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CCL Talk: Law & Religious Market Theory: China, Taiwan and Hong Kong
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Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Law and Politics

Event Details

Law & Religious Market Theory: China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

Associate Professor Chen Jianlin
University of Melbourne

Date: January 23, 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Venue: A723, 7/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU
Language: English

With comparative case studies from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, this monograph offers a fresh, descriptive and normative perspective on law and religion. This presentation of the original Law and Religious Market Theory employs an interdisciplinary approach that sheds light on this subject for scholars in legal and sociological disciplines. It sets out the precise nature of religious competition envisaged by the current legal regimes in the three jurisdictions and analyses how certain restrictions on religious practices may facilitate normatively desirable market dynamics.

About the Speaker:
Jianlin grew up in Singapore and Taiwan. He obtained his LLB from National University of Singapore, and his LLM and JSD from the University of Chicago. He is qualified to practice in Singapore and New York. He joined the Melbourne Law School in July 2017 after starting his academic career at the University of Hong Kong in 2011. Bilingual in English and Chinese, Jianlin has nearly thirty scholarly publications, including a monograph with Cambridge University Press, and articles with Columbia Journal of Asian Law, Law & Social Inquiry, Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, 公司法评论, 北大法律评论, among many others. Utilizing a combination of comparative perspectives and economic analysis, he has written widely on topics such as law & religion, natural resources & property law, corporate & securities law, government procurement regulation, and tax law.


Date/Time23/01/2018 13:00-14:30
VenueA723, 7/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

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Registration is open from 14/12/2017 15:00(HKT) to 23/01/2018 16:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration quota for this event is 50.

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