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CHEN Weizuo

2020-12-02

Professor of Law, Co-director of the International Arbitration and Dispute Settlement Program (IADS) and Director of the Research Centre for Private International Law and Comparative Law, Tsinghua University School of Law, Beijing, China.

doctor iuris (Doktor des Rechts), Saarland University, Germany, 30 March 2004 (magna cum laude); Magister der Rechte (LL.M.), Saarland University, Germany, 10 July 2000; Doctor of Laws, Wuhan University, China, December 1997; Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), the South Central University of Political Science and Law, Wuhan, China, July 1990.

Since January 2012, Professor of Law at Tsinghua University School of Law, Beijing, China;

From 1 January 2012 to 15 September 2014, Humboldt Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg, Germany, as holder of a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation;

From 30 July to 3 August 2012, taught a special course in French on La nouvelle codification du droit international privé chinois (The New Codification of Chinese Private International Law) at the Hague Academy of International Law during its 2012 summer session of private international law, published in: Recueil des cours de l'Académie de droit international de La Haye/Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law, tome 359/Volume 359 (2012), Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden/Boston 2013, pp. 87-284;

Since September 2016, Co-director of the International Arbitration and Dispute Settlement Program (IADS), Tsinghua University School of Law, Beijing, China;

Since November 2010, Director of the Research Centre for Private International Law and Comparative Law, Tsinghua University School of Law, Beijing, China;

October 2004 - December 2011, Associate Professor at Tsinghua University School of Law, Beijing, China;

25 May 1998 - 27 April 2004, Research Assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Assistent) of Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Michael Martinek at the Institute of European Law of the Faculty of Law and Economics, Saarland University, Germany;

June 2001 - April 2004, holder of a doctoral scholarship (Promotionsstipendiat) of the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung, Germany;

July 2001 - August 2001, July 2000 - August 2000 and July 1996 - August 1996, attendee of the summer courses on private international law and public international law at the Hague Academy of International Law, Peace Palace, The Hague, The Netherlands;

1 July 1996 - 31 August 1996, holder of a doctoral scholarship at the Hague Academy of International Law, Peace Palace, The Hague, The Netherlands;

25 May 1998 - 24 August 1998, holder of a research fellowship of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) at the Institute of European Law of the Faculty of Law and Economics, Saarland University, Germany;

1 July 1996 - 31 August 1996, holder of a doctoral scholarship at the Hague Academy of International Law, Peace Palace, The Hague, The Netherlands;

July 1990 - May 1998, Assistant and Lecturer of private and public international law at the South Central University of Political Science and Law, Wuhan, China.

Law, Wuhan, China.

Global law professor at the Global Law School, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium (from 14 February 2010 to 28 March 2010, from 12 February 2017 to 18 February 2017);

Professeur invité à la Faculté internationale de droit comparé de Strasbourg, France (from 2003 to 2016), having taught the course in French Introduction au droit chinois in Strasbourg (annually in April 2003-2012, and 2014), in Graz, Austria (August 2003), in Bucharest, Romania (August 2009), and in Reggio di Calabria, Italy (August 2015);

Professeur invité à l'Université de Strasbourg annually in April 2005-2010;

Boursier d’une bourse van Calker à l’Institut suisse de droit comparé/van Calker scholarship holder at the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, Lausanne, Switzerland (from 1 June 2012 to 29 July 2012);

Chercheur invité à l’Institut d’études politiques de Paris (“Sciences-Po”) from 12 January 2010 to 11 February 2010, as holder of a research fellowship of the French Government;

Visiting scholar at Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, USA (from 30 June 2005 to 29 July 2005);

Associate member of the International Academy of International Law (since 2013);

Member, the Commission on the Asian Principles of Private International Law (since 2015);

Permanent member, the Scientific Council of the Chinese Society of Private International Law (since 2016).

