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Chinese Law, Society and Economy

CLSE is a research outlet and a platform for China-related socio-legal research at Northumbria University.

CLSE is a research outlet and a platform for China-related socio-legal research at Northumbria University. We research into China: our research is by nature multidisciplinary and deliberately covers a wide range of issues in the areas of law, politics, society economics and culture. We also use China as a case study or a starting point to make comparison between China, the UK and other jurisdictions in the world, to engage in global debates. We welcome PGR students who are interested in studying these areas with us.


China is a vast country and a fast reviving economy in the world. It now increasingly performs a leading role in the international community. Things happening in China – good or bad – attract global attention, and China-related studies are exciting. We feel that a platform, a forum and a home is needed here in Northumbria Law School and the Faculty of Business and Law, to research into China. CLSE was launched on 2 July 2019 for this purpose. Our members are experts - academics and practitioners - and PGR researchers in the pertinent disciplines or are enthusiastic to carry out research in or in relation to Greater China and overseas Chinese communities. We seek broad international collaboration via research and are keen to make friends globally. We work hard to make CLSE a front runner and a leader of the fields of studies.

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