Yong Zhou

Postdoctoral Fellow - Norwegian Centre for Human Rights
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Academic interests

International human rights law, minority and indigenous peoples´ rights, anthropological/sociological studies of law, environmental law, water law, energy law, law and sustainable development, Chinese law in global context.

Courses taught

2018 - 2020 

EDS245 Human Rights and Development, International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), https://www.nmbu.no/course/EDS245?studieaar=2019

  • 2019 - Legal Anthropology, East China University of Politics and Law, Shanghai 
  • 2019 - KIN4540 Law and Ethnicity in China, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo
  • 2016 - 2019 HUMR5508 Commitment and Compliance of Human Rights Conventions 
  • 2017 - 2018 JUS5710 Human Rights and Law in China 
  • 2015 - “Indigenous rights and education”, The Oslo Global School course in 2015
  • 2006 - KIN4023 - Anthropology/Sociology in China, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo
  • 2004 - “Ethnic Challenges and State Response, China as a Case”, master courses at NCHR; 
  • 1999 - The Fourth Chinese Law Short Course, NCHR, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo
  • 1996 - Legal Anthropology, Minzu University of China, Beijing

Academic background and work experience

I hold four law degrees from Norway ( PhD, University of Oslo), UK (LLM, University of Nottingham), and China (LLB, East China University of Politics and Law; Master of Law, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences). Since 1989, I have done research, teaching and program administration at the Institute of Nationality Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Faculty of Law, University of Oslo; Sami Centre, University of Tromsø; Lauterpacht Centre for International Law & Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge with focus on international human rights law, minorities and indigenous peoples´ rights, sustainable development governance. I was employed as Associate Professor (1996 - 2003) at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. I am Guest Professor at Minzu University of China (Beijing), and Adjunct professor at the East China University of Politics and Law (Shanghai), and the South-Central China University of Nationalities (Wuhan). 

I was an invited speaker by the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) at the UN Forum on the Beijing-Oslo Recommendations for the Protection of Linguistic Minorities´ Rights in the Palais des Nations, Geneva; and the WuZelin Ethno-culture Memorial Lecturer on Indigenous Peoples´ Self-Determined Development at Tsinghua University (Beijing, 2019) in China. 

I acted as an independent expert for NOVIB and the Norwegian Ethic Council to evaluate several projects including the Dutch-China Legal Aid program. During 2003 - 2015, I worked as a researcher as well as program director of the China-Norwegian research/teaching cooperation on law and ethnic affairs funded by the NORAD at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo. 

Present position 

Norwegian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow

Faculty of Law, University of Oslo & Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge

Awards and scholarships

  • 1997-1999 British FCO Chevening Scholarship
  • 1996 Excellent Academic Research Award, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Partners

University of Cambridge, UK

MIASU, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge is the partner of the Norwegian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow during 2019 - 2022.

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), China

Research fellow of the CASS key project on the Social and Economic Development of Minority Nationalities in China, and published research results include: 

Oroqin Hunters Rights to Forest, Autonomy and Sustainable Development, in Liu Xiaocun ed., Oroqin Autonomous Banner, Economic and Social Report of the Minority Nationalities´ Region in China, Pp. 45-87, China Social Sciences Publishing House, Beijing, 2018.

ISBN: 978-7-5203-2777-0 

Hydropower Development and Sustainable Governance in Tibet, in Fang Sumei ed. Share and Development Studies in Himalaya Region, Pp. 195-214, Series of the Tibet Think-tank at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Vol. 1, Social Sciences Academic Press (China), 2019. ISBN: 978-7-5201-4856-6 

Tags: International human rights law, China, Minority and indigenous peoples rights, Energy law, Environmental law, Law and sustainable development

