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Jerome Cohen: The Rule of Law Under Xi Jinping
Talk by Jerome Cohen, New York University School of Law
Thursday, February 26, 2015
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Law School room 1420
Prof. Jerome Cohen, one of the world’s foremost experts on Chinese law and legal institutions, will discuss recent developments in China’s legal system, the fallout from the Zhou Yongkang corruption case, and prospects for legal reform in the wake of the recent Fourth Plenum.
Jerome Cohen is a professor of law at the New York University School of Law, and an adjunct senior fellow for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Prof. Cohen formerly served as Jeremiah J. Smith professor, director of East Asian legal studies, and associate dean at Harvard Law School. He has published several books, including The Criminal Process in the People’s Republic of China, 1949–63, People’s China and International Law, and Contract Laws of the People’s Republic of China, and many articles on Chinese law as well as a general book, China Today, coauthored with his wife, Joan Lebold Cohen. Prof. Cohen is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School. He was a law clerk to both U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren and to Justice Felix Frankfurter. He was also a partner at the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
Commentator: Prof. Yunxiang Yan, Director of the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies, Professor of Anthropology
Moderator: Prof. Alex L. Wang, UCLA School of Law
Interpreting Cultural Exchange along China’s Northern Frontier in the Third Century BCE
Talk by Xiaolong Wu, Hanover College
Thursday, February 26, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Dodd Hall 161
Focusing on the recently discovered Majiayuan cemetery in Gansu Province, this talk discusses the rich remains in those tombs in the context of contemporaneous finds along China’s Northern Frontier as well as those further west on the Eurasian steppe. The highly mixed and innovative cultural phenomena observable in those finds are analyzed in relation to cultural hybridity and the Post-colonial paradigm, revealing social and economic implications of the cultural exchange between China and its northern pastoral neighbors. Xiaolong Wu studied Chinese Archaeology at Peking University and received a PhD in Art History from the University of Pittsburgh. He is currently Associate Professor of Art History at Hanover College in Indiana. His research focuses on Chinese art and archaeology of the late Zhou period and is specifically concerned with the role of material culture in the construction of political and cultural identities. His book manuscript titled Material Culture and Political Power in Ancient China: Archaeology and History of the Zhongshan State is currently under the second round of review with Cambridge University Press.