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Symposium on Constitutional Identity with a Focus on China

On Monday 11 December 2017, Zhai Han L.L.M., will defend her Ph.D dissertation Constitutional Identity of Contemporary China: The Unitary System and its Internal Logic. Following the defense, a symposium will be held to further debate the issues explored by Han in her research.

The contributions to the symposium will explore the contemporary identity of the Chinese constitutional order compared with other approaches to constitutional identity and its future in a theoretical and comparative perspective. The Symposium will be chaired by Dr. Gerhard van der Schyff.



Welcome by Professor Philip EIJLANDER (Professor of Regulation and Legislative Studies, Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History, Tilburg Law School and past Rector of Tilburg University)


Professor ZHU Jie (Professor of Constitutional Law and Vice Director of Intra-party Laws and Regulations IPLR, Wuhan University) Title of presentation: China’s governance over the SARs and the blueprint of reunification with Taiwan in the New Era


Professor Ernst HIRSCH BALLIN (Distinguished University Professor, Tilburg University and Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Amsterdam) Title of Presentation: Democracy, ethnocracy and demoicracy: What we can learn from comparative constitutionalism?


WU Liangjian (LL.M. and LL.B., Peking University, Ph.D. candidate, Sciences Po, Paris) Title of Presentation: Vertical (re)distribution of fiscal power and constitutional safeguard of subnational fiscal autonomy under China’s unitary system


Dr. Gerhard van der Schyff (Associate Professor, Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History, Tilburg Law School) Title of Presentation: The concept of constitutional identity in the European space


ZHAI Han (LL.B., Inner Mongolia University, LL.M., China University of Political Science and Law)

Closing reflections




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Date and time

Monday, 11 December 2017, 13.30-17.00

Registration and information

Secretariaat PER-TLS, frw.per.secretariaat@tilburguniversity.edu

When: 11 December 2017 13:30

End date: 11 December 2017 17:00