Arbitrator of the China International Economics and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC, since May 2017); arbitrator of the Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Center (since September 2012); arbitrator of the Weihai Arbitration Commission, China (since May 2005).

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Private International Law, Comparative Law, German Civil Law.

Holder of a Research Fellowship for experienced researchers (Forschungsstipendium für erfahrene Wissenschaftler) awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for a period of 17 months beginning on 1 January 2012.

List of Publications by CHEN

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Summary: 10 monographs and books; 52 articles in Chinese, English, French and German; 18 translations of articles and foreign or international legal documents.

I. Monographs and Books

1. CHEN Weizuo, Comparative Civil Law and Comparative Private International Law (monograph in Chinese), Law Press China, Beijing 2015;

2. CHEN Weizuo, La nouvelle codification du droit international privé chinois (monograph in French), Recueil des cours de l’Académie de droit international de La Haye/Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law, tome 359/Volume 359 (2012), Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden/Boston 2013, pp. 87-284;

3. CHEN Weizuo, Comparative Private International Law (monograph in Chinese), Law Press China, Beijing 2012;

4. CHEN Weizuo, Chinese Civil Procedure and the Conflict of Laws (monograph in English), Homa & Sekey Books and Tsinghua University Press, Paramus, 2013; Tsinghua University Press, Beijing 2011;

5. CHEN Weizuo, Latin-Chinese Dictionary of Legal Terms and Maxims, Law Press China, Beijing 2009;

6. CHEN Weizuo, Comparative Private International Law (monograph in Chinese), Tsinghua University Press, Beijing 2008;

7. CHEN Weizuo, The General Part of the German Civil Code (monograph in Chinese), Law Press China, Beijing 2007;

8. CHEN Weizuo (translated and annotated), German Civil Code (BGB), Law Press China, Beijing, 2004 (First Edition), 2006 (Second Edition), 2010 (Third Edition);

9. Weizuo CHEN, Rück- und Weiterverweisung (Renvoi) in staatsvertraglichen Kollisionsnormen (monograph and doctoral thesis in German), Peter Lang Europ?ischer Verlag der Wissenschaften, Frankfurt am Main 2004 (http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=text.display&tid=82);

10. CHEN Weizuo, A Study of the Swiss Code on Private International Law (monograph and doctoral thesis in Chinese), Law Press China, Beijing 1998.

II. Selected Articles

1. CHEN Weizuo and Gerald GOLDSTEIN, The Asian Principles of Private International Law: Objectives, Main Contents, Structure and Selected Topics of Choice of Law, in: Journal of Private International Law, 2017, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 411-434.

2. CHEN Weizuo, Civil Juristic Acts in the General Provisions of Civil Law of the PRC, in: Journal of Comparative Law, 4/2017, pp. 75-94;

3. CHEN Weizuo, The Swiss Civil Code: a Courageous and self-confident Codification, in: The People’s Congress of China, 5/2017, pp. 54-55;

4. CHEN Weizuo, The Linguistic Characteristics and Legislative Techniques of the German Civil Code, in: The People’s Congress of China, 1/2017, pp. 54-55;

5. CHEN Weizuo, The Basic Structure and Main Content of the German Civil Code, and Its Relation to the Parliament, in: The People’s Congress of China, 16/2016, pp. 53-54;

6. CHEN Weizuo, Significance, Methods and Trend of Determining the Law Governing an International Arbitration Agreement: Focusing on the Validity of an Arbitration Agreement, in: Journal of Comparative Law, 2/2016, pp. 156-170;

7. The General Exception Clause in Contemporary Private International Law, in: Chinese Journal of Law, 5/2015, pp. 194-207;

8. Recovery of the Lost Cultural Relics in Foreign Countries Ought to be Sped up in Various Ways, in: Guangming Daily, 20/7/2015;

9. CHEN Weizuo, A Thoroughgoing Overhaul of the Theory of Disposition, in: Political Science and Law, 7/2015, pp. 105-122;

