Prof. Yuwen Li is professor of Chinese law, currently her research interests cover foreign investment law in China, comparative investment law and international investment law, as well as the judicial system, civil procedural law and administrative litigation law in China. She graduated from the Law Department of Peking University, China, in 1984. Since 1985 she has studied and worked in the Netherlands. At present, she is also the Director of Erasmus China Law Centre at the Law School of Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Over the past two decades, she has co-directed more than ten Sino-Dutch legal cooperation projects with Chinese universities, National Judges College in China, Supreme People's Procuratorate, Ministry of Civil Affairs, and Central Institute for Correctional Police of China (affiliated with the Ministry of Justice). She is co-chair and co-founder of the Asia-Pacific and Europe Law Institutes Alliance (APELIA). She is also the EUR's China Ambassador.
A. Zhang (2021, januari 8). Knocking on Arbitrators’ Doors: Legal Standing of Controlled Entities in Investment Treaty Arbitration. EUR Prom./coprom.: prof.dr. M.G. Faure & prof.dr. Y. Li.
M.J. Kroeze & Y. Li (2015). The First Uniform Foreign Investment Law in China is in the Making. Ondernemingsrecht, 2015 (14), 504-509.
Y. Li (2013). Naar een onafhankelijke rechterlijke macht in China: een haalbare kaart? RMThemis (Rechtsgeleerd Magazijn Themis), 2013 (5), 199-207.
Y. Li (2003). Professional Ethics of Chinese Judges. China Perspectives, 2003 (47), 28-39.
Y. Li (2001). Judicial Independence: Applying International Medium Standards to Chinese Law and Practice. China Information, XV (1), 67-103.
Y. Li & M.V. Polak (1998). Insolvency Law in China: A Gordian Knot of Economic Reality and Politcal Anxiety. Tijdschrift voor Insolventierecht (TVI), 1998 (1), 14-19.
Y. Li (1998). Wetgeving in China (Legislation in China). RegelMaat. Kwartaalblad voor Wetgevingsvraagstukken, 1998 (2), 78-94.
Y. Li (2004). Grondwetsherziening in China: spiegel van politiek en samenleving. Internationale Spectator, 2004 (7/8), 382-387.
Y. Li (2000). Lawyers in China: A 'flourishing' profession in a rapidly changing society? Asian Legal Briefing, 2 (5), 14-23.
Y. Li (2000). Lawyers in China: A 'flourishing' profession in a rapidly changing society? China Perspectives, 2000 (27), 20-34.
Y. Li (1999). Avocat: une profession florissante? Perspectives chinoises, 1999 (56), 20-34.
Y. Li (1999). Nieuwe Chinese balie groeit razendsnel. Advocatenblad, 79 (5), 275-277.
Y. Li (1999). Buitenlandse advocaten in China. Advocatenblad, 79 (6), 322-325.
Y. Li (1998). China's Long March Towards a Constitutional State (in Dutch). Internationale Spectator, 1998 (November), 559-564.
