Ling Li joined the U.S.-Asia Law Institute at the New York University School of Law as a Senior Research Fellow in 2010 after having obtained her doctoral degree from Leiden University (Van Vollenhoven Institute) in the Netherlands. She has done extensive research on corruption in China and published: "The Production of Corruption in China’s Courts—Judicial Decision-Making in a One-Party State" in Law and Social Inquiry (Vol. 37, 2012); "‘Performing’ Bribery in China—Guanxi-Practice, Corruption with a Human Face" in Journal of Contemporary China (Vol. 20, No. 68, 2011); and the chapter “Corruption in China's Courts,” in the book Judicial Independence in China: Lessons for Global Rule of Law Promotion, (Cambridge University Press, 2010). Her current research focuses on the Chinese Communist Party as an institution and the relation between the Party and the state as a whole and as individual state institutions.

Last Updated: April 6, 2021



Rule of Law—Why Now?

Ira Belkin, Donald Clarke & more
In a recent essay, “How China’s Leaders Will Rule on the Law,” Carl Minzner looks at the question of why China’s leaders have announced they will emphasize rule of law at the upcoming Chinese Communist Party plenum slated to take place in Beijing...