10. CHEN Weizuo, Organization Form of the Codification of German Civil Law, in: Journal of Comparative Law, 3/2015, pp. 14-23;

11. Weizuo CHEN/Knut Benjamin Pi?ler, Internationales Privatrecht, in: J?rg Binding, Knut Benjamin Pi?ler und Lan Xu (Hrsg.), Chinesisches Zivil- und Wirtschaftsrecht, Deutscher Fachverlag GmbH, Fachmedien Recht und Wirtschaft, Frankfurt am Main 2015, S. 305-325;

12. CHEN Weizuo, The Most Recent Developments in Private International Law of the European Union – Commentary and Analysis of the Rome IV Regulation on Succession, in: Chinese Review of International Law, 2/2015, pp. 59-74;

13. CHEN Weizuo, Codification of Modern Civil Law: Evolution, Difficult Position and the Way Out, in: China Legal Science, 5/2014, pp. 252-272;

14. Weizuo CHEN, Selected Problems of General Provisions in Private International Law: The PRC Perspective, in: Jürgen Basedow and Knut B. Pi?ler (eds.), Private International Law in Mainland China, Taiwan and Europe, Mohr Siebeck, Türbingen 2014, pp. 51-63;

15. CHEN Weizuo, Relationship between Conflict Rules of the Forum State’s Domestic Law and International Treaties, in: Chinese Journal of Law, 2/2013, pp. 173-189;

16. CHEN Weizuo, Impacts of the Statute on the Application of Laws to Civil Relationships Involving a Foreign Element Upon Foreign-related Civil Trials Conducted by Chinese Courts, in: Korea Private International Law Journal (ed. byKoreaPrivate International Law Association), Vol. 17 (2011), fides Press, Seoul, 2011, pp. 227-267;

17. Christoph K?ppel und CHEN Weizuo, Im chinesischen Recht sind die deutschen Einflüsse unverkennbar, in: Pl?doyer, 6/2011, S. 25-28;

18. CHEN Weizuo, Chinese Characteristics of the Statute on the Application of Laws to Civil Relationships Involving a Foreign Element, in: Journal of Law Application, 11/2011, pp. 48-52;

19. CHEN Weizuo, The Ideal Jurist, in: Newspaper of the People’s Courts, Beijing, 12/8/2011;

20. CHEN Weizuo, Chinese Private International Law Statute of 28 October 2010, in: Yearbook of Private International Law, Vol. 12 (2010), pp. 27-41;

21. CHEN Weizuo et Lyvia Bertrand, La nouvelle loi chinoise de droit international privé du 28 octobre 2010 : contexte législatif, principales nouveautés et critiques, in: Journal du droit international (Clunet), 2/2011, pp. 375-389;

22. CHEN Weizuo, Modernisation of China’s Private International Law Legislation – A Comment on Success and Failure of the Chinese Statute on the Application of Laws to Civil Relationships Involving a Foreign Element of the PRC, in: Tsinghua University Law Journal, Vol. 5, 2/2011, pp. 80-88;

23. CHEN Weizuo, Ten Outstanding Merits of the Chinese Statute on the Application of Laws to Civil Relationships Involving a Foreign Element, in: Legal Daily, 2/11/2010;

24. CHEN Weizuo, Legislative Considerations of the Chinese Statute on the Application of Laws Involving a Foreign Element in Civil Matters, in: Tsinghua University Law Journal, Vol. 4, 3/2010, pp. 110-125;

25. CHEN Weizuo, The Most Recent Developments in Private International Law of the European Community – Commentary and Analysis of the Rome I Regulation on the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations, in: Global Law Review, Vol. 32, 2/2010, pp. 142-151;

26. CHEN Weizuo, Commentary and Analysis of the Hague Convention Relating to the Settlement of the Conflicts Between the Law of Nationality and the Law of Domicile, in: Beijing Society of International Law (ed.): International Law Review, Vol. 6, Fangzheng Publishing House of China, Beijing, pp. 521-534;

