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The Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture Bringing a broad interdisciplinary and humanistic focus to the study of law in East Asia

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From confrontations over privacy rights and data sharing to collaboration around a new Trans-Pacific trade agreement, from territorial disputes at the beginning of the year to a devastating typhoon in the Philippines at the year’s close, 2013 brought many trenchant reminders of the legal significance of Asia and of the importance of building deep relationships of trust and mutual understanding among legal specialists throughout the region. In 2013, we significantly expanded our flagship project, Meridian 180, to address these challenges. We hosted 10 online conferences (forums) and held live meetings of our members in Beijing, Shanghai, New York, Sydney and Seoul. We initiated a new book series in four languages to make the outcomes of these remarkable discussions available to audiences throughout the Asia-Pacific region. From the politics of central banking, to reparations for the injuries of past wars, our members are actively confronting the big challenges of the region in a remarkably frank, open, and imaginative way. This year we made a special effort to create new connections with colleagues and institutions in Korea. We added Korean language translation to our Meridian 180 project with the addition of a Korean specialist to our Cornell Law School team and a Korean member, Eunice Kim, to the Core Idea Group. I traveled twice to Ewha and Yonsei Universities and we hosted a delegation from Ewha at Cornell to build new ties, and hold a meeting of the Korean membership of Meridian 180.

Another highlight of the year was a conference on Comparative Law at Tsinghua University in Beijing organized by Professor Xingzhong Yu. The conference brought together established and young scholars from around the world for a highly energetic dialogue about the future of comparative law. This report offers an overview of the many ways the Clarke Program has continued to expand in 2013. As always, we are proud of the work of the scholars and experts who came to our program to conduct research or present their findings. You will read about new collaborative research projects, and short and long-term academic exchanges inaugurated in 2013. Finally, this report will provide a preview of upcoming events, developments and directions for the program for 2014 and beyond. As always, we remain especially grateful for the generous gift of Jack G. Clarke that has supported this program since 2002. Other notable sources of funding include the Cornell University East Asia Program, the Cornell Institute for the Social Sciences, and the Mori Hamada & Matsumoto law firm. I would be pleased to receive your feedback, questions, or suggestions concerning anything you read here. Please write to me directly at

Annelise Riles, the Jack G. Clarke ‘52 Professor of Far East Legal Studies; Director, Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture and Professor of Anthropology

“The Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture continues to thrive and build connections. Our engagement with East Asia is of enormous importance to Cornell Law School. We are proud of the intellectual accomplishments the Clarke Program has achieved with its partners, and look forward to deepening our relationships.” Stewart J. Schwab, Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law, Cornell Law School

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2013 Clarke Lecture Each year the Clarke Program brings one or more high-profile scholars to Cornell to deliver a major public lecture. While at Cornell the Clarke Lecturers also meet informally with faculty and students from across the university. On October 21, Sun-Uk Kim, President of Ewha Womans University delivered the 2013 Clarke Lecture, “Gender Equality Legislation in Korea.” Kim’s lecture, co-sponsored by the Law School’s Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture and Cornell University’s East Asia Program, discussed the status of women in South Korea, from their presence in government and corporate leadership positions to their roles in family life Sun-Uk Kim, President and child-rearing. Ewha Womans University Although the South Korean government has taken many steps to create a legal framework for gender equality in the country, much work remains to be done, she said. “Gender policies should aim to reduce the gap between the legal system and the real world.”

While previous legislation and policies have made progress in providing welfare protections, dismantling patriarchal practices and establishing affirmative action in many areas, she sees a crucial task in “gender-mainstreaming,” with the government consistently assessing different ways in which policies affect men and women. Kim proposes child care resources, enacting policies that support diverse family types and ensuring that legislative reforms are enforced and integrated into the culture. Throughout a career that has included numerous positions in academia, the government, and the legal field, Kim has made pioneering efforts to build gender equality in Korea. As a member of the Presidential Committee on Administrative Reform and the Central Administrative Appeals Commission, she developed a Gender Equality Officer system. In 2005, she became the first woman appointed as the Minister of Government Legislation. Under her leadership, the Ministry conducted a comprehensive review of discriminatory provisions within Korean law and also reformed its own statutory examination process to increase gender sensitivity.

