Peter A Allard School of Law

Jie Cheng

Associate Professor
LL.B., LL.M. (CUPL), Ph.D. (Beijing)

Profile

Jie Cheng is Associate Professor of Law at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Her teaching and research interests include Chinese law and government, comparative constitutionalism, judicial politics, freedom of information, property law and Hong Kong Basic Law. Prior to joining the Allard School of Law, she taught at Tsinghua University School of Law from 1999-2019. Professor Cheng has held visiting appointments at Michigan University Law School, Columbia University Law School, Oslo University Human Rights Center, Sciences Po Paris, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong University. Professor Cheng has been actively involved in legal practice as a legal clinical supervisor as well as a government legal advisor. Between 2006-7, she was seconded to the Hong Kong and Macau Basic Law Commissions of the Chinese National People’s Congress Standing Committee. Professor Cheng is an associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law.

Professor Cheng has published over 30 articles, essays and several books, including Essence of Constitutionalism: Open Government Under Law (Beijing: CUPL Press, 2002) and State Craft and State Power: An Institutional Analysis of Chinese Constitution (Beijing: China Law Press, 2015). Her recent publications include: “Judicial Activism and Human Rights Protection: A Story of India” (2020) 1 Tsinghua Law Journal 67-82; “Hong Kong’s Constitutional Order under the Asymmetric Governance Structure” (2018) 5 China Law Review 179-186; “Jurisprudential Basis for the New Constitutional Order of Hong Kong: Separation or Delegation of Powers” (2017) 5 China Legal Science (English version) 56-83

Publications

BOOKS:

1. Statecraft And State Powers: An Institutional Analysis Of Chinese Constitutional Law (Beijing: Law Press China 2015) (212 pages) (August 1, 2015)

2. Essence Of Constitutionalism: Open Government Under Law (Beijing: China University of Political Science and Law Publishing House) (328 pages) (November 1, 2012)

ARTICLES:

1. “Judicial Activism and Human Rights Protection: A Story of India” (2020) 1 Tsinghua Law Journal 67-82 (《司法能动主义与人权保障:印度故事》,《清华法学》2020年第1期,第67-82页。)

2. Wei Cui, Jie Cheng, Dominika Wiesner, “Judicial Review of Government Actions in China” (2019) 1 China Perspectives 35-44, https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=275866844294237;res=I…

3. “Jurisprudential Basis for the New Constitutional Order of Hong Kong: Separation or Delegation of Powers” (2017) 5 China Legal Science (English version) 56-83, https://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/chlegscien5&div=44…

4. “Why Late Qing Constitutional Reform Failed: An Examination From The Comparative Institutional Perspective” (2017) 10 Tsinghua Law review 107-147, http://www.tsinghuachinalawreview.org/articles/1001_CHENG.htm

5. “Hong Kong’s Judiciary Under the Dual Track Politics”, (2006) 5 China Law Journal 47-59 (《双轨政治下的香港司法权》,载《中国法学》2006年第5期,第47-59页。)

6. “The Injustice and Reconstruction of procedures in eminent domain and land acquisition” (2008) 3 Frontiers of Law in China 65–97, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11463-008-0005-9 (《土地征收征用中的程序失范与重构》,载《法学研究》2006(1),第62-78页。)

 

Jie Cheng

Organization Affiliations

  • Centre for Asian Legal Studies

Research Interests

  • Administrative law and regulatory governance
  • Asian legal studies
  • Comparative law

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