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Women Judges in Contemporary China: Gender, Judging and Living (Palgrave, 2017)

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  • 24 January 2018
  • 4.00PM - 6.00PM
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About | Women Judges in Contemporary China: Gender, Judging and Living (Palgrave, 2017)



Abstract - Women’s representation and performance in the judiciary in China is an under-researched area of socio-legal study.

Dr. Shen’s new book provides an up-to-date empirical account of female judges within the context of the Chinese legal system and wider society in post-Mao China.

It explores the gendered nature of judging by examining: who female judges are, what they do, and their position in the judicial profession.

In this seminar, Shen will argue for true representation of women in the judiciary, including their contributions in judging and the importance of judicial equality. Furthermore, she will also discuss the place held by female judges at home and women’s place in society as a whole.

The key issues, as the book examines, are gender equality in the judicial system and women’s agencies, emancipation and empowerment in contemporary China, and beyond. Shen’s discussions are based on data drawn from original research and thus provide much-needed contributions to international literature on gender and judging and contemporary women’s studies.

Researcher - Dr Anqi Shen is a Reader in Law, REF UoA Lead (Law), Member of the Research and Innovation Committee (RIC), Department of Criminology, Law and Policing, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Law.
Anqi is Research Fellow at the Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Centre for Development of Regional Rule of Law in China since 2015; Adjunct Professor at Law School in Nanjing University of Finance and Economics since 2013.
She is a Consulting Editor for Journal of Women & Criminal Justice (Routledge).

Please meet in the foyer of the School of Social Sciences, Business & Law (first floor, Clarendon) at 3.45pm for tea and coffee.



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