On Discrepancy and Synergy between China and the International Criminal Court
Cong-rui QIAO
Utrecht University, the Netherlands
International legal scholarship pays much attention to normative interpretations of China's stance toward international criminal justice, which contributes little to the potential synergy between the two. This article develops the current analytical framework in two ways: first by outlining the rationale behind China's conventional critique of the ICC ....

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The New Conflict Rules of Arbitration Agreements in China: The Old Wine in the New Bottle
Weidong ZHU
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
Before the enactment of the CPIL and issuance of Interpretation I of the CPIL, the conflict rules of arbitration agreements were contained in the Interpretation 2006 in China. But the new conflict rules are almost the same as those under the old legal regime and will also result in the wide application of the lex fori, which accordingly leads to many arbitration agreements being held invalid by the Chinese courts. ....

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Effectiveness of the Chinese Communist Party's Anti-corruption Institutions and Policies: A Critical Review
Mohammad Shakil WAHED
University of Reading,UK
The intensity of corruption in China has been progressively high since the 1980s. This seriously undermines the overall effectiveness of Chinese anti-corruption institutions and policies. This article argues that the existing anti-corruption measures in China have not been working properly to eliminate or even contain the problem at an acceptable level. ....

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In what way should we do political sociology research in contemporary China?
-A book review of Politics of Housing Right: Homeowners United Right-Protecting Action in Urban China
Yongmei LI
University of Southampton, UK
A series of questions occurred in my mind when I thought about the topic of housing right, which mainly diverge in two directions regarding local democracy and China studies. It is fair to say that the core idea of these two directions is interaction. No matter the interaction between public and private sectors or the interaction between research and reality, interaction really means a lot and does make differences. ....

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From verbal-static to visual-dynamic: a perspective shift in studying the structure of Lun Yu
Juquan HAN
Hebei Agricultural University,China
Starting off from Makeham's differentiation between historical meaning and scriptural meaning, Huang's citation of coherence theories and Xu's embodimental reading by rejecting Western logos, this paper takes a perspective shift from verbal-static to visual-dynamic to study the structure of The Analects of Confucius. ....

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