and a comparative study of American and Chinese law.

Tseng Wang-ruu
National Taiwan University, Professor of Law
Professor Tseng's field of expertise is corporate Law, securities regulations and conflict of laws. Her topic was "A Study on Business Organizations and their Practices in Ancient Chinese Commercial Societies Circa the Ching Dynasty and How they Apply to Modern Day Taiwan" Edwards Fellow. Spring 2004.

Wang Yong 
Associate Professor of Law and Deputy Director of the Business Law Institute, China University of Political Science and Law (CUPSL); Vice Secretary of the National Associate of Business Law in China
Professor Wang's academic interests include civil law, business law, securities law and analytical jurisprudence. His research project while at Columbia Law School was "Corporate law and Corporate Governance: Chinese issues and American Experience." Fulbright Fellow. Spring 2003.

Xiao Houguo
Associate Professor of Law, Southwest University of Political Science; Chief Editor, Southwest University of Political Science Law Review
Professor Xiao's fields of expertise are private law, the history of law, and philosophy of law. As a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School, Prof. Xiao conducted research into "The Rise and Fall of Private Property." Spring 2004.

Zheng Ge
Associate Professor of Law, Peking University
Professor Zheng's primary areas of research in China include constitutional law, Anglo-American legal history and jurisprudence. At Columbia Law School, he concentrated on the theory and practice of the first amendment in American constitutional law. Edwards Fellow. Fall 2003-Spring 2004.

Zuo Weimin
Professor, Sichuan University School of Law
Professor Zuo's areas of focus are criminology, criminal procedural law, and the court and judicial systems. His research while at Columbia Law School concerned the constitution and criminal procedural law. Edwards Fellow. Fall 2003.

2003 PILI Fellows (now known as PILnet)

In 2003, the Center for Chinese Legal Studies welcomed two leading public interest lawyers from China under the auspices of the Public Interest Law Inititives (PILI) program (now known as PILnet). Together with other visiting faculty, they continued the Center's strong tradition of working to strengthen public interest law and clinical legal education in China.

Lin Lihong
Assistant Executive Director, Administrative Law, Wuhan University Center for the Protection of the Rights of Disadvantaged Groups, Wuhan University School of Law
Professor Lin helped found the legal aid clinic at Wuhan University School of Law. She oversaw the administrative law clinic.

Xu Hui (Julia)
Executive Director, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Deputy Head of the Center for Legal Consultation and Legal Aid
The focus of her project was women's rights.