News Archive [RICE]
New Publication: Möllers/Li (Ed.) Between Tradition and Modernity - The Special Section of the New Chinese Civil Code 新书出版:穆勒斯/李昊主编：《中国新民法典分则——在传统与现代之间》
On 1.1.2021, the new Civil Code of the People’s Republic of China, adopted on 28.05.2020, came into force. This is a major step on the way towards a unified civil code, which goes back to the beginning of the 20th century. (...)
Visit by two doctoral students from the CUPL - 中国政法大学博士生来访请教法学方法论专题
On 12 April 2022, doctoral students Mr Guobang Wu and Ms Yi Li, LL.M. from the Chinese University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) visited RICE. The discussions with Professor Möllers focused on basic theories and methods of law in Germany. Furthermore, the organisation of a symposium in the context of the publication of the monograph "Juristische Methodenlehre" in Chinese in Beijing in June 2022 was discussed. Mr Wu is currently doing his doctorate at the University of Vienna, while Ms Li is a visiting researcher at the University of Münster.
The article "Offene Fragen zum Kaufrecht des chinesischen Zivilgesetzbuches - Ein Vergleich mit dem deutschen und europäischen Recht" ("Open Questions on the Law of Sale of Goods under the Chinese Civil Code - A Comparison with German and European Law") has been published in the current issue 3/2021 of the "Zeitschrift für Chinesisches Recht".
In his article, Professor Möllers examines Chinese law comparatively with German and European law.
In particular, he deals with highly interesting issues of the law of sales, such as the concept of defect, the duty to examine the object of sale and warranty claims in case of defectiveness, as well as the relationship to the Consumer Protection Law, regulations on the control of general terms and conditions and the obligation to contract. The article concludes with an evaluation of the regulatory technique and a presentation of the concept of humanity of the ZGB.
Appointment as visiting scientist
The Law Faculty of the University of Augsburg has awarded Dr. Zhihao Du the position of Visiting Scholar at the Research Institute for Chinese Law (RICE). Mr. Du received his doctorate in Göttingen and is currently an assistant professor at Hunan University in China. He has contributed significantly to the translation of Professor Möllers' "Juristische Arbeitstechnik" and "Juristische Methodenlehre".
Open questions on the law of sale of the Chinese Civil Code
The Journal of Law and Economy of the Law School of the Central University of Finance and Economics published the article "Offene Fragen zum Kaufrecht des chinesischen Zivilgesetzbuchs.
- A Comparison with German and European Law" by Professor Möllers was published in Chinese.
The Chinese Civil Code - Features and Unsolved Problems
On 7 May, Professor Möllers took part in an online event at the Ruhr University Bochum organised by Professor Dr Peter A. Windel as part of the planned conference on "The Chinese Civil Code". During the online event, Professor Hao Li from Beihang University in Beijing gave an introduction to the code and reported extensively and in detail on the latest developments.
The conference on the Chinese Civil Code organised by Professor Möllers and Professor Li has already had to be postponed three times due to the Corona pandemic and will take place in China in April 2022.
On Thursday, 6 May, Professor Dr Möllers gave a lecture to 120 participants of Nanjing University in China on the topic "How lawyers solve problems". (...)
“资本市场法–中国可以从欧洲那里学到什么” / Publication "What China can learn from Europe"
The article “Capital Market Law – What China can learn from Europe” has been published in “China Studies Issue 8, in Shanghai People's Publishing House”. Professor Möllers discusses current developments and problems of European legal harmonization in capital market law based on MiFID II, MiFIR and PRIIP Regulation.The article shows how China can promote the creation of a "level playing field" on the capital market and learn from the European problems.
This book critically analyses the various approaches of public and private law enforcement and their effectiveness across several jurisdictions on the example of one topical and global collective damage event with far reaching consequences for both, consumers and investors: the Dieselgate. (...)
