Where the Supreme People’s Court Monitor has been cited

Since the Supreme People’s Court Monitor began almost 7  years ago, Monitor blogposts have been used as a resource in International organization publications, government reports, as well as in reports or articles and books by think tanks, legal professionals, professors, and dissertations, and students in different parts of the world.

If you have cited Susan or the Supreme People’s Monitor in your work, please add to this list by using the comment function or email.  (The list excludes citations to her 1989 article on the Administrative Litigation (Procedure) Law and her original article on the Supreme People’s Court. A partial list follows below (still being updated):

  1. 2014 Report of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China,
  2. 2015 Report of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China,
  3. China’s Environmental Protection Law: A Review,
  4. Susan Trevaskes, Creative Death Penalty Reform in China: The Case of Drug Transportation, Law & Policy, Volume 38, Issue 2, pages 143–161, April 2016
  5. Susan Trevaskes and Elisa Nesossi. Chapter 6: The Sword of Discipline and the Dagger of Justice,
  6. Judge Judith Gibson, Social Media and the Electronic “New World” of Judges, International Journal of Court Administration, 2016,
  7. Jonathan Josef Kinkel, High-End Demand: Markets for Legal Services and Pressure for Judicial Autonomy in Urban China (doctoral dissertation),
  8. Randall Peerenboom, The Future of Legal Reforms in China: A Critical Appraisal of the Decision on Comprehensively Deepening Reform,
  9. Renu Rana, China’s Information Disclosure Initiative
    Assessing the Reforms, China Report,(2015) Volume 51, Issue # 2
  11. Angela Huyue Zhang, Taming the Chinese Leviathan: Is Antitrust Regulation a False Hope?, Stanford Journal of International Law, 51 Stan. J Int’l L. 195,
  13. John Garrick & Yan Chang Bennett, China’s Socialist Rule of Law Reforms Under Xi Jinping (book), Routledge, 2016
  14. Cecily Baskir, Ma Liqun, & Li Ao, Chinese Clinical Legal Education: Globalizing and Localizing, Clinical Legal Education in Asia: Accessing Justice for the Underprivileged (book), ed. Shuvro Sharker, 2015
  15. Surya Deva, Preface, Socio-Economic Rights in Emerging Free Markets: Comparative Insights from India and China, ed. Surya Deva, 2015
  16. Report of Special Committee of China Affairs, 2014, Hong Kong Bar Association,
  17. Jean MITTELSTAEDT, Jean Mittelstaedt on Jerome A. Cohen, “A Looming Crisis for China’s Legal System: Talented Judges and Lawyers are Leaving the Profession, as Ideology Continues to Trump the Rule of Law” http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.hk/2016/02/jean-mittelstaedt-on-jerome-cohen.html
  18. John Garrick and Yan Chang Bennett, UUMJLS 01/2015; 6(1):1-12.
  19. Anna High, Combating Domestic Violence in China,
    Problems, Progress and Prospects, Pandora’s Box, journal of the Justice & the Law Society of the Queensland Law Society,
  20. Randall Peerenboom, The Battle Over Legal Reforms in China: Has There Been a Turn Against Law?, The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, http://cjcl.oxfordjournals.org/content/2/2/188.full
  21.  Mahalakshmi Ganapathy, Paving the path for Rule of law in China – reform or empty rhetoric?,
  22. Daniel Rosen, Avoiding the Blind Alley, An Asia Society Policy Institute Report, 2014
  23. Fu Hualing, Building Judicial Integrity in China, 39 Hastings International and Comparative Law Review 167-182 (2016)(with acknowledgment)
  24. Knut Benjamin Pissler, Höchstrichterliche Interpretationen als Mittel der Rechtsfortbildung in China (The Role of the Supreme People’s Court in Law-Making by Means of Judicial Interpretations in the People’s Republic of China),Rabel Journal of Comparative and International Private Law (RabelsZ), Vol. 80, No. 2, pp. 372-398, April 2016
  25. Aaron Halegua, China’s Court Provide RMB 340 Million in Living Assistance to Those Who Cannot Enforce Judgments,
  26. Note (Mark Jia), Chinese Common Law? Guiding Cases and Judicial Reform, 129 Harvard Law Review 2213-2234 (2016)
  27. Caitlin E. Schultz  Placing Power in the Cage of Law: Judicial Independence in China, Capital University Law Review, Vol. 44, No. 2, 2016,
  28. Sarah Biddulph, Elisa Nesossi and Susan Trevaskes Criminal Justice Reform in the Xi Jinping Era, 2 China Law and Society Review (2017)

