Han Zhai

Job Title

Phd researcher in constitutional law


Department of Jurisprudence, Public Law and Legal History, School of Law, Tilburg University



Area of Expertise

  • Conflict
  • Gender and constitutions
  • Diversity
  • Customary governance/legal pluralism
  • Human rights
  • Judicial system design
  • Minority issues
  • Participation
  • Power sharing (horizontal/vertical)
  • Religion
  • Security sector


I. Articles

  1. ‘Visualising China’s Unitary System’, in Rosalind Dixon and Adrienne Stone (eds.) The Invisible Constitution in Comparative Perspective (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017).
  2. ‘The Debate between Two Constitutional Schools: Inspirations and the Way out’ (Chinese version) in Tian Feilong (ed.) Beihang Law Journal (2016 Vol.1, Beijing: China University of Political Science and Law Press) 158-176. [Chinese Version]
  3.  ‘Legal Analysis on the Residential Community Policy: the Right of Property in Private Law and Constitutional Law’ (Caixin, 25 February 2016) <http://opinion.caixin.com/2016-02-25/100912504.html>. [Chinese Version]
  4. ‘A Sketch of PhD Education in Dutch Law Schools’ Chinese Social Science Today (Beijing, 05 December 2015) 005. [co-authored]


II. Chinese Translation

  1. Colleen A Sheehan, Gary L McDowell (eds.) Friends of the Constitution: Writings of the ‘Other’ Federalists, 1787-1788 (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1998)

          Guilin: Guangxi Normal University Press, forthcoming in 2018.

     2. Edward S. Corwin, ‘The Establishment of Judicial Review II’ (1911) 9 Michigan Law Review 283-318.

         In XU Zhuang (ed.), Essays on the Doctrine of Judicial Review (Beijing: Peking University Press, 2015) 57-129.

     3. Siegfried Blasche, ‘Natural Ethical life and Civil Society: Hegel's Construction of the Family’, in Robert B. Pippin, Otfried Höffe (eds.)  Hegel on Ethics and Politics (Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004) 183-207.

         In XU Zhangrun, ZHAI Zhiyong (eds.) Historical Jurisprudence (Vol. 8 ‘Association of Men: From the Natural State to Political Society’, Beijing: Law Press, 2014) 275-298.

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