May Hall


      Institute Fellow, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences
      Cheng Chan Lan Yue Professor of Constitutional Law, The University of Hong Kong


      Professor Chen was born in and grew up in Hong Kong, and received his undergraduate and postgraduate education at the University of Hong Kong and Harvard University respectively. He began his academic career in 1984 at the University of Hong Kong. He served as Head of the Department of Law in 1993 – 96, and Dean of the Faculty of Law in 1996 – 2002. He is currently the Cheng Chan Lan Yue Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Hong Kong.

      In addition to over 190 articles or book chapters published in various English-language and Chinese-language journals and books, Professor Chen has written several books, including: An Introduction to the Legal System of the People's Republic of China  (4th ed. 2011), The World of Legal Philosophy (2003, in Chinese), and The World of Constitutional Law (2014, in Chinese). He is also the editor or co-editor of the following books: Human Rights in Asia (2006); Administrative Law and Governance in Asia (2009); Legal Reforms in China and Vietnam (2010); Public Law in East Asia (2013); and Constitutionalism in Asia in the Early Twenty-First Century (2014).