  29. Renu Rana, China’s Information Disclosure Initiative: Assessing the Reforms, China Report, May, 2015
  30. Surya Deva, Socio-Economic Rights in India and China: Time for Academic Engagement between the Two Economic Giants, Socio-Economic Rights in Emerging Free Markets:  Comparative Insights from India and China, 2016 (Surya Deva, ed.)
  31. Zhang Xianchu, The New Round of Civil Law Codification in China, University of Bologna Law Review, [VOL.1:1 2016]
  32. Vivienne Bath, Overlapping Jurisdictions and the Resolution of Disputes before Chinese and Foreign Courts. In Andrea Bonomi, Gian Paolo Romano (Eds.), Yearbook of Private International Law: Volume XVII – 2015/2016, (pp. 111-150). Germany: Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt KG.
  33. Aaron Halegua, Who Will Represent China’s Workers, US Asia Law Institute Report, supported by the Ford Foundation,
  34. Jerome Cohen and David Wertime, A Crack of Daylight Enters Chinese Court Proceedings, 12 October 2016, Foreign Policy
  35. Daniel Salisbury & Christopher Hobbs, Centers of Excellence in East Asia: Encouraging Collaborative Approaches to Nuclear Security, Policy Analysis Brief (Stanley Foundation), October, 2015.
  36. Brian Love, Christian Helmers, Markus Eberhardt, Patent Litigation in China: Protecting Rights or the Local Economy? Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law, Vol. 18, p. 713, 2016,
  37. Ann E. Rutledge, Who Will Take the Lead in Shaping China’s Securitisation Market Model? SWIFT Institute Working Paper No. 2014-003,
  38. Larry Backer, Between the Judge and the Law — Judicial Independence and Authority with Chinese Characteristics,  (2016) essay first presented at the 11th Annual
    Conference of the European China Law Studies Association, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2838035
  39. Jean Christopher Mittelstaedt, Re-Uniting What Belongs Together: A Holistic Understanding of Chinese Law, Prepared for the ECLS Annual Conference September 21-23, 2016,
  40. Bjoern Ahl, The Politicization of the Chinese National Judicial Examination (2007-2012),  44 Modern China208-240,
  41. Anthony Li, Centralisation of Power in the Pursuit of Law-based Governance, China Perpectives, #2, 2016, 63-68.
  42. Cynthia Estlund, A New Deal for Chinese Workers?  (book) Harvard University Press, 2017, 248
  43. Cecily Baskir, Mo Liqun, and Li Ao, Chinese Clinical Education: Globalizing and Localizing, Clinical Legal Education in Asia: Accessing Justice for the Underprivileged, edited Shuvro Prosun Sarker, Palgrave: 2016, 51.
  44. June Teufel Dreyer, China’s Political System (Ninth Edition), 2015)
  45. Jamie Horsley, Will Engaging China Promote Good Governance? Brookings Institution, 2017.
  46. Max Goldberg, Enclave of Ingenuity: The Plan & Promise of the Beijing Intellectual Property Court, 2017
  47. Gao Fengping, China’s Guiding Cases System as the Instrument to Improve China’s Case Guidance System, which Includes Both Guiding Cases and Typical Cases, International Journal of Legal Information,, 2017
  48. Danny Friedmann, Oscillating from Safe Harbor to Liability: China’s IP Regulation and Omniscient Intermediaries, WORLD INTERMEDIARY LIABILITY MAP, MAPPING INTERMEDIARY LIABILITY TRENDS ONLINE, Oxford University Press,
  49. Larry Backer, “Between the Judge and the Law: Judicial Independence and Authority With Chinese Characteristics, 33 Connecticut Journal of International Law (1):1-41 (2017)
  50. Monika Prusinowska, International Commercial Arbitration in China –State Involvement in the Pre-Award Stage:A Comparative Analysis (2018) dissertation, University of Hamburg
  51. Nathalie Lendermann, Procedure Shopping Through Hybrid Arbitration Agreements   (2018)(book)
  52. Stephan Wilske, International Commercial Courts and Arbitration — Alternatives, Substitutes or Trojan Horse?, Contemporary Asia Arbitration Journal, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 153-192, November 2018
  53. Bryan Mercurio, Dini Sejko, ‘Holes in the Silk: Investor Protection under China’s Belt and Road Initiative’ (2019) 14 Global Trade and Customs Journal, Issue 5, pp. 251–258
  54. United Nations Development Program (China), Issue Brief
  55. Susan Trevaskes and Elisa Nesossi, Control by Law, book chapter in Control (2017)
  56. Qi, Ding The Power of the Supreme People’s Court: Reconceptualizing Judicial Power in Contemporary China (2019)(book)
  57. Jamie Horsley, Transparency, Accountability and Access to Information, Handbook on Human Rights in China (2019)
  58. Paulina Kozanecka, Freedom of Contract in Chinese Law: The Genesis, Evolution and Current Understanding in Historical and Comparative Law Perspective (dissertation)
  59. Kathinka Fürst, Regulating through Leverage: Civil Regulation in China (dissertation, 2016, University of Amsterdam)
  60. Tao Jingzhou and Marianna Zhong, The China International Commercial Court (CICC): A New Chapter of Resolving International Commercial Disputes in China, 13 Dispute Resolution International, October, 2019
  61. Wang Shucheng, Guiding Cases and the Bureaucratization of Judicial Precedents in China, University of Pennsylvania Asian Law Review (2019)
  62. 齐玎, 最高人民法院司法解释权:释法抑或造法,  (《厦门大学法律评论》【期刊年份】 2016年 【期号】 1)
  63. Nigel Stobbs, “The Law and Policy Context of Extradition from Australia to the People’s Republic of China” [2017] VicULawJJl 6; (2017) 7(1) Victoria University Law and Justice Journal
  64. 破产法快讯,【推荐】你有一份可爱的博客需要签收, January 2, 2018
  65. Amnesty International, China’s Deadly Secrets
  66. Polly Botsford, China’s judicial reforms are no revolution, IBA Global Insight, August 10, 2016
  67. Jerome Cohen, Law and Power in China’s International Relations, New York University Journal of International Law and Politics (JILP), Vol. 52, 2019, Forthcoming