Sun-Uk Kim, President Ewha Womans University & Professor Eunice Kim, Vice-President of International Affairs, Ewha Womans University

“Gender policies should aim to reduce the gap between the legal system and the real world.” Sun-Uk Kim

“President Kim’s remarkable contributions to gender equality both as Minister of Legislation and as President of Ewha Women’s University are a model and an inspiration,” said Annelise Riles. “Her visit galvanized students and faculty from across the university.” In addition to Kim’s lecture and several informal meetings, the Ewha delegation participated in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Exchange Agreement signing ceremony with Cornell University Provost Kent Fuchs and Vice Provost for International Affairs Fred Logevall.

Josh Young, Cornell East Asia Program, Annelise Riles, President Sun-uk Kim, Fred Logevall, Vice Provost for International Affairs, Cornell University, Eunice Kim, Vice-President of International Affairs, Ewha Womans University 1


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Meridian 180 In March, Meridian 180 celebrated its first birthday. In only one and a half years, the project has significantly increased its membership and visibility in East Asia and the Oceania region, and established itself as one of the most innovative platforms for interdisciplinary research, particularly in the study of comparative law. Meridian 180 initiated a series of collaborative research projects involving our members and hosted 10 online forums with policymakers, practitioners, and academics from around the world on topics such as central bank accountability, data privacy, and the meaning of the rule of law. What is Meridian 180? Named after the anti-Meridian, the international date-line that divides East from West, Meridian 180 is comparative law in practice, for the next generation. It is a community of academics, practitioners and policy-makers from around the Asia-Pacific region working together to build the intellectual infrastructure for the next generation of Asia-Pacific relations. Through live and on-line meetings which participants can follow in their choice of one of four languages— Chinese, Japanese, Korean and English—we collaborate to incubate new ideas, develop them, and deliver them to the academy, the policy world, and the public at large throughout the Asia-Pacific region. For more information, please visit our website at 2

Meridian 180’s Increased Presence in the Asia-Pacific Region Meridian 180 increased its membership from 485 to 589, or 21%, during the past year. Members from the Asia Pacific region drove much of this growth – Chinese members increased by 57%, Japanese members by 13%, Korean members by 167%, and Australian members by 158%. In total, members from the Asia-Pacific region now make up approximately 43% of the membership. This growth reflects Meridian’s core mission to support an inclusive trans-Pacific dialogue.



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Meridian 180 in Korea In 2013, Meridian 180 significantly increased its presence in Korea. With the addition of Eunice Kim (Vice-President and Professor of Law, Ewha Womans University) to the Core Idea Group that directs the project, the official launch of the Korean language interface, and the addition of Eo-Jean Kim as our Korean Fellow, Meridian 180 now has the capacity to draw major Korean scholars and professionals into further conversation on issues implicating the Asia-Pacific region. Meridian 180 expects to triple the number of Korean members in the coming year. Meridian 180 and Comparative Law in China Meridian 180 has won recognition in China as a leading site of innovation in the study of comparative law. In 2013, we participated in the “East Asian Law & Society Conference” conference in Jiaotong University in Shanghai and co-hosted the “Comparative Law in the Globalized World: Transmigration and Innovation” with Qinghua University in Beijing organized by Core Idea Group member Professor Xingzhong Yu (Cornell Law School). On the sidelines of these major academic conferences, members of Meridian 180 and Chinese legal scholars exchanged ideas about the project’s unique ability to reimagine comparative law by emphasizing interdisciplinary and multicultural exchange.

Meridian 180 in Japan Meridian 180 also hosted a workshop in Tokyo on the comparative history of U.S. and Japanese tax policy organized by Core Idea Group member Eric San Juan (Office of the Taxpayer Advocate, IRS). This workshop inspired later online forums on fiscal policy and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the trade agreement currently under negotiation among Asia-Pacific nations. Meridian 180 in Australia Meridian 180 is also increasing its presence in Australia. The project convened its Australian membership for a brainstorming session on the future direction of the project at the University of Sydney hosted by Core Idea Group member Fleur Johns (University of Sydney). Meridian 180 hopes to double its membership in the Oceania region in the coming year. Addressing Central Bank Accountability Since the financial crisis of 2008, central banks have assumed unprecedented powers and have taken on far more interventionist roles in the economy and, arguably, the political system itself. At the same time, the interconnection of the

world economies means that the actions of central banks have profound effects beyond their own national borders. Understanding this new politics of central banking is critical to national and international regulation. The deep national and cross-disciplinary expertise of our members uniquely positions Meridian 180 to play a critical role in rethinking the new global politics of central banking.

and policy-makers seeking to understand how central bank accountability functions in practice in different national environments. We will launch this research project with a second conference on central banks and accountability to be held in New York City in 2014.

