International Conference on “Methodology of researching and teaching Chinese law”

Saint Petersburg, Russia
18th Oct 2019

Saint Petersburg State University in collaboration with the Polish Research Center for Chinese Law and Economy, the Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture and Sino-Russian Legal Research Center of Jilin University is

International Conference on “Methodology of researching
and teaching Chinese law” to be held on 18th October 2019
at St. Petersburg, Russia.

Our objective is to bring together researchers from all over the world and academics teaching Chinese law to non-Chinese students to discuss the challenges of conducting research on Chinese Law in foreign universities and subsequently, adopting the best practices.

This conference seeks your opinion to deliberate on the issues of Chinese law research and teaching through a creative sharing of ideas, research and practice and
to develop a platform for the establishment of cooperation between specialists in relevant fields of Chinese law.

Conference themes include but are not limited to:

• Defining the concept and the object of legal research
• Criteria for the good legal research
• The role of practise in teaching and researching Chinese Law
• The contributions of comparative law to teaching and researching Chinese Law
• The interpretation of legal sources
• The use of interdisciplinary methods
• Quantitative empirical approaches to researching Chinese Law
• Building the syllabus for teaching different branches of Chinese Law

Please note that participation is free of charge. Participants are responsible for organizing and paying for their own travel costs to the conference venue and for their accommodation and meals.

Important dates

▪ Abstract Submission Deadline: 15.08.2019
▪ Notification of Acceptance: 25.08.2019

Please submit your proposal (250-500 words) to the Organizing Committee by email to

Please mention your affiliation, title of the presentation, contact details including your full name (surname-name) and telephone number.

Organizing Committee:

Dr. Elena Sychenko, Associate Professor, Saint Petersburg University,
Dr. Piotr Grzebyk, Director of the Polish Research Centre for Chinese Law,
Dr. Xirong Ren, Professor, Jilin University School of Law,
Dr. Ulla Liukkunen, Professor, University of Helsinki, Director of the Center of
Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture,
Dr. Zhu Mingzhe, Associate Professor, College of Comparative Law, China
University of Political Science & Law,
Dr. Yan Tian, Assistant Professor & Assistant Dean, Law School, Peking

Contact person:

Igor Dobrysh,

Conference venue:

Law Faculty, Saint Petersburg State University
22 liniya, V.O., 7

For all inquiries please contact the Organizing
We are looking forward to seeing you!

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