The William Catron Jones Lecture Series honors the work and memory of the late Professor William C. Jones who was an internationally acclaimed scholar of Chinese law. For more than 35 years, Professor Jones worked in the area of Chinese and comparative law, making numerous contributions to Chinese legal studies in the United States. He translated the last major imperial Chinese legal code – The Great Qing Code – and the first precursor of the civil code of the People’s Republic of China – the General Principles of the Civil Law.

Professor Jones, the Charles F. Nagel Professor Emeritus of International and Comparative Law, joined Washington University School of Law in 1955. During his years of service, he served as a lecturer for the International Association for Teaching Comparative Law, a visiting scholar at various universities around the world, and a Fulbright Lecturer at Wuhan University. To commemorate the inter-disciplinary nature of his work, the William C. Jones Lecture Series is jointly sponsored by the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute at the Washington University School of Law and the Program in East Asian Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.

威廉 卡特隆 琼斯系列讲座

威廉 卡特隆 琼斯系列讲座旨在纪念已故的威廉 卡特隆 琼斯教授及其学术研究。琼斯教授是国际知名的中国法学者。他致力于中国法和比较法的研究长达四十余年,对美国的中国法研究领域作出了突出贡献。琼斯教授曾翻译了中国封建王朝的最后一部法典《大清律例》,该法典是《中国人民共和国民法通则》的最早法律渊源。

威廉 卡特隆 琼斯,“查尔斯 F. 纳格尔”国际法与比较法荣誉教授,自1955起执教于华盛顿大学法学院。其间,他曾在国际比较法协会就职、在世界多所大学访学,并作为福布赖特学者在武汉大学做学术演讲。为了纪念其跨学科的研究成果,华盛顿大学法学院“惠特尼 R. 哈尼斯”国际法协会和文理学院东亚研究中心特联合赞助了此威廉 卡特隆 琼斯系列讲座。


Upcoming Lecture

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Previous Lectures

Kirsten Sellars, April 8, 2019
The Tokyo Tribunal: China, the USSR, and the ‘Crimes against Peace’ Charges

Marie Seong-Hak Kim – March 8, 2018
A Case for Korea in Comparative Legal History

H.E. Judge Liu Daqun – February 22, 2017
The Legacy and Challenges of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

 Wen-Chen Chang – February 22, 2016
Chinese Constitutionalism at the Crossroads: Challenges, Opportunities and Prospects

Curtis J. Milhaupt – February 17, 2015
Party-State, Inc: Chinese Corporate Capitalism in the 21st Century

Madeleine Zelin – February 24, 2014
Local Knowledge: Explorations in China’s First Encounter with the Modern Company

Tae-Ung Baik – March 7, 2013
Public Interest Litigation in South Korea

Judge Xue Hanqin – April 11, 2012
The International Court of Justice and Judicial Settlement of International Disputes: Changes and Challenges

Charles Freeman – November 13, 2008
Trading Places? U.S. Economic Engagement with China and Its Implications for U.S. Power, Competitiveness, and Global Prestige

Susan Whiting – November 14, 2007
Law, Order, and Justice: Dispute Resolution in China’s Transitional Political Economy

William Kirby – November 10, 2006
American and Chinese Universities in the 21st Century

Andrew Walder – November 11, 2005
Politics and Privatization: China in Global Perspective

A Conversation with William C. Jones