Chen Yunsheng

      Chen Yunsheng, male, Han nationality, was born in 1942 in Pinggu County, Beijing Municipality. He is a member of the Communist Party of China.

After graduating from the Law Department of the Beijing College of Political Science and Law (now China University of Political Science and Law) in 1966, he had engaged in various judicial, educational and administrative works in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. In 1978, he was admitted by the Department of Law of CASS Graduate School and studied constitutional law under the guidance of famous jurist Zhang Youyu. He got his master's degree in law and Ph.D. in law in 1981 and 1987 respectively (he is the first person awarded a Ph.D. degree in law in China after 1949 and the only Ph.D. student of Professor Zhang Youyu). Since 1981, he has been engaging in the research in the fields of constitutional law, administrative, and legal philosophy and published several monographs and many articles.

Between January 1991 and January 1993, he had carried out research and academic exchange activities in Northwest University School of Law, UC Berkeley, Harvard Law School in the U.S. and Erasmus School of Law in the Netherlands; between September 1998 and March 1999, has been a visiting scholar at the Danish Center for Human Rights in Copenhagen, during which period he had attended many academic conferences and other academic activities in Denmark and Sweden. He attended the Congress on the Law of the World held in Beijing in 1990; attended and served as rapporteur of a workshop at the Seventh International Anti-Corruption Conference held in Beijing; attended the 14th Asian-Pacific Congress of Law Associations held in Beijing in 1995 and served as the only Chinese workshop rapporteur of the Congress; Currently he is a member of China Law Society and a council member of Research Committee of Constitutional Law. Currently Professor Chen Yunsheng is a research fellow at the Department of Constitutional Law and Administrative Law; a professor and doctoral supervisor at Law Faculty of CASS Graduate School; a member of supervisors group of post-doctoral station; and a receiver of special government allowance from the State Council.

      Main Publications

A New Trend of Democratic Constitutionalism, Beijing: People's Publishing House, 1988;

Written Constitutions: A Computerized Comparative Study (translated work), Beijing: Huaxia Publishing House, 1987;

Relativity of Rights: Construction of a Value Mode for Rights and Obligations, Beijing: People's Publishing House, 1994;

Fight against Torture: Legal System and Human Rights Protection, Beijing: China Social Sciences Press, 2000;

Transcending Time and Space: Multiculturalism in Canada, Shijiazhuang: Hebei People's Publishing House, 2000;

The System of Regional National Autonomy in China, Beijing: Economic and Management Publishing House, 2001;

Constitutional Anthropology, Beijing: Peking University Press, 2005;

Judicialization of Constitutional Supervision, Beijing: Peking University Press, 2004;

Basic Theory of Constitutional Law, (co-author), Social Sciences Academic Press, 1994 (first edition) and 1999 (second edition).