27. CHEN Weizuo, My Opinion on the Question of Attribution of Private International Law, in: Chinese International Law Review, Vol. III, Publishing House of Chinese People's Public Security University, Beijing, 2009, pp. 93-99;

28. CHEN Weizuo, On the Applicable Law and "the Proper Law", in: Tsinghua University Law Journal, Vol. 3, 4/2009, pp. 121-129;

29. CHEN Weizuo, The Necessity of Codification of China's Private International Law and Arguments for a Statute on the Application of Laws as the Legislative Model, in: Tsinghua China Law Review, 1/2009, pp. 1-20;

30. CHEN Weizuo, Sources of Private International Law from a Comparative Law Perspective: A Concurrent Discussion on the Proposition that General International Usages are not Sources of PIL, in: Present-day Law Science, Vol. 7, 5/2009, pp. 81-89;

31. CHEN Weizuo, The Most Recent Reform of Private International Law in Japan, in: Journal of Law Application, 2/2009, pp. 83-87;

32. CHEN Weizuo, The Conflict of Laws in the Context of the CISG: A Chinese Perspective, in: Pace International Law Review, Vol. 20, 1/2008, pp. 115-128;

33. CHEN Weizuo, The Significance of Comparative Law to Private International Law: From the Perspectives of Application, Research and Codification of Private International Law, in: Global Law Review, Vol. 30, 5/2008, pp. 15-23;

34. CHEN Weizuo, The Most Recent Developments in Private International Law of the European Community – Commentary and Analysis of the Rome II Regulation on the Law Applicable to Non-Contractual Obligations, in: Tsinghua University Law Journal, Vol. 2, 5/2008, pp. 99-108;

35. CHEN Weizuo, Renvoi in the Choice-of-Law Rules of the Hague Conventions, in: Chung-Ang Law Association Chung-Ang Law Review, Vol. 10, 1/2008, pp. 503-537;

36. CHEN Weizuo, The Legislative Technique of the German Civil Code, in: Zhang Lihong and Gao Fuping (ed.), Codification, De-codification and Anti-codification of Civil Law, Publishing House of the China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, 2008, pp. 376-379;

37. CHEN Weizuo, The Law Applicable to Disputes of Contracts of Sale in International Trade between China and Korea: A Chinese Perspective, in: Korea Private International Law Journal (ed. byKoreaPrivate International Law Association), Vol. 13 (2007), Publishing House Bubyoungsa, Seoul, 2007, pp. 58-73;

38. CHEN Weizuo, Contributions of Arthur Taylor von Mehren to Comparative Law and Private International Law, in: Journal of Comparative Law, 6/2007, pp. 133-138;

39. CHEN Weizuo, Contributions of the Hague Conference on Private International Law to the Recent Development of PIL in the 21st Century, in: Legal Science Monthly, 11/2007, pp. 92-100;

40. CHEN Weizuo, Consequences of Lacking the Intention Underlying the Transaction: The German Civil Law as an Example, in: Collection of Essays of the Second Symposium of the Conference on Legal Science of the Two Sides of the Taiwan Strait, 2006, pp. 1-7;

41. CHEN Weizuo, Influences of the French Civil Code: in Comparison with the German Civil Code, in: Tsinghua Law Review, Vol. 8, Tsinghua University Press, Beijing, 2006, pp. 134-146;

42. CHEN Weizuo, Le mariage mixte dans la pratique de la République populaire de Chine (in French), in: Recueil des interventions du Colloque international sur ?quelques aspects pratiques du droit international privé des personnes, de la famille et des biens?, Maison du droit vietnamo-fran?aise, Hano?, 2005, pp. 30-31;

