Book Launch & Panel Discussion: The Asian Law and Society Reader

Date: April 24, 2023 (Monday)
Time: 4pm – 5:30pm
Venue: Alumni Reading Room, room 901, 9/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU
This in-person event will also be broadcast on Zoom.

Co-author & Moderator: Sida Liu, Professor, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong

Co-author: Lynette J. Chua, Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore


Weidong Ji, University Professor of Humanity and Social Sciences, President of China Institute for Socio-Legal Studies, KoGuan School of Law, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Xin He, Professor, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong
Jianhua Xu, Department Head and Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Macau
Michelle Miao, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shucheng Peter Wang, Associate Professor, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong

The first reader on Asian law and society scholarship, this book features reading selections from a wide range of Asian countries – East, South, Southeast and Central Asia – along with original commentaries by the three editors on the theoretical debates and research methods pertinent to the discipline. Organized by themes and topical areas, the reader enables scholars and students to break out of country specific silos to make theoretical connections across national borders. It meets a growing demand for law and society materials in institutions and universities in Asia and around the world. It is written at a level accessible to advanced undergraduate students and graduate students as well as experienced researchers, and serves as a valuable teaching tool for courses focused on Asian law and society in law schools, area studies, history, religion, and social science fields such as sociology, anthropology, politics, government, and criminal justice.

All are welcome!

Please register at as soon as possible.