Weitseng Chen

Weitseng Chen

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Weitseng Chen teaches at National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Law and serves as the Deputy Director of the NUS Center for Asian Legal Studies. He specializes in comparative Asian law with an emphasis on law and development, colonial legal history, financial institutions in the greater China area. He received his J.S.D. from Yale Law School where he was a Fulbright scholar, and thereafter worked for Stanford University as a Hewlett Fellow of the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law. Immediately before joining NUS Law, he practiced law in the U.S. and Hong Kong. Weitseng Chen has recently published an edited book entitled "The Beijing Consensus? How China has changed the western ideas of law and economic development" (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and is currently working on another book "Authoritarian Legality in Asia". He has published extensively in law journals and held visiting positions at Melbourne Law School, Harvard Law School, University of Washington School of Law, FGV SP Law School, Academia Sinica and National Taiwan University College of Law.

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