43. Kegel/Schurig, Internationales Privatrecht, 8. Aufl. 2000 (book review by CHEN Weizuo), in: Chinese Yearbook of Private International Law and Comparative Law, Vol. 3 (2000), Law Press China, Beijing, 2001, pp. 649-654;

44. Michael Martinek and CHEN Weizuo, Jura in China (in German), in: Juristische Schulung (JuS), 2000, S. 512-515;

45. Michael Martinek and CHEN Weizuo, Effects of European Integration on the Legal Studies – from National Jurist to Euro-Jurist, in: Archives for Legal Philosophy and Legal Sociology, Issue 3, Publishing House of the China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, 2000, pp. 317-337;

46. CHEN Weizuo, Michael Martinek and Stefan Peters, Auf Marco Polos Spuren (in German), in: Campus, Universit?t des Saarlandes, 2/2000, S. 20-21;

47. CHEN Weizuo, Protection of Consumers by the Swiss Code on Private International Law, in: Legal Science Magazine, 1/1998, pp. 40-41;

48. CHEN Weizuo, Preliminary Probe into the New Swiss International Arbitration Law, in: Journal of Wuhan University (Edition of Philosophy and Social Sciences), 6/1997, pp. 31-35;

49. CHEN Weizuo, Commentaries to the Provisions of the Swiss Federal Statute on Private International Law concerning the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments, in: Office of Judicial Assistance of the Ministry of Justice of the PR China (ed.), Studies of Judicial Assistance, Law Press China, Beijing, 1996, pp. 261-275;

50. CHEN Weizuo, Preliminary Probe into the Problems of Interregional Conflict of Laws between the Two Law Districts of Ex-GFR and Ex-GDR after the German Reunification (in collaboration with HUANG Jin), in: Journal of Wuhan University (Edition of Philosophy and Social Sciences), 5/1995, pp. 10-17;

51. CHEN Weizuo, Mao's Contribution to the Theory and Practice of International Law of New China, in: Extra Number of the Journal of the South Central University of Political Science and Law, 1993, pp. 17-21;

52. HUANG Jin and CHEN Weizuo, The Application of Laws in International Commercial Arbitration, in: Wuhan University Law Review, Vol. 60, 4/1993, pp. 14-19.

III. Translations of Articles and Foreign or International Legal Documents

1. Medicus, Grundwissen zum Bürgerlichen Recht, 6. Aufl. 2004? (translation by CHEN Weizuo, Tian S., Wang H. and Zhang S., from German into Chinese), Law Press China, Beijing 2012;

2. Règlement (CE) n° 593/2008 du Parlement européen et du Conseil du 17 juin 2008 sur la loi applicable aux obligations contractuelles (Rome I)? (translation by CHEN Weizuo, from French into Chinese), in CHEN Weizuo, Comparative Private International Law – A Comparative Study on Legislations, Rules and Principles Relating to the Law on the Application of Laws to Civil Relationships Involving a Foreign Element, Law Press China, Beijing 2012, pp. 528-538;

3. Statute on the Application of Laws to Civil Relationships Involving Foreign Elements of the People’s Republic ofChina (translation by CHEN Weizuo and Kevin M. Moore, from Chinese into English), in: Yearbook of Private International Law, Vol. 12 (2010), pp. 669-674;

4. Loi sur l’application des lois aux relations civiles comportant des éléments d’extranéité de la République populaire de Chine (traduction par CHEN Weizuo, Nicolas Nord et Lyvia Bertrand), in: Revue critique de droit international privé, n° 1, 2011, pp. 189-194;

5. DUANMU Zheng, Le r?le de la nationalité dans la composition et le fonctionnement de la Cour internationale de Justice (extrait)?, (translation by CHEN Weizuo, from French into Chinese), in: Hongji - In Memoriam Professor DUANMU Zheng, Tsinghua University Press, Beijing 2011, pp. 62-71;

