Endowed Professor

prof.dr. (Yuwen) Y. Li

Erasmus School of Law

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Woudestein

Room: J6-43

T:+31 10 4082193,

E: y.li@law.eur.nl

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.

Rethinking the judicial guarantee of the rule of law in a globalising and (de)juridifying legal context

Rethinking the Rule of Law in an Era of Globalisation, Privatisation and Multiculturalisation

Lex Mercatoria

Role Researcher

The research programme Lex Mercatoria aims to study the field of Commercial Law, on the premise that it is the residue of international developments as well as the awareness that the law is compelled to adapt itself to processes of globalisation in order to keep up with empirical reality. Keywords: economic development, international treaties, European regulations, ius mercatoria, corporate governance, compliance, finance and insurance, logistics and information technology.

  • Li, Y. (2016). A new dimension of foreign investment law in China – evolution and impacts of the national security review system. Asia Pacific Law Review, 24 (2), 149-175.
  • Kroeze, M.J. & Li, Y. (2015). The First Uniform Foreign Investment Law in China is in the Making. Ondernemingsrecht, 2015 (14), 504-509.
  • Li, Y. (2013). Naar een onafhankelijke rechterlijke macht in China: een haalbare kaart? RMThemis (Rechtsgeleerd Magazijn Themis), 2013 (5), 199-207.
  • Li, Y. (2003). Professional Ethics of Chinese Judges. China Perspectives, 2003 (47), 28-39.
  • Li, Y. (2001). Judicial Independence: Applying International Medium Standards to Chinese Law and Practice. China Information, XV (1), 67-103.
  • Li, Y. & Polak, M.V. (1998). Insolvency Law in China: A Gordian Knot of Economic Reality and Politcal Anxiety. Tijdschrift voor Insolventierecht (TVI), 1998 (1), 14-19.
  • Li, Y. (1998). Wetgeving in China (Legislation in China). RegelMaat. Kwartaalblad voor Wetgevingsvraagstukken, 1998 (2), 78-94.
  • Li, Y. (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.
  • Li, Y. (2012). Judicial Independence in China: An Attainable Principle? (Erasmus Law Lectures, 27). The Hague: Eleven International Publishing.
  • Li, Y. & Ma, Y. (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.
  • Li, Y. & Ma, Y. (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.
  • Li, Y. (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.
  • Li, Y. (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.
  • Li, Y. (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.
  • Li, Y. (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.
  • Li, Y. (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.
  • Li, Y. (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.
  • Li, Y. (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.
  • Li, Y. & Otto, J.M. (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.
  • Li, Y. (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.
  • Li, Y. (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.
  • Li, Y. (2004). Grondwetsherziening in China: spiegel van politiek en samenleving. Internationale Spectator, 2004 (7/8), 382-387.
  • Li, Y. (2000). Lawyers in China: A 'flourishing' profession in a rapidly changing society? Asian Legal Briefing, 2 (5), 14-23.
  • Li, Y. (2000). Lawyers in China: A 'flourishing' profession in a rapidly changing society? China Perspectives, 2000 (27), 20-34.
  • Li, Y. (1999). Buitenlandse advocaten in China. Advocatenblad, 79 (6), 322-325.
  • Li, Y. (1999). Avocat: une profession florissante? Perspectives chinoises, 1999 (56), 20-34.
  • Li, Y. (1999). Nieuwe Chinese balie groeit razendsnel. Advocatenblad, 79 (5), 275-277.
  • Li, Y. (1998). China's Long March Towards a Constitutional State (in Dutch). Internationale Spectator, 1998 (November), 559-564.
  • Li, Y. (Ed.). (2014). Administrative Litigation Systems in Greater China and Europe (The Rule of Law in China and Comparative Perspectives, Vol. 2). Farnham: Ashgate.
  • Li, Y. (Ed.). (2011). NGOs in China and Europe, Comparisons and Contrasts. Farnham, UK: Ashgate Publishing Limited.
  • Li, Y. & Goldschmidt, J. (Eds.). (2009). Taking Employment Discrimination Seriously: Chinese and European Perspectives. Leiden: Marinus Nijhoff Publishers.
  • Li, Y. (Ed.). (2005). Freedom of Association in China and Europe: Comparative Perspectives in Law and Practice. Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.
  • Li, Y., Chen, J. & Otto, J.M. (Eds.). (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.
  • Li, Y., Otto, J.M. & Chen, J. (Eds.). (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.
  • Li, Y. (2012). Judicial Independence in China: an attainable principle? (2012, november 01). The Hague: Eleven International Publishers.
  • Li, Y. (,). Lecture on new draft foreign investment law. Hong Kong, Law School of City University Hong Kong.
  • Li, Y. (,). China's position on investor-state arbitration. Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration, Seminar.
  • Li, Y. (2012, september 01). Comparative Administrative litigation systems. Wuhan University, Law School.
  • Li, Y. (2012, april 17). Law-making and law enforcement. Rotterdam, Law Firm Kneppelhout & Korthals.
  • Li, Y. (2012, oktober 22). Judicial system in China. Amsterdam, Lecture at the seminar on Internationalization of RMB organized by the law firm Simmons & Simmons.
  • Li, Y. (2011, november 25). Course on Legal Development in Modern China. onbekend, post-academy course on legal development in Modern China to Dutch lawyers.
  • Li, Y. (,). Judicial 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'.
  • Li, Y. (,). Round-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.
  • Li, Y. & Zhu, S (,). Reflections 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.
  • Li, Y. (,). Research on Theory and Practice concerning the Reform of the Administrative Litigation System in China. onbekend, Project.
  • Li, Y. (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).
  • Li, Y. (2016). KNAW funded project: 'Reforming the Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: Dutch and Chinese Perspectives'.
  • Li, Y. (2015). Reforming Investor-State Arbitration: A Focus on Ping An v. Belgium Case. Rule of Law Forum: Shenzhen.
  • Li, Y. (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).
  • Li, Y. (periode: 2016 t/m ). Series Editor - Rule of Law in China and Comparative Perspectives (Routledge, London).
  • Li, Y. (periode: 2015 t/m 2016). Legal Advisor - Shenzen Lanhai Modern Legal Service Development Centre.
  • Li, Y. (periode: 2015 t/m 2016). Member PhD defence committee (Gong Xinyi, thesis 'A Balanced Way for China's Inter-Regional Cross-Border Insolvency Cooperation - Leiden University, Leiden.
  • Li, Y. (periode: 2014 t/m ). External Academic Advisor for LLB and JD programs - City University Hong Kong.
  • Li, Y.. 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

Role Member Editorial Board

China Committe KNAW

Description member
Additional information Internationaal Publieksrecht
Place CHINA
Start date 3/2015
End date 2/2018

Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen / Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences

Role Member of China Committee

Shenzhen Court of Internatinal Arbitration, P.R. China

Role Arbitrator

Jinan Arbitration Commission

Role Arbitrator

City University Hong Kong

Role External Academic Advisor for LLB and JD Programs
Start date 9/2014

Netherlands China Law Association

Role Chairman
Start date 9/2014

Shenzen Lanhai Modern Legal Service Development Centre

Role Legal Advisor
Start date 10/2015

Endowed Professor

University Erasmus University Rotterdam
School Erasmus School of Law
Country The Netherlands

Endowed Professor

University Erasmus University Rotterdam
School Erasmus School of Law
Country The Netherlands

Address

Visiting address
Postal address
Campus Woudestein Postbus 1738
Burg. Oudlaan 50 3000 DR Rotterdam
3062 PA Rotterdam