Y. Li (2014). The Judicial System and Reform in Post-Mao China: Stumbling Towards Justice (The Rule of Law in China and Comparative Perspectives, Vol. 1). Farnhem: Ashgate
Y. Li (2012). Judicial Independence in China: An Attainable Principle? (Erasmus Law Lectures, 27). The Hague: Eleven International Publishing
Y. Li (1994). Y. Li (1994). Transfer of Technology for Deep Sea-Bed Mining: The 1982 Law of the Sea Convention and Beyond. Dordrecht: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Y. Li (2020). The Notion and Development of International Investment Court. In J. Chaisse, L. Choukroune & S. Jusoh (Eds.), Handbook of International Investment Law and Policy (pp. 1-21). Singapore: Springer doi: 10.1007/978-981-13-5744-2_12-1
Y. Li (2014). China's Changing Judicial System in the Time of Globalization: Challenges of Integrating International Standards and the National Realities. In Sharif Bhuiyan, Phlippe Sands & Nico Schrijver (Eds.), International Law and Developing Countries, Essays in Honour of Kamal Hossain (pp. 288-304). Leiden: Brill/Nijhoff
Y. Li & Y. Ma (2014). The Hurdle is High: The Administrative Litigation System in the People's Republic of China. In Yuwen Li (Ed.), Administrative Litigation Systems in Greater China and Europe (The Rule of Law in China and Comparative Perspectives, Vol. 2) (pp. 15-40). Farnham: Ashgate
Y. Li & Y. Ma (2014). Battling in the Courts: Dynamics of Administrative Litigation Systems across Jurisdictions. In Yuwen Li (Ed.), Administrative Litigation Systems in Greater China and Europe (The Rule of Law in China and Comparative Perspectives, Vol. 2) (pp. 1-12). Farnham: Ashgate
Y. Li (2011). Challenges and Opportunities for NGO's in Different Parts of the World. In Y. Li (Ed.), NGOs In China and Europ: Comparisons and Contrasts (pp. 1-20). Farnham, UK: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Y. Li (2009). An Analysis of Employment Discrimination in China's Economic and Social Transition. In Y. Li & J. Goldschmidt (Eds.), Taking Employment Discrimination Seriously: Chinese and European Perspectives (pp. 19-48). Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Y. Li (2005). A Critical Examination of the Legal Environment for Social Organizations in China. In Yuwen Li (Ed.), Freedom of Association in China and Europe (pp. 17-69). Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Y. Li (2004). Practising Law in the People's Republic of China. In A. Jayagovind, P.J.I.M. de Waart, S. Ashfaq Hussain & S.R. Chowdhury (Eds.), Reflections on Emerging International Law, Essays in memory of late Subrata Roy Chowdhury (pp. 205-212). Bangalore: National Law School of India University
Y. Li (2002). Court Reform in China: Problems, Progress and Prospects. In J. Chen, Y. Li & J.M. Otto (Eds.), Implementation of Law in the People's Republic of China (The London-Leiden series on Law, Adminstration and Development, volume 8) (pp. 55-83). Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Y. Li (2002). Central and Local Law-Making: Studying China;s Experience. In E.B. Vermeer & I. D'Hooghe (Eds.), China's Legal Reforms and Their Political Limits (pp. 1-30). Abingdon: Routlegde Curzon
Y. Li & J.M. Otto (2000). An Overview of Law-Making in China. In Y. Li, J.M. Otto & J. Chen (Eds.), Law-Making in the People's Republic of China (The Londen-Leiden series on Law, Administration and Development, volume 5) (pp. 1-17). Leiden: Kluwer International Law
Y. Li (1998). Taxation of Foreign Investment in China. In Erik Denters & Nico Schrijver (Eds.), Reflections on International Law from the Low Countries (pp. 68-85). Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Y. Li (1998). Fade-away of Socialist Planned Economy: China's Participation in the WTO. In Friedl Weiss, Eric Denters & Paul de Waart (Eds.), International Economic Law with a Human Face (pp. 453-478). Deventer: Kluwer Law International
Y. Li, T. Qi & C. Bian (Ed.). (2019). China, the EU and International Investment Law: Reforming Investor-State Dispute Settlement. London: Routledge
Y. Li (Ed.). (2014). Administrative Litigation Systems in Greater China and Europe (The Rule of Law in China and Comparative Perspectives, Vol. 2). Farnham: Ashgate
Y. Li (Ed.). (2011). NGOs in China and Europe, Comparisons and Contrasts. Farnham, UK: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Y. Li & J. Goldschmidt (Ed.). (2009). Taking Employment Discrimination Seriously: Chinese and European Perspectives. Leiden: Marinus Nijhoff Publishers
Y. Li (Ed.). (2005). Freedom of Association in China and Europe: Comparative Perspectives in Law and Practice. Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Y. Li, J. Chen & J.M. Otto (Ed.). (2002). Implementation of Law in the People's Republic of China (The London-Leiden series on Law, Administration and Development, volume 8). Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Y. Li, J.M. Otto & J. Chen (Ed.). (2000). Law-Making in the People's Republic of China (The London-Leiden series on Law, Administration and Development, volume 5). Deventer: Kluwer Law International
Y. Li (2019, oktober 21). Academic Writing Skills for PhD Thesis. Law School, City University of Hong Kong, Chinese judges PhD training.