In 2013, we hosted two online forums and one live conference on this topic, culminating in a special issue of the Cornell International Law Journal. These discussions covered a wide range of issues, from mobile money in Kenya, to debtfinanced consumption in the United States, to the politics of Abenomics in Japan, to Islamic Finance, to liquidity spirals in Europe, and shadow banking in Europe and China. Our live conference, co-hosted with the Cornell International Law Journal, featured a keynote speech by U.S. Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo and two roundtable discussions by bankers, economists, law professors, and anthropologists from around the world. The academic papers from this conference will be published in the Cornell International Law Journal in Spring 2014.

In 2013, we also launched a new book series in the Cornell University East Asia Series aimed at disseminating the insights of our remarkable discussions to a broader public audience throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Our first book, to be published in four languages (English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean) is entitled Crisis and Hope: Experts and Intellectuals in Post-Fukushima Japan, and is edited by Core Idea Group member Hirokazu Miyazaki (Cornell University).

Building on this success, we plan to launch a large multijurisdictional research project involving teams of academics

Learn more about Meridian 180 To read our forum summaries, book reviews, and other articles please visit

New Book Series

Engaging the Next Generation This fall, Meridian launched a class for students at the Cornell Law School. Nine students representing five different countries have been actively engaged in analyzing Meridian 180’s discussions and disseminating these to the wider public. In the future, we hope to open this opportunity to students in other Asia-Pacific nations as well.

The Core Idea Group The CIG provides intellectual direction to the organization and provides advice to the Director about policy questions involving the substance of our discussions and other issues. The CIG also serves as the “editorial board” for our forums and conferences and is responsible for choosing among discussion topics suggested by members. The CIG aims to reflect the geographical and disciplinary diversity of the Meridian 180 community. CIG’S MEMBERS:

Annelise Riles is the Jack G. Clarke Professor of Far East Legal Studies and Professor of Anthropology at Cornell University. She is the founder and director of Meridian 180. Douglas Holmes is Professor of Anthropology at the State University of New York at Binghamton. Eunice Kim is Professor of Anglo-American law and Vice President of Global Affairs at the Ewha Womans University. Hirokazu Miyazaki is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Cornell East Asia Program at Cornell University.

Yuji Genda is Professor of Labor Economics at the University of Tokyo. Eric San Juan is Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University and formerly acted as the Tax Legislative Counsel in the U.S. Treasury Department. Fleur Johns is Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales. Xingzhong Yu is the Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Professor in Chinese Law at Cornell University Law School.


New York, New York

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June 14–15, 2013

“Comparative Law in a Globalized World: Transmigration and Innovation” The Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture sponsored this two-day international conference with the support of the Lehman Fund for Scholarly Exchange with China and Tsinghua University Law School. The conference was organized by Professor Xingzhong Yu, of Cornell Law School. More than 80 people attended. Established and young scholars from Australia, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macao, the Philippines, Taiwan and the United States participated in the conference. Conference presenters participated in panel discussions on topics as diverse as discourse and translation, intellectual property rights, corporate governance, constitutionalism and human rights, legal transplant and modernization of law, globalization of law and new approaches to comparative legal studies. Four CLS professors, Professor Annelise Riles, Professor Muna Ndulo, Professor Chuck Whitehead and Professor Xingzhong Yu, and two postdocs, Naruhito Cho and Zhaoxin Jiang, 4

February 22, 2013

“The Changing Politics of Central Banks: Cornell International Law Journal Symposium”

International Conferences Beijing, China


Conference panel at Tsinghua University Law School

Conference presenters

presented papers as well as served as discussion leaders and provided thoughtful challenges and inquiries into the presentations that analyzed various difficulties and possibilities emanate from legal transplant and innovation.