  1. Mark Cohen, Delay in the Courts…To Prove this One We May Yet Need to Wait, July 26, 2019
  2. Mark Cohen, Reviewing the 2017 SPC Report on IPR Judicial Protection: The Generalities and the Exceptions, June 19, 2018
  3. Mark Cohen,  More on Guiding Cases, Precedents and Databases…, November 12, 2017
  4. Mark Cohen, Springtime for IPR Case Law in China?, March 12, 2017
  5. George Conk, Claims for Governmental Abuse Strengthened by China Supreme Court and Top Prosecutor, 23 May 2016,
  6. George Conk, China – the law of uneven development and the Supreme People’s Court, Otherwise, 2 August 2016,
  7. George Conk, Which Chinese cases are most persuasive, 16 September 2016, (“The indispensable Susan Finder”)
  8. George Conk, China’s Supreme People’s Court & Supreme Court Justice Roberts’ 2017 year report | Supreme People’s Court Monitor, Professional Responsibility: A Contemporary Approach, January 14, 2018
  9. George Conk, How China’s Supreme Court Governs: Chinese judicial documents (1) | Supreme People’s Court Monitor, May 19, 2019
  10. Herbert Smith Freehills Arbitration Notes, China proposes dedicated “Belt and Road” court, October 11, 2017 (republication)
  11. Donald Clarke, Courts and the “Absolute Leadership” of the Party (blogpost) (2019)
  12. Geert Van Calster, Fasten your (Road and) belts. China to follow example of DIFC and ICC, (blogpost), October 18, 2018
  13. Jeremy Daum, Unprecedented: Beijing IP Court’s use of ‘guiding cases’, Chinalawtranslate.com, August 31, 2016
  14. Jeremy Daum, Fourth 5-year Court Reform Plan Roadmap and Timeline, Chinalawtranslate.com, July 11, 2014
  15. Wei Changhao, NPC Observer, January 27, 2019
  16. Dan Harris, China Law Listservs, Blogs And Websites: The Harvard Law Library List, China Law Blog, November 14, 2014
  17. Peter A. Neumann, Beijing Court Rejects Jurisdictional Challenge in Investment Agreement Dispute – a Step Forward for PRC Arbitrability Jurisprudence?, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, September 14, 2019