A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
“Second Lawyers, First Principles”: Lawyers, Rice-Roots Legal Workers, and the Battle Over Legal Professionalism in China
William Alford examines the rise, decline, and uncertain future of the rice-roots legal worker.
William Alford is Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law, Vice Dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies, and Director of East Asian Legal Studies at Harvard University School of Law. He is also a member of U.S.-China Institute Board of Scholars. Professor Alford’s research focuses on Chinese law and legal history and on the legal aspects of international trade and technology transfer. He is the author of Raising the Bar: The Emerging Legal Profession in East Asia (2007) and To Steal a Book Is an Elegant Offense: Intellectual Property Law in Chinese Civilization (1995) and many articles, including ones concerning Chinese environmental law.
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