Dr Ernest Caldwell
BA (Alabama), LLM (Singapore), MA (Kansas), PhD (Chicago)
- Dr Ernest Caldwell
- Email address:
- +44 (0)207 898 4645
- SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
- Russell Square: College Buildings
- Office No:
- Office Hours:
- Tuesday 13:00-15:00
- On Sabbatical:
- Term 1 and 2 (2015/16)
Ernest Caldwell joined the SOAS law faculty in 2012 as Lecturer in Chinese Law. He has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in legal history, Sinology, Chinese literature, and Asian legal systems. Ernest specialises in the study of Chinese and Taiwanese law, human rights in Asia, and comparative constitutional law. His current book project examines the history of the Control Yuan (監察院) in China and Taiwan from the perspectives of constitutional design and constitutional change.
In addition to his work on modern law, Ernest actively researches and publishes on topics related to the formation of early Chinese legal thought.
Ernest’s research on traditional and contemporary Chinese legal and political thought has been published in edited volumes and several journals including the Law and History Review, Chicago-Kent Law Review, Max Weber Studies, and Early China. He previously served as Vice-president of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Legal History and the associate journal editor for Comparative Legal History.
At SOAS, Ernest offers an undergraduate survey of Chinese law covering the late imperial period to the present. He also offers several postgraduate courses on Chinese constitutionalism, human rights in China, and Taiwanese law. He is happy to advise MA/LLM dissertations on topics related to these fields.
PhD Students supervised
- Biye Gao, Exploring Chinese Mothers' Reproductive Agency (working title)
Edited Books or Journal Volumes
Caldwell, Ernest and Chang, Xiangqun and Leoussi, Athena and Whimster, Sam, eds. (2014) Max Weber and China: Culture, Law, and Capitalism, Part 1. Special Issue of Max Weber Studies 14.1. Berlin: Quotus Publishing.
Caldwell, Ernest and Chang, Xiangqun and Leoussi, Athena and Whimster, Sam, eds. (2014) Max Weber and China: Culture, Law, and Capitalism, Part 2. Special Issue of Max Weber Studies 14.2. Berlin: Quotus Publishing.
Caldwell, Ernest and Nardin, Terry, eds. (2012) Methodological Approaches to Asian Constitutionalism. Symposium Issue of the Chicago-Kent Law Review. Chicago: Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology.
Caldwell, Ernest (2015) 'Opportune Moments in Early Chinese Strategic Thought: The Concept of ji 機 in the Warring States Period Bamboo Manuscript Cao Mie’s Battle Arrays.' In: Lorge, Peter and Roy, Kaushik, (eds.), Chinese and Indian Warfare: The Classical Age to 1870. London: Routledge, pp. 17-31.
Caldwell, Ernest (2014) 'Social Change and Written Law in Early Chinese Legal Thought.' Law and History Review, 32 (1). pp. 1-30.
Caldwell, Ernest (2014) 'Promoting Action in Early Chinese Political Philosophy: A First Look at the Warring States Period Bamboo Manuscript Cao Mie’s Battle Arrays.' Early China, 37 . pp. 259-289.
Caldwell, Ernest and Chang, Xiangqun and Leoussi, Athena and Whimster, Sam (2014) 'Editorial on Max Weber and China: Culture, Law, and Capitalism.' Max Weber Studies, 14 (2). pp. 137-145.
Caldwell, Ernest (2012) 'Horizontal Rights and Chinese Constitutionalism: Judicialization through Labor Disputes.' Chicago-Kent Law Review, 88 (1). pp. 63-91.
Caldwell, Ernest and Nardin, Terry (2012) 'Introduction: Methodological Approaches to Asian Constitutionalism.' Chicago-Kent Law Review, 88 (1). pp. 3-10.
Caldwell, Ernest (2014) 'Review of Mike MacConville and Eva Pils eds., 'Comparative Perspectives on Criminal Justice in China'.' China Quarterly, 216 . pp. 1078-1080.
Caldwell, Ernest (2011) 'Review of Wong Yun-Bor. Autonomy and Protection of Fundamental Rights in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.' Asian Journal of International Law, 1 (2). pp. 423-424.
Caldwell, Ernest (2015) 'Visualising Constitutionalism in China (Online).' Law and Development: Thinking Into / About Practice. University of Kent Law School .