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Sept. 28: "Does China Have a Legal System?"

A talk at the law school by Jerome Cohen, one of this country's preeminent scholars of the Chinese law and justice system

When: Thursday September 28, lecture 5:30 PM; reception 6:30 PM

Where: IU-Indianapolis Law School, Wynne Courtroom

Jerome Cohen is a giant in the field of Chinese legal studies. As Director of East Asian Legal Studies at Harvard Law School from 1964-1979, he helped pioneer the introduction of East Asian legal systems and perspectives into American legal curricula. While he lived in China in 1979-81 (a crucial period for China's economic opening to the global market), he advised American businesses and taught courses to the highest level Chinese government officials about international business law. He is currently a professor in the NY University Law School, an Adjunct Senior Fellow for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, a Senior Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; he serves as arbitrator and mediator in international business disputes relating to Asia, and advises families of persons detained in China.

You can see some of his recent non-academic articles about China here. I particularly recommend his testimony before Congress: Law in Political Transitions: Lessons from East Asia and the Road Ahead for China; and his recent article "China’s Legal Reform at the Crossroads."

Want to bring yourself up to speed about China before the event? You could read some breaking news articles from Yahoo. Taiwan Security Research thoroughly collects the best news articles about China and its neighborhood; the best economic analyses is assembled at Roubini Global Economics Monitor.

If you like this event, make sure you see the exhibition of contemporary Chinese art "On the Edge" at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Henry Rosemont, an eminent scholar on Chinese philosophy, addresses whether China's economic success is a threat to the US.

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