6. DUANMU Zheng, Droit des prises maritimes chinoises (extrait)?, (translation by CHEN Weizuo, from French into Chinese), in: Hongji - In Memoriam Professor DUANMU Zheng, Tsinghua University Press, Beijing 2011, pp. 72-83;

7. Antoine Garapon, La place paradoxale de la culture juridique américaine dans la mondialisation? (translation by CHEN Weizuo, from Chinese into English), in: Volkmar Gessner & David Nelken, European Ways of Law - Towards a European Sociology of Law, Hart Publishing, Oxford and Portland Oregon, 2007 (translation by GAO Hongjun, CHEN Weizuo et al.), Tsinghua University Press, Beijing 2010, pp. 82-105;

8. Règlement (CE) n° 864/2007 du Parlement européen et du Conseil du 11 juillet 2007 sur la loi applicable aux obligations non contractuelles (Rome II), (translation by CHEN Weizuo, from French into Chinese), in: CHEN Weizuo, Comparative Private International Law, Tsinghua University Press, Beijing 2008, pp. 460-470;

9. Japanese Act on General Rules on the Application of Laws, (translation by CHEN Weizuo from Japanese into Chinese), in: CHEN Weizuo, Comparative Private International Law, Tsinghua University Press, Beijing 2008, pp. 447-459;

10. Japanese Horei (Law on the Application of Law), (translation by CHEN Weizuo, from Japanese into Chinese), in: Chinese Yearbook of Private International Law and Comparative Law, Vol. 8 (2005), Law Press China, Beijing 2006, pp. 607-613;

11. Martinek, German Civil Code and Its Reception inChina? (translation by CHEN Weizuo, from German into Chinese), in: German Civil Code (translated and annotated by CHEN Weizuo), Law PressChina, Beijing, 2004 (First Edition), pp. 1-13; 2006 (Second Edition), pp. 1-16; 2010 (Third Edition), pp. 1-16;

12. Loi du 14 mars 2002 portant règlement des conflits de lois en matière de liens de filiation (Loi réglant les conflits de lois en matière de filiation), (translation by CHEN Weizuo, from French into Chinese), in: Archives for Civil and Commercial Law, Beijing, Vol. 26, 2003, pp. 831-835;

13. Sturm, Der Kampf um die Rechtseinheit in Deutschland - Die Entstehung des BGB und der erste Staudinger? (translation by CHEN Weizuo, from German into Chinese), in: Private Law Review, Vol. 2, Peking University Press, Bejing 2002, pp. 313-342;

14. Ishikawa, Einflüsse des deutschen BGB auf das japanische Zivilrecht bzw. die japanische Zivilrechtswissenschaft? (translation by CHEN Weizuo, from German into Chinese), in: Private Law Review, Vol. 2, Peking University Press, Beijing 2002, pp. 343-352;

15. Darby, Der Einfluss des Bürgerlichen Gesetzbuches auf das Recht in den Vereinten Staaten? (translation by CHEN Weizuo, from German into Chinese), in: Private Law Review, Vol. 2, Peking University Press, Beijing 2002, pp. 353-361;

16. Gesetz vom 21. 5. 1999 zum internationalen Privatrecht für au?ervertragliche Schuldverh?ltnisse und Sachen (translation by CHEN Weizuo, from German into Chinese), in: Archives for Civil and Commercial Law, Vol. 19, Jinqiao Culture Publishing Limited Company, Hong Kong 2001, pp. 696-700;

17. Loi fédérale sur le droit international privé (LDIP) suisse du 18 décembre 1987 (translation by CHEN Weizuo, from French into Chinese), in: CHEN Weizuo, A Study of the Swiss Code on Private International Law, Law Press China, Beijing 1998, pp. 263-327;

18. von Overbeck, China and the Hague Conference on Private International Law? (translation by CHEN Weizuo, from English into Chinese), in: Chinese Yearbook of Private International Law and Comparative Law, Vol. 1 (1998), Law Press China, Beijing 1998, pp. 461-471.