Y. Li (2016, juni 1). China's position on investor-state arbitration. Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration, Seminar.
Y. Li (2016, juni 1). Lecture on new draft foreign investment law. Hong Kong, Law School of City University Hong Kong.
Y. Li (2012, oktober 22). Judicial system in China. Amsterdam, Lecture at the seminar on Internationalization of RMB organized by the law firm Simmons & Simmons.
Y. Li (2012, september 1). Comparative Administrative litigation systems. Wuhan University, Law School.
Y. Li (2012, april 17). Law-making and law enforcement. Rotterdam, Law Firm Kneppelhout & Korthals.
Y. LiJudicial Independence and the Rule of Law in China. Leuven University, Belgium, Lecture on the topic 'Judicial Independence and the Rule of Law in China' at the Spring seminar Series on 'China and the Rule of Law'.
Y. Li (2011, november 25). Course on Legal Development in Modern China. onbekend, post-academy course on legal development in Modern China to Dutch lawyers.
Y. LiResearch on Theory and Practice concerning the Reform of the Administrative Litigation System in China. onbekend, Project.
Y. LiRound-table discussion on China’s court system and the rule of law. Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, round-table discussion on China’s court system and the rule of law and shared her insights with lecturers and students of the ESL.
Y. Li & S. ZhuReflections on the Western Studies of Contemporary Chinese Law. onbekend, Guest Lecture by Prof. S. Zhu on Modern Chinese Law and Institutions Sixty Years on: Reflections on the Western Studies of Contemporary Chinese Law.
Y. Li (2016). KNAW funded project: 'Reforming the Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: Dutch and Chinese Perspectives'.
Y. Li (2016). Seeking the Rule of Law as the Common Goal: EU-China Cooperation in Combatting Commercial Bribery. Conference on Bridging Institutional & Ideational Differences between two Unprecedented Global Actors: Free University Brussels (2016, september 29 - 2016, september 30).
Y. Li (2015). Reforming Investor-State Arbitration: A Focus on Ping An v. Belgium Case. Rule of Law Forum: Shenzhen.
Y. Li (2015). The Impact of International Investment Law on China's New Foreign Investment Law Draft: A Focus on National Treatment Standard. 10th Annual Conference of the European China Law Studies Association: Cologne, Germany (2015, september 25 - 2015, september 27).
Y. Li (2015-2016). Legal Advisor. Shenzen Lanhai Modern Legal Service Development Centre.
Y. Li (2015-2016). Member PhD defence committee (Gong Xinyi, thesis 'A Balanced Way for China's Inter-Regional Cross-Border Insolvency Cooperation. Leiden University, Leiden.
Y. Li (2014-). External Academic Advisor for LLB and JD programs. City University Hong Kong.
Y. Li (2016-). Series Editor. Rule of Law in China and Comparative Perspectives (Routledge, London).
Y. Li (2012). Judicial Independence in China: an attainable principle? (2012, november 1). The Hague: Eleven International Publishers
Y. Li. Transfor of Techonology for Deep Sea-Bed Mining: The 1982 Law of the Sea Convention and Beyond. Utrecht University (339 pag.) (Dordrecht: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers) Prom./coprom.: G.J.H. Hoof.
The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law
Member Editorial Board
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus School of Law
Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen / Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences
Member of China Committee
Shenzhen Court of Internatinal Arbitration, P.R. China
Jinan Arbitration Commission
City University Hong Kong
External Academic Advisor for LLB and JD Programs
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Netherlands China Law Association
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Shenzen Lanhai Modern Legal Service Development Centre