Daniel K. Tarullo, member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Fed’s point person on financial regulation, gave the keynote address at our co-sponsored conference with the Cornell International Law Journal Symposium, at the Cornell Club in New York City. Governor Tarullo called for central banks to consider financial stability when making monetary policy; saying this is necessary for both crisis response and crisis prevention. Speaking to a room of Cornell Law students, scholars, practitioners and journalists, he said, “We need to consider carefully the view that central banks should assess the effect of monetary policy on financial stability, and, in some instances, adjust their policy decisions to take account of these effects.” Both scholars and practitioners presented papers and participated in roundtable discussions the following day. “The focus on central banks as political actors is clearly timely given the growing awareness of the public of the distributive effects of monetary policy and also the debates taking place in many countries around the world about the proper scope of independence for central banks,” said Professor Riles. “The perspectives of the conference participants—academics and central bankers, mainly—varied considerably.” “We were particularly drawn to central banks as a topic because they affect both large institutions and individuals,” said Courtney Finerty ‘13, Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell International Law Journal who spearheaded the

event with the Journal’s Symposium Editors Diana Biller ‘13 and Connie Lam ‘13. “We wanted to pick a topic that would allow people from multiple backgrounds to come to the table and share their unique perspectives, and because central banks impact the lives of so many individuals, we felt it was an ideal subject.” According to Finerty, it was the goal of the Symposium Committee to expose students to leading thinkers and practitioners in the area of financial governance and to impart the value of an inter-disciplinary approach to legal issues. Professors Annelise Riles and Robert Hockett, who were faculty advisors for the student organizers, conceived the sub-topics of the conference and helped bring scholars and practitioners to the event. “Of course the stars here were the students who put this remarkable event together and then enabled everything to run so gracefully,” Professor Hockett said. “Cornell could not be more blessed, to have such students as these.”

Right: Daniel Tarullo gives the keynote address. Bottom from left: Cornell Law School Professor Robert Hockett Cornell Law School Professor John Barcelo, speaking at the symposium. Cornell Law School Professor and Clarke Program Director Annelise Riles

“Because central banks impact the lives of so many individuals, we felt it was an ideal subject.” Courtney Finerty ‘13


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Colloquium Series Each week during the fall semester, faculty, law student and senior graduate students met to discuss works in progress on Law and Culture in East Asia. The informal setting encouraged discussion and the focus on new and cross disciplinary research provided a nuanced view of Asian institutions and practices. Students were able to participate for either one or three course credits and hence the colloquium series offered a unique and appealing way for Cornell Law students to learn directly from prominent scholars and intellectuals about the legal culture of East Asia.

FA L L 2 0 1 3 C O L L O Q U I U M S E R I E S S P E A K E R S

Yoshihisa Hayakawa, Professor of Law, Rikkyo University “Consumer Protection and Private International Law - Two Different Approaches to Conflicts in the Rule-MakingProcess of UNCITRAL” Frank Zhang, J.S.D. Candidate, Cornell Law School “Enforcing Ad Hoc Arbitration Awards Under Chinese Law” Takayuki Kihira, LL.M 2006, Partner Mori, Hamada & Matsumoto (Tokyo) “Recent M&A Trends in Japan - With a Particular Focus on SoftBank’s Acquisition of Sprint Nextel” Kentaro Matsubara, Professor of Law, University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law “Land, Credit and Social Structuring in Qing South China”

Kentaro Matsubara, University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law 6

Jie Cheng, Associate Professor of Law, Tsinghua University School of Law, Nathaniel Fensterstock Visiting Associate Professor of Law (Fall 2013) Columbia Law School “Contradiction, Reconciliation, and MutualStrengthening: A Review of Institutional Interaction between the NPCSC and the Hong Kong Judiciary since 1997”

Left: Jie Cheng, Associate Professor of Law, Tsinghua University School of Law, Nathaniel Fensterstock Visiting Associate Professor of Law (Fall 2013) Columbia Law School Left: Takayuki Kihira, LL.M 2006, Partner, Mori, Hamada & Matsumoto (Tokyo)

Wei Cui, Associate Professor University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, International Visiting Associate Professor of Law (Fall 2013) Columbia Law School “Administrative Decentralization and the Rule of Law: Evidence from Chinese Tax Administration” Zhaoxin Jiang, Postdoctoral Associate, Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture, Cornell Law School “The Lost Soul Mates: On the First Judge’s Strike in China”

