Congratulations to Michael Ng who has been awarded HKU's Faculty Research Output Prize 2014-2015 for his book, Legal Transplantation in Early Twentieth-Century China, published 2014 by Routledge, 188 pages.
Endorsements by other scholars:
'This book provides a readable and clear account of the legal practices in the first three decades of the Republican era, which fills a gap in the legal history of China, and therefore much welcomed. Its archival research provides a new understanding of the period, by drawing attention to its process of assimilation of the traditional and Western legal systems.' —Song-Chuan CHEN, Assistant Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Technological University, Singapore
‘Michael Ng's important study of the legal institutions of early twentieth century Beijing makes a major contribution to our knowledge of the legal order of Republican China. At the same time, it illuminates the complex interactions between the late imperial tradition, surviving in unexpected ways, and the transplanted institutions of liberal legal modernity.’ — Teemu Ruskola, Professor of Law, Emory University, U.S.A.
Three research output prizes were also awarded at the Faculty level for the following publications:
- Cora Chan, "Implementing China and Hong Kong’s Preliminary Reference System: Transposability of Article 267 TFEU Principles"  Public Law 642-661.
- Kelvin Kwok, "The New Hong Kong Competition Law: Anomalies and Challenges" (2014) 37 World Competition Law and Economics Review 541-567.
- Ernest Lim, "Of 'Landmark' or 'Leading' Cases: Salomon's Challenge" (2014) 41 Journal of Law and Society 523-550.