Hugging

Hugging

Photo by Anastasia Vityukova on Unsplash At 4.30 p.m. on August 28th, 2021, for the first time after five hundred and twenty-five days spent in isolation, on account of the pandemic, in my small village 30 km from Coimbra, I hugged and was hugged by...
Crits and the Chinese Party-state

Crits and the Chinese Party-state

Series: Critical Legal Thinking on China Critical theory borrows liberally from various anti-liberal thinkers , such as Karl Marx and Carl Schmitt, but what should critical legal scholarship on – and in – illiberal political regimes look like? This essay discusses the...
Observations on Hong Kong

Observations on Hong Kong

Series: Critical Legal Thinking on China It has been said that a poem is never finished, just abandoned. Academic writing has a touch of that too. The visions and revisions it has taken to get a text into decent shape could always do with one more run through, one...
Schmitt in Beijing

Schmitt in Beijing

Series: Critical Legal Thinking on China On December 4, 2020, the keynote lecture for Hong Kong’s second annual official “Constitution Day Seminar” was delivered by Peking University law professor Chen Duanhong. In his remarks, Chen firmly supported the legal climate...