CANCELLED: Karla Simon

February 5, 2014Duke Law News

CANCELLED
Tuesday, March 25
12:15 pm | Room 3037
Duke Law School

Duke Law alum Karla Simon ('72), chair of the International Center for Civil Society Law, will give a talk and answer questions on her newly released book, 'Civil Society in China: The Legal Framework from Ancient Times to the "New Reform Era."'  A book sale and signing will immediately follow.  The book was awarded the number three spot on the list of Ten Best Humanitarian Books for 2013 by the Humanitarian Times.  This lecture is co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific Studies Institute and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Lunch will be served.

For more information, please contact Ali Prince.

Abstract

In "Civil Society in China: The Legal Framework from Ancient Times to the "New Reform Era,"' Mrs. Simon explores the connections between laws, regulations and social and economic development in the associational sphere. Her talk will draw these linkages, but will also discuss the “contradictions” in the state’s treatment of civil society organizations in 2013.  She will also discuss the opening space for some types of civil society organizations and the contrasts with the clampdown on the New Citizens’ Movement. 

Biography

Karla W. Simon is Chairperson of the International Center for Civil Society Law, a full-service legal resource for civil society working principally in East Asia. She has retired from teaching to devote herself to writing and consulting full-time about civil society in China, splitting her time between Beijing and the New York City area. Her latest book ‘Civil Society in China: The Legal Framework from Ancient Times to the “New Reform Era”’ was published in March 2013 by Oxford University Press.

Karla W Simon (西 门 雅) is Chairperson of ICCSL (www.iccsl.org -- also available in Chinese), a full-service legal resource for civil society working principally in East Asia. She has retired from teaching to devote herself to writing and consulting full-time about civil society in China, splitting her time between Beijing and the New York City area. Her latest book Civil Society in China: The legal framework from ancient times to the ‘new reform era’ was published in March 2013 by Oxford University Press. - See more at: http://philanthropynews.alliancemagazine.org/author/karla-simon/#sthash.BGkZiSLz.dpuf
Karla W Simon (西 门 雅) is Chairperson of ICCSL (www.iccsl.org -- also available in Chinese), a full-service legal resource for civil society working principally in East Asia. She has retired from teaching to devote herself to writing and consulting full-time about civil society in China, splitting her time between Beijing and the New York City area. Her latest book Civil Society in China: The legal framework from ancient times to the ‘new reform era’ was published in March 2013 by Oxford University Press. - See more at: http://philanthropynews.alliancemagazine.org/author/karla-simon/#sthash.jEIc7prz.dpuf
Karla W Simon (西 门 雅) is Chairperson of ICCSL (www.iccsl.org -- also available in Chinese), a full-service legal resource for civil society working principally in East Asia. She has retired from teaching to devote herself to writing and consulting full-time about civil society in China, splitting her time between Beijing and the New York City area. Her latest book Civil Society in China: The legal framework from ancient times to the ‘new reform era’ was published in March 2013 by Oxford University Press. - See more at: http://philanthropynews.alliancemagazine.org/author/karla-simon/#sthash.jEIc7prz.dpuf