Publications

  • Zhou, Yong (2019). Indigenous Peoples in China, In  Japan.  International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA).  ISBN 978-87-92786-93-7.  5.  s 258 - 268
  • Zhou, Yong (2016). Implementation of the Regional National Autonomy Law in China: An Analysis from the New Institutional Theory of Law, I: Xu Zhangrun; Tu Kai & Li Yida (red.),  Nation Building and Legal Civilization.  Law Press China.  ISBN 9787511898357.  Chapter.  s 446 - 469
  • Zhou, Yong (2015). The Chinese dilemma : institutionalizing peoples' rights in the nation-party-state building process, In Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz; Dalee Sambo Dorough; Gudmundur Alfredsson; Lee Swepston & Petter Fredrik Wille (ed.),  Indigenous peoples' rights in international law.  Gáldu Čála.  ISBN 9788281440838.  s 420 - 445
  • Zhou, Yong (2015). The Chinese dilemma: institutionalizing peoples' rights in the nation-party-state building process. Gáldu čála.  ISSN 1504-4270.  (2), s 420- 445
  • Lundberg, Anna Maria C. & Zhou, Yong (2011). Article 17 of China's Regional National Autonomy Law: Its Implementation and Implications, In Asbjørn EIde & JT Moller (ed.),  Making Peoples Heard: Essays on Human Rights in Honour of Gudmundur Alfredsson.  Brill Nijhoff.  ISBN 978-9004-19191-4.  Chapter 35.  s 609 - 626
  • Lundberg, Anna Maria C. & Zhou, Yong (2010). Institutional constraints on rights-based development: a case study on poverty eradication and minority way of life in the last hunters' community in China. Journal of Asian Public Policy.  ISSN 1751-6234.  3(3), s 223- 239
  • Lundberg, Anna Maria C. & Zhou, Yong (2009). Hunting-Prohibition in the Hunters' Autonomous Area: Legal Rights of Oroqen People and the Implementation of Regional National Autonomy Law. International Journal on Minority and Group Rights.  ISSN 1385-4879.  16(3), s 349- 397
  • Lundberg, Anna Maria C. & Zhou, Yong (2009). Regional National Autonomy under Challenge: Law, Practice and Recommendations. International Journal on Minority and Group Rights.  ISSN 1385-4879.  16(3), s 269- 327
  • Zhou, Yong (2009). Legal Predicament of Combining 'Regional' and 'National' Autonomy: A Group Rights Perspective. International Journal on Minority and Group Rights.  ISSN 1385-4879.  16(3), s 329- 348
  • Lundberg, Anna Maria C. & Zhou, Yong (2008). Hunting Ban and the Implementation of the Regional National Autonomy Law in the Oroqen Autonomous Banner, I: Anna Maria C. Lundberg & Yong Zhou (red.),  Minorities, Autonomy and Development. Studies on Regional National Autonomy in China.  Law Press China.  ISBN 9787503680960.  Part II.  s 107 - 151
  • Yong, Zhou (2007). Constitutional Amendments and New Challenges to Legal Protection of Linguistic Minorities in China, I: Anna Maria C. Lundberg; Yong Zhou; Hongkai Sun; Xulian Li & Qingxia Dai (red.),  Review of Policy and Law on Linguistic Minorities in China.  The Ethnic Publishing House.  ISBN 978-7-105-08996-3.  Chapter 14.  s 272 - 293

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  • Lundberg, Anna Maria C. & Zhou, Yong (red.) (2008). Minorities, Autonomy and Development. Studies on Regional National Autonomy in China. Law Press China.  ISBN 9787503680960.  417 s.
  • Lundberg, Anna Maria C.; Zhou, Yong; Sun, Hongkai; Li, Xulian & Dai, Qingxia (red.) (2007). Review of Policy and Law on Linguistic Minorities in China. The Ethnic Publishing House.  ISBN 978-7-105-08996-3.  323 s.

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  • Zhou, Yong (2020). El Mundo Indigena 2020 - China.
  • Zhou, Yong (2020). Indigenous Peoples in China.
  • Zhou, Yong (2020). Institutionalizing Indigenous Peoples' Rights in China.
  • Zhou, Yong (2020). Legal Status of the Sacred Mountain - Kawagebo in Tibet.
  • Zhou, Yong (2020). Towards an Integrated Governance of Sacred Natural Sites in Tibet.
  • Zhou, Yong (2019). Balancing Stakeholders Interests in Hydropower Development.
  • Zhou, Yong (2019). Hydropower Development and Resettlement.
  • Zhou, Yong (2019). Indigenous Peoples´Self-determined Development and Sustainable Governance: FPIC Rule and Its Implementation.
  • Zhou, Yong (2016). Free prior informed consent (FPIC) and hydropower development: institutional constraints on indigenous peoples' rights in the party-state China. Doktoravhandlinger forsvart ved Det juridiske fakultet, Universitetet i Oslo. 102.
  • Lundberg, Anna Maria C. & Zhou, Yong (2008, 01. juni). Beijing-Oslo samarbeid om minoriteter- Forskning kan hindre blodsutgytelse.  Apollon.Forskningsmagasin fra Universitet i Oslo 2/2008.

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