Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Furman Hall, Room 310
245 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012
Dr. Xiaonan Liu is a professor and the Director of the Constitutionalism Research Institute at China University of Political Science and Law and currently a visiting scholar at USALI. Xiaonan holds an LL.M from Yale Law School, as well as an LL.B., Master of Law and Ph.D. from Jilin University School of Law, and she did post-Ph.D. study on gender and education at the Beijing Normal University. Dr. Liu is also a board member at the Chinese Women’s Research Society and China Social Law Society.
Xiaonan teaches anti-discrimination law, gender and law, and jurisprudence at CUPL. Dr. Liu’s major book publications include authoring “Hong Kong and Taiwan Gender Equality and Legislation and Case Studies”, “20 Years On: How Far Have We Progressed? - The Development of Chinese Women’s Rights in the last 20 years following the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women”; and editing China’s first anti-discrimination law textbook “Discrimination Law：Text and Materials”; and co-authoring the first textbook at the undergraduate level on gender and law “Gender and Law”; founding and convening the first scholarly journal on anti-discrimination law “Anti-Discrimination Law Review”, in addition to more than 70 scholarly publications.
Xiaonan has conducted research and coordinated on cooperative projects on equality and nondiscrimination with International Labor Organization, Ford Foundation, Yale Law School China Law Center, and other foreign universities. She was also the team leader on a number of research projects that focused on gender equality and the condition of legal education in China. Xiaonan involved the expert draft of the law on anti-discrimination in employment and is the expert witness of China’s fist transgender case.