Mr. Zhiaho Du (杜志浩)and Dr. Liuhua Shen have translated the German work "Juristische Arbeitstechnik und wissenschaftliches Arbeiten" (Legal Work Techniques and Scientific Work), which has already been published in its 9th edition, into Chinese. The Chinese book was sold out in a very short time with 5,000 copies, so that a reprint became necessary after only a few months.
Mr. Du, who recently received his doctorate in Göttingen, also translates Professor Möllers' "Juristische Methodenlehre".
Professor Dr. Thomas M.J. Möllers went on a research trip to China from 12-23 September 2019, during which he gave lectures and guest lectures at several Chinese universities. At the University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in Beijing, he held a guest professorship and gave a series of lectures on "Introduction into German Civil and Business Law" to give Chinese students an insight into German civil law. He gave lectures at the Jiliang and Zhe Jiang University in Hangzhou. There was also a press conference at the Peking University in Beijing. (...).
Publication: „Legal Work Techniques and Scientific Work“ in China
The 9th edition of Professor Dr. Thomas M.J. Möllers' book "Juristische Arbeitstechnik und wissenschaftliches Arbeiten" ("Legal Work Techniques and Scientific Work") was published on June 1, 2019, in Chinese in Beijing. The publisher is the renowned "Peking University Press".
The Chinese version of this book was translated jointly by Dr. Liuhua Shen (academic assistant to Professor Möllers), Dr. Qiangwei Ma from Peking University and Dr. Du Zhihao from Göttingen University. The edition so far is 5000 copies.
On July 26, 2018, a delegation of the supra-regional Chinese TV station Jiajia Cartoon Channel, Guangzhou TV and Radio Station (500 million viewers) visited Professor Dr. Thomas M.J. Möllers (Law Faculty of the University of Augsburg) to shoot for the series "Little Diplomat".
The conference volume "The General Rules of Chinese Civil Law", edited by Professor Dr. Thomas M.J. Möllers and Professor Dr. Hao Li, contains the results of the conference of the Research Center for Innovation between China and Europe (RICE) held on July 19, 2017 at the Law Faculty in Augsburg.
Visit from the People's Republic of China
At the invitation of the Research Centre for Chinese Law (RICE) under the direction of Professor Dr. Thomas M.J. Möllers, Professor Su Jiang visited the Law Faculty of the University of Augsburg on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 for an academic exchange and to strengthen the cooperation with Peking University.
On February 5, 2018, Prof. Dr. Qiang Wang gave a lecture titled: "The Tort Law of the PR China with special consideration of the liability of animal owners compared to German law". Prof. Dr. Wang teaches at the China University of Political Science (CUPL, Beijing) and was a guest lecturer at the Law Faculty of the University of Augsburg (...).
The first meeting of the new Research Center of Innovation and Legal Studies between China and Europe (RICE) took place on July 20, 2017. The occasion was the current reform of Chinese civil law (...).
Lecture tour in China and appointment as permanent visiting professor of the University of Political Science Gansu in Lanzhou
In November 2016 Prof. Dr. Thomas M.J. Möllers travelled to China for one week. Where he visited the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in Beijing and the University of Political Science Gansu in Lanzhou (...).
On April 26, 2016, the launch event of the research centre RICE (Research Center of Innovation and Legal Studies between China and Europe) took place in the facilities of the Law Faculty of the University of Augsburg. (...)
In November 2015 Professor Dr. Thomas M.J. Möllers travelled to China for one week. Where he held four lectures at various renowned universities (...).
The University of Augsburg has continued its expansion strategy of internationalisation and has entered into a new cooperation in research and teaching with the Peking University in Beijing (...).
Lectures in China
As part of a research trip to the People's Republic of China, Prof. Dr. Thomas M.J. Möllers held several lectures with the following titles between September 12 and 16, 2013: "Newest Developments in European Commercial Law - Company Law - The Volkswagen Case", East China University of Political Sciences and Law und University of Xi'an; "The German Constitutional Court: European Lawmaker or Engine of the Union?", Law Institute of Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences; "Class Action in Business Law -The German Background", Law Institute of Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences.