Past eventResearch Event

The Development of Constitutionalism in China During the Current Period of Social Transition

28 September 2007 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Chatham House, London


Professor Cai Dingjian, Professor in China University of Political Science and Law, Director of the Constitutionalism Research Institute, CUPL
Chair: Dr Kerry Brown, Associate Fellow, Chatham House



The China Discussion Series in partnership with the Great Britain China Centre

China's upcoming 17th Party Congress, to be held in mid-October, is expected to see the first signs of a generational change in China's leadership. Decisions made at the Congress will have an impact on China's policy development over the coming five years. This is an opportunity to hear one of China's leading legal experts talk about expectations for the congress, in the context of the development of constitutionalism in China.

Professor Cai was educated at Beijing University, and has been a visiting scholar at Harvard, Columbia, and Yale Universities. He is one of China's leading experts on the Constitution and the theory and practice of Law, and has been widely published in the UK and China. He is currently in the UK and other European countries to research public participation in the electoral process and parliamentary democracy.