Zhaoxin Jiang, Postdoctoral Associate, Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture

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The Clarke Visiting Scholar Program Visiting scholars from around the world bring to the program specialized knowledge of current Asian legal issues. The Clarke Program welcomes visiting scholars through a number of special exchange programs, as well as general programs for visiting researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting assistant professors, respectively. Visiting scholars make use of Cornell’s extensive library collections and meet with colleagues from across the university. Sergio Latorre Sergio Latorre was born in Bogota, Colombia. He holds a LL.B. from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, an LL.M. and a J.S.D from Cornell University. In 2002, he served with the Jesuit Refugee Service, working with internally displaced communities in different regions in Colombia. Upon finishing his law degree, Sergio moved to the U.S. and worked as a research assistant at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University before joining Cornell Law School. He has also worked as an intern at the Americas Division of Human Rights Watch in New York and at the Center for Justice and International Law in Washington D.C. 

Sandra Hotz

The Mori Hamada & Matsumoto Exchange

Sandra Hotz is senior researcher and lecturer (‘Oberassi­ stentin’) at the University of Fribourg and the Collegium Helveticum, Institute for Trans­discipli­nary Studies, Uni­­versity of Zurich & ETH. Prior she was Visiting Research Fellow at Columbia Law School (2010-2011), Oberassisten­tin at the Law Faculty, Uni­versity of Zu­rich (2008-2010) and Post-doc Re­search Fellow at the Re­search Prio­rity Pro­gram Asia-Europe of the Uni­ver­sity of Zu­rich (2006-2009). Her research focus lies on intersections of Law, Culture (Japan) and Ethics. She has published in the fields of com­­­parative law, contract and family law. Her Ph.D. thesis (2006) was a comparative study on con­tract law (Swiss, German and Japanese Law), pu­blished by Mohr Siebeck.

The Mori, Hamada & Matsumoto Exchange sponsors faculty exchanges between Cornell Law School and leading Japanese universities.  Cornell Law faculty travel to Japan, and faculty of Japanese universities travel to Cornell to collaborate on research projects, give seminars, and teach courses. The Mori Hamada & Matsumoto Exchange Program is supported with funds provided by the Mori Hamada & Matsumoto law firm. The Mori Hamada Distinguished Visitor: Hisashi Harata is Associate Professor in Private International Law at University of Tokyo. His areas of specialization are Private International Law and Legal History, especially concerning Friedlich Karl von Savigny and the Roman Law Tradition. His current research focuses on the particularities of the legal framework of International Law, including Private International Law, at the end of 19th century. Professor Harata gave a lecture to students in Annelise Riles Conflict of Laws Class on November 11, 2013. Professor Harata will be the Mori Hamada Distinguished Visitor in spring 2014.


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Taiwan Ministry of Justice Program Pei-Chin Lin Pei- Chin Lin is prosecutor of Shih-Lin District Prosecutors office, R.O.C. Following her graduation from Soochow University in 1994, she worked as a lawyer in Best Union Law Office, Lin & Chang international Law Office, then in Baker & Mckenzin Law Firm, Taipei, Taiwan, where she dealt with some major civil and corporates cases. She has served as prosecutor since 2000, devoted herself to investigating, litigating in numerous cases at Taiwan Ban-Ciao and Shin-Lin District Prosecutors office. She has been a member of the Legislation Committee on Real Estate Registration Law in the Ministry of the Interior of the R.O.C. from 2011-2013. Her recent focus is prosecutors’ immunities and liabilities. Her planned research at Cornell Law School is the non-conviction based asset forfeiture in economic crimes. Chia-hua Wu Chia-hua Wu (Claire Wu) passed the Bar Exam and Judicial Exam in Taiwan, and currently served as a Taipei District Court judge. She is a Ph.D. candidate in National 8

