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This Issue’s Contributors

October 29, 2010

William P. Alford is the Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law, Vice Dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies, Director of East Asian Legal Studies, and Chair of the HLS Project on Disability at Harvard Law School.

Catherine Barber is the Deputy Director for Asia Pacific at Amnesty International.

Donald C. Clarke is a Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., where he specializes in modern Chinese law. In addition to his academic work, he founded and maintains Chinalaw, the leading Internet listserv on Chinese law, and writes the Chinese Law Prof Blog.

Jerome A. Cohen is a Professor at New York University School of Law and Co-Director of the U.S.-Asia Law Institute. A pioneer in the field, Professor Cohen began studying Chinese criminal law in the early 1960s and introduced Asian law into the curriculum of Harvard Law School. He retired from the practice of law at the end of 2000 after decades of representing companies and individuals in contract negotiations as well as in dispute resolutions in various Asian countries.

R. Randle Edwards is the Walter Gellhorn Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, a former faculty member of Columbia's East Asian Institute, and the former director of the Center for Chinese Legal Studies. He also served as the Chairman of the Committee on Legal Education Exchange with China from 1983 until 1991.

James V. Feinerman is the James M. Morita Professor of Asian Legal Studies at the Georgetown University Law Center. From 1993 to 1995, he was the Director of the Committee on Scholarly Communication with China at the National Academy of Sciences. Professor Feinerman also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the American Bar Association’s China Law Reporter from 1986 to 1998 and was a Fulbright Senior Distinguished Lecturer at Tsinghua University Law School in Beijing.

Corinna-Barbara Francis is an East Asia researcher at Amnesty International.

Amy Gadsden is Associate Dean and Executive Director for International Programs at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Prior to that, she was Special Advisor for China in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. She has worked extensively on joint cooperation projects with Chinese governmental and non-governmental agencies.

Felice Gaer is the Director of the Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights. She is the Vice Chair of the United Nations Committee against Torture and a member of the bipartisan federal U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, on which she has served three terms as Chair. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, she served as a public member of U.S. delegations to various United Nations human rights negotiations.

Gao Wenqian (高文谦) is Senior Policy Advisor and Editor-in-Chief of Chinese Publications at Human Rights in China. A former researcher at the Communist Party of China Central Research Office for Documentation, he immigrated to the United States in 1993. He is the author of Zhou Enlai: The Last Perfect Revolutionary.

He Qinglian (何清涟), an economist and author of China’s Pitfall and Media Control in China, is a Senior Researcher at Human Rights in China. She is a graduate of Hunan Normal University and received a master’s degree in economics from Shanghai’s Fudan University. In China, she taught at Jinan University and worked as a writer and editor at the Shenzhen Legal Daily.

H. W. is a media analyst who follows Chinese-language media in the West.

Nicholas C. Howson is a Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. He was the Managing Partner of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP’s Beijing office from 1996 to 2003. He is also a designated foreign arbitrator for the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and a former Chairman of the Asian Affairs Committee of the New York Bar Association.

M.J. is the pseudonym of a businessman who has worked in China for the last eight years.

Terry Lautz is a visiting professor at Syracuse University and former vice president of the Henry Luce Foundation.  He has served as a trustee and chair of the Yale-China Association and the Lingnan Foundation, and has also served as a director of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. He was recently a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC, and is currently writing a book about encounters between American missionaries and Chinese communists.

Stanley B. Lubman is Distinguished Resident Lecturer at the Berkeley School of Law of the University of California and advisor to The Asia Foundation on law reform projects in China. He has specialized in China issues as a scholar and as a practicing lawyer for more than 45 years. He has taught at a number of American and European law schools and advised Western and Japanese clients on a wide range of matters in China.

Antoine Madelin is the Director of Inter-Governmental Organizations Activities of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH). Based in Brussels, Belgium, he coordinates FIDH's advocacy work at the United Nations in Geneva and New York and at various European Union institutions in Brussels.

Vincent Metten is the European Union Policy Director for the International Campaign for Tibet in Brussels, Belgium. From 2003 to 2006, he was National Detached Expert of the Belgian Ministry for Defense to the European Commission. From April 2001 to December 2002, he was an adviser on International issues at the Office of the Belgian Minister for Defence.

Paul Mooney is an American freelance journalist and has reported on China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong since 1985. At various times, he has been on staff at Newsweek, the Far Eastern Economic Review, and the South China Morning Post. He has lived in Beijing since 1994.

Sophie Richardson is the Advocacy Director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia Division and oversees the organization’s work on China. Dr. Richardson is the author of numerous articles on domestic Chinese political reform, democratization, and human rights in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, and the Philippines.


Dušanka Miščević has worked as a government translator, university professor, and theater coordinator.  She currently works as a media and special projects consultant and freelance writer in New York. She has written, edited and translated several books and films on China. Her articles on China and Chinese American issues have appeared in The Nation, the Journal of Contemporary Asia, The Yale Review, and other journals. She can be reached at

Paul Mooney (see above).