Chinese Politics & Society: Public Lecture Series
This weekly lecture series provides an in-depth exploration of current issues in Chinese politics and society. Each week features an expert lecture from world-renowned China scholars. Topics covered include China's political economy, the Chinese Communist Party, reforms post-1980s, urban-rural divide, environmental challenges, media freedom, student movements, and higher education in China. This lecture series is open to the public and is run in conjunction with a course taught by Professor Yiqing Xu.
About the Speaker
Zhang Taisu is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School and works on comparative legal and economic history, private law theory, and contemporary Chinese law and politics. He is the author of two books and numerous article. His book The Laws and Economics of Confucianism received the 2018 Presidents Award from the Social Science History Association and the 2018 Gaddis Smith Book Prize from the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. Zhang is a regular commentator on Chinese law, society, and politics in media outlets.