Taiwan University as well. Mrs. Wu received her B.A. and B.L. double degrees from National Chung Cheng University, and earned her LL.M degree from National Taiwan University with a dissertation entitled “Study on the Constitutionality of Compulsory Apology in Civil and Criminal Laws”. Her research interests include constitutional law (especially first amendment, equal protection and judicial review), international human right law, gender equality, and law and social movement. Mrs. Wu has published several law review articles regarding gender and constitutional law issues in Taiwan. She was also a co-editor of Financial Holding Company and Merger: Crime and Reform in Finance. Her recent publications include “The Unbelievable Truth: Comment on Judicial Interpretation No. 666 and Social Change” (2012)(TSSCI), “Judiciary and Distrust: Comment on Judicial Performance Evaluation in Taiwan (2014 forthcoming), “Discuss Decriminalization of Gambling in the Social Change Perspective” (2014 forthcoming)(THCI core). Recently, she was assigned by the Judicial Yuan of Taiwan to conduct research regarding “Judicial conduct and ethics in U.S.” at Cornell Law School from 2013 to 2014. Meng-Chu Wu Meng-Chu,Wu (Stephen Wu) served as a prosecutor at Taoyuan District Prosecutors Office in Taiwan since 2008, and then served as a prosecutor at New Taipei District Prosecutors Office since 2010. He is now a LL.M student at National Taipei University as well. Mr. Wu received his B.L. degree from National Taiwan University and passed the Judicial Exam in 2005. His research interests include electronic surveillance and medical malpractice. Recently, he wrote some case reviews about medical malpractice cases in Taiwan, and

was invited to give talks in conferences and seminars. Although electronic surveillance is an important way to investigate serious crime, it would also inevitably violate one’s right of privacy, how to balance the interests of national security and one’s right of privacy is a challenging issue in Taiwan. Therefore, Mr. Wu was assigned by the Ministry of Justice of Taiwan to conduct research regarding “new type electronic surveillance in U.S.” at Cornell Law School from 2013 to 2014.

P ro g r a m Hi g h l i g h t s for 2013

On-Campus Outreach and Cross-Campus Collaboration One of the central missions of the Clarke Program is to foster greater collaboration between Cornell Law School and other colleges, schools and units across the Cornell campus. Regardless of their major, undergraduate students are welcome to join our events and every year more graduate students contribute to and benefit from the Clarke Program’s commitment to graduate training and interdisciplinary study.

“The Clarke program is a dynamic center of serious cross-cultural intellectual exchange. My work with its Meridian 180 project has forever shaped my sense of what it means to be an engaged scholar. The conversations I have had the privilege of participating in are not only timely and policy relevant but also empathetic and sensitive.” Eudes Lopes, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University

“The Clarke Program has offered me an unprecedented learning opportunity. Speakers from all around the world have brought in innovative scholarship, frontier practice experience, and rich multidisciplinary perspectives. The Meridian 180 platform has further made the exchange of ideas more convenient. I feel so lucky that I had the chance to take part in the Clarke Program’s activities.”

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P ro g r a m Hi g h l i g h t s for 2014

Clarke Program welcomes new staff member

Coming Highlights

Eo-Jean Kim joined the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture as a Program Fellow focusing on Korea in summer 2013. Eo-Jean Kim (pronounced Ojin Kim) is from Seoul, South Korea. She obtained a B.A. in Ethics and Political Philosophy from Brown University, an M.A. in Asian Studies from Cornell University, and a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law.  She has also studied philosophy at the Seoul National University Graduate School. Eo-Jean is a member of the New York State Bar.


Katsuito Iwai Visiting Professor, International Christian University and Senior Research Fellow, Tokyo Foundation will deliver the 2014 Clarke Lecture on March 26, 2014. UPCOMING VISITOR:

Hisashi Harata, Professor, University of Tokyo Faculty of Law will be welcomed in Spring 2014 by Cornell Law School as 2014 Mori Hamada & Matsumoto Distinguished Visitor. UPCOMING VISITOR:

Sayaka Takano, Research Fellow at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science will be a Clarke Program Visiting Scholar in Fall 2014.

Frank Zhang, J.S.D. candidate, Cornell Law School 9

Clarke Program Administration Director Annelise Riles Jack G. Clarke ‘52 Professor of Far East Legal Studies, Professor of Anthropology

Donna K. Hastings

Naruhito Cho

Assistant Program Coordinator

Lead Program Fellow and Japanese Translator

Zhaoxin Jiang

Eo-Jean Kim

Postdoctoral Associate and Chinese Translator

Fellow and Korean Translator

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