Yong Zhou

Postdoctoral Fellow - Norwegian Centre for Human Rights
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Academic interests

International human rights law, minority and indigenous peoples´ rights, implementation of law, anthropological/sociological studies of law, environmental law, natural resources law, energy law, law and sustainable development, Sami law in Nordic countries, Chinese law in global context.

Courses taught

  • 2022: HUMR5508 – Human Rights and Diversity - Leading Cases and Core Dilemmas, lectures on Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Minorities: Law and Practice in China and Nordic Countries

  • 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

He hold four law degrees from Norway ( PhD, University of Oslo), UK (LLM, University of Nottingham), and China (LLB, East China University of Political Sciences and Law; Master of Law, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences). Since 1989, He have done research, teaching and international programs administration at the Institute of Anthropology and Ethnology, 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. He was employed as Associate Professor (1996 - 2003) at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He is Guest Professor at Minzu University of China (Beijing) and Central-South China University of Nationalities (Wuhan), Adjunct professor at the East China University of Political Science and Law (Shanghai).

He was an invited speaker by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for 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. 

He acted as an independent expert for NOVIB at The Netherlands and Norwegian Ethic Council to evaluate several international cooperation including the Dutch-China Legal Aid, investment and human rights programs. During 2003 - 2015, He 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. He is an expert member of the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), IUCN (2020 - 2025).

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 

China Minzu University (CMU), Beijing, PRC

Guest Professor, lectures and seminars on International law, legal anthropology and Nordic Sami law. Research article publication in 2022: Constructing New Social Contract between Sami People and State in Three Nordic Countries, in Legal Anthropology Review, Vol No. 8, 2022, Pp. 374-390, CMU Press, ISBN: 978-7-5660-2079-6

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

Publications

  • Zhou, Yong (2021). Communities’ Sacred Mountains vs. State-owned Natural Resources — Towards a Rights-based Governance of Cultural and Biological Diversity in China. Nordic Journal of Human Rights. ISSN 1891-8131. 39(4), p. 508–529. doi: 10.1080/18918131.2021.1991619. Full text in Research Archive
  • Zhou, Yong (2019). Hydropower Development and Sustainable Governance in Tibet. In Fang, Sumei (Eds.), Share and Development Studies in Himalaya Region. Social Science Academic Press. ISSN 9787520148566. p. 195–214.
  • Zhou, Yong (2019). Indigenous Peoples in China, Japan. International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) . ISSN 978-87-92786-93-7. p. 258–268.
  • Zhou, Yong (2018). Oroqin Hunters Rights to Forest, Autonomy and Sustainable Development. In Liu, Xiaochun (Eds.), Oroqin Autonomous Banner, Economic and Social Report of the Minority Nationalities´ Region in China. China Social Science Publishing House. ISSN 9787520327770. p. 45–87.
  • Zhou, Yong (2016). Implementation of the Regional National Autonomy Law in China: An Analysis from the New Institutional Theory of Law. In Zhangrun, Xu; Kai, Tu & Yida, Li (Ed.), Nation Building and Legal Civilization. Law Press China. ISSN 9787511898357. p. 446–469.
  • Zhou, Yong (2015). The Chinese dilemma : institutionalizing peoples' rights in the nation-party-state building process. In Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne; Sambo Dorough, Dalee; Alfredsson, Gudmundur; Swepston, Lee & Wille, Petter Fredrik (Ed.), Indigenous peoples' rights in international law. Gáldu Čála. ISSN 9788281440838. p. 420–445.
  • Zhou, Yong (2015). The Chinese dilemma: institutionalizing peoples' rights in the nation-party-state building process. Gáldu čála. ISSN 1504-4270. p. 420–445.
  • Lundberg, Anna Maria C. & Zhou, Yong (2011). Article 17 of China's Regional National Autonomy Law: Its Implementation and Implications. In EIde, Asbjørn & Moller, JT (Ed.), Making Peoples Heard: Essays on Human Rights in Honour of Gudmundur Alfredsson. Brill|Nijhoff. ISSN 978-9004-19191-4. p. 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), p. 223–239.
  • 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), p. 269–327.
  • 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), p. 349–397.
  • 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), p. 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. In Zhou, Yong & Lundberg, Anna Maria C. (Ed.), Minorities, Autonomy and Development. Studies on Regional National Autonomy in China. Law Press China. ISSN 9787503680960. p. 107–151.
  • Yong, Zhou (2007). Constitutional Amendments and New Challenges to Legal Protection of Linguistic Minorities in China. In Lundberg, Anna Maria C.; Zhou, Yong; Sun, Hongkai; Li, Xulian & Dai, Qingxia (Ed.), Review of Policy and Law on Linguistic Minorities in China. The Ethnic Publishing House. ISSN 978-7-105-08996-3. p. 272–293.
  • Zhou, Yong (1999). Historical Perspective on Legislation and Human Rights in Tibet. In Si, Jingbo (Eds.), Studies on Human Rights in Tibet . Social Sciences Academic Press (China). ISSN 9787800573910.
  • Zhou, Yong (1998). Critical Review on Methodology of Legal Ethnography: Writing Customary Law in Minority Communities in China (1956-1964). In Wang, Zhusheng (Eds