Staff profile

Professor Jianfu Chen

Professor

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
La Trobe Law School

Martin Building, Melbourne (Bundoora)

Qualifications

BSc (China), LLM (Hon I, Sydney), PhD (Law, Sydney)

Area of study

Law

Teaching units

  • Human Rights Law
  • International Business Law
  • Asian Legal Systems

Recent publications

Professor Chen has published (authored, co-authored and co-edited) more than eleven books and numerous book chapters and journal articles. His work, in English, Chinese and French translation, appears in academic and professional forums nationally and internationally. Sample publications include:

  • From Administrative Authorisation to Private Law: a comparative perspective of the developing civil law in the PRC, Dordrecht/Boston/London: Martinus Nihhoff Publishers (1995) (Google Book preview available here)
  • Chinese Law: Towards an Understanding of Chinese Law, Its Nature and Development, The Hague/Boston/London: Kluwer Law International (1999) (Google Book preview available here)
  • "The Use of Comparative Law by Courts: Australian Courts at the Crossroads", in U. Drobnig & J.H.M van Erp (eds.), The Use of Comparative Law by Courts, The Hague/London/Boston: Kluwer Law International (1999), pp.25-57
  • “Internationalisation of Civil and Commercial Law in the PRC”, in Kanishka Jayasuriya (ed), Law, Capitalism and Power in Asia, London: Routledge (1999), pp 69-94 (Google Book preview available here)
  • "Australian Private International Law at the End of the Twentieth Century: Progress or Regress?", in Symeon C. Symeonides (ed.), Private International Law at the End of the 20th Century: Progress or Regress?, London: Kluwer Law International, 1999, pp.83-107
  • Law-Making in the People's Republic of China, (ed. With Otto, Polak & Li), The Hague/Boston/London: Kluwer Law International (2000)
  • Implementation of Law in the People's Republic of China, (ed. With Otto & Li), The Hague/Boston/London: Kluwer Law International (2002) (Google Book preview available here)
  • “A Criminal Justice System for a New Millennium?”, in Eduard B. Vermier & Ingrid d’Hooghe (eds.) China’s Legal Reforms and Their Political Limits, Richmond, UK: Curzon Press (2002), pp 77-122 (Google Book preview available here)
  • “To Have the Cake and Eat It Too? - China and the Rule of Law”, in Güenther Doeker-Mach & K. A. Ziegert (eds), Law and Legal Culture (Festschrift in Honour of Professor Alice Erh-Soon Tay), Germany: Franz Steriner Verlag Stuttgart (2004), pp.250-272 (Google Book preview available here)
  • Balancing Act: Law, Policy and Politics in Globalisation and Global Trade (ed. with G. Walker), Sydney: Federation Press (2004)
  • Chinese Law: Context & Transformation, Leiden/Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers (2007 )
  • Rights Protection in the Age of global Anti-Terrorism (ed with Puig & Walker), Sydney: Federation Press (2007).
  • "The Transformation of Chinese Law - From Formal to Substantial", (2007) 37 (2) Hong Kong Law Journal,pp689-739.
  • "Fairer Trade & the Human Right to Development - a perfect match or misconceived twin", Forum on Public Policy Online, (january 2009), http://forumonpublicpolicy.com/summer08papers/paper08summer.html.

Professor Chen is also General Editor, China Business Law Guide, Loose-leaf service (updated quarterly), CCH Asia Pacific.