Undergraduate Deputy Admissions Tutor
Chair, Centre of East Asian Law (CEAL)
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
- Dr Ernest Caldwell
- Email address:
- +44 (0)207 898 4645
- Senate House
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- Office Hours:
- Thursday 13:00 - 15:00
Ernest Caldwell joined the SOAS law faculty in 2012. He has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in legal history, Sinology, Chinese literature, and Asian legal systems. After several years of researching the constitutional systems of China and Taiwan, Ernest’s interests shifted to environmental law and governance in East and Southeast Asia. He is particularly interested in law and governance issues related to biodiversity, natural resources, wildlife conservation/protection, and illegal wildlife trafficking.
Ernest is currently working on two long-term research projects related to wildlife law and natural resource governance in Asia. The first project undertakes an historical analysis of Chinese legislation and social attitudes concerning wildlife protection and utilisation from imperial times to the present. The second project utilises a comparative legal framework to examine the diversity of wildlife protection and conservation laws among the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and considers whether or not there is potential for the development of a regional approach to wildlife protection.
Ernest’s research has been published in edited volumes and several journals including the Law and History Review, Chicago-Kent Law Review, University of Illinois Law Review, Washington International Law Journal, Max Weber Studies, and Early China. His first book, Writing Chinese Laws: The Form and Function of Legal Statutes Found in the Qin Shuihudi Corpus, will be published in 2018 (Routledge Series in Asian Law). Ernest currently serves as an associate editor for the International Journal of Taiwan Studies (Brill), after previously serving 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 teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules related to Chinese Law, Southeast Asian Law, and Environmental Law. He is happy to advise BA/LLB ISP projects, MA/LLM dissertations, as well as PhD theses on topics related to these fields.
Laws of China and Taiwan; Indigenous Rights; Transitional Justice; Environmental Law; Constitutional Law; Legal History
Caldwell, Ernest (2018) Writing Chinese Laws: The Form and Function of Legal Statutes Found in the Qin Shuihudi Corpus. Abingdon: New York: Routledge. [Forthcoming]
Caldwell, Ernest (2018) 'Transitional Justice Legislation in Taiwan Before and During the Tsai Administration'. Washington International Law Journal, (27) 3. [Forthcoming]
Caldwell, Ernest (2017) 'Widening the Constitutional Gap in China and Taiwan: History, Reform, and the Transformation of the Control Yuan'. University of Illinois Law Review, (2017) 2, pp 739-766.
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 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 (2018) 'The Control Yuan and Human Rights in Taiwan: Towards the Development of a National Human Rights Institution?'. In: Alford, William and Cohen, Jerome and Lo, Chang-fa, (eds.), International Human Rights Performance: Taiwan in Regional and International Contexts. Springer. [Forthcoming]
Caldwell, Ernest (2017) 'Chinese Constitutionalism: Five-Power Constitution'. In: Grote, Rainer and Lachenmann, Frauke and Wolfrum, Rüdiger, (eds.), Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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) '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.
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