SOAS University of London

Centre of East Asian Law

Law, Governance and Development: The Transformation of Property Rights in Land and Property Law in China

Law, Governance and Development
Various speakers

Date: 11 May 2012Time: 9:00 AM

Finishes: 12 May 2012Time: 1:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: G3

Type of Event: Workshop

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Following its workshop on Law and Orientalism in 2011, CEAL, with the support of the Centre of Chinese Studies, SOAS, will hold a workshop on The Transformation of Property Rights in Land and Property Law in China.

Since 1978, China has seen a ‘revival’ of property rights. The decollectivisation of rural communes, the ‘corporatisation’ of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), and the emergence of urban property markets have been hindered or encouraged by legal reforms. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the nature and significance of the re-emergence of private property in land and the legal framework concerning landed property in the context of rapid socio-economic change in post-Mao China from a variety of perspectives whilst retaining a focus on law. The workshop’s broader aim is to contribute to the understanding of the changing nature of contemporary China through an examination of private property.

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Organiser: Carol Tan and XU Ting, Centres and Programmes Office

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