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Chinese Law, Society and Economy

A research outlet and platform for China-related socio-legal research at Northumbria University

The Chinese Law Society and Economy (CLSE) Research Interest Group (RIG)

About us

China is a vast country and the second largest economy in the world. It is now increasingly seeking to perform a leading role in the international community. Things happening in China – good or bad – often attract global attention. This makes China-related research exciting. Here, in Northumbria Law School and the Faculty of Business and Law, we convene the CLSE RIG as a platform, a forum and an outlet for academics and practitioners who are interested in research about or in relation to China, including comparative research and pertinent international research.

Launched in 2019, CLSE aims to:

  • Encourage, facilitate and promote China-related and comparative socio-legal and criminal justice studies by providing a stimulating and yet friendly forum for members to share research ideas, knowledge, experience and findings.
  • Encourage, stimulate and promote multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and collaborative international studies.
  • Operate and sustain an active research platform for members to showcase collective and individual research activities, outputs and achievements and enhance their research profiles.
  • Develop and facilitate the scholarship of postgraduate research by offering an outlet for the discussion and presentation of research proposals, processes and outcomes.
  • Provide networking activities, and cultivate and maintain a rich, vibrant and healthy research culture within CLSE, that leads to research impact and contributes to a broader research environment.


Anqi Shen & Sue Turner


Northumbria Law School Members

Adam Jackson

Ann Ferguson

Anna Butler

Anqi Shen

Bethany A’Court

Brian Brewis

Callum Thomson

Chris Newman

Chris Simmons

Debbie Rook

Georgios Antonopoulos

Georgios Papanicolaou

Gita Gill

Michael Stockdale

Paul McKoewn

Sue Turner

Tim Wilson

Tony Ward

Xiaojian Wu


External Members

Ce Qing

Fengling Ding

Linbo Xu

Shou Yang

Sipei Liu

Yuxi Shang

Zhenfeng Bo 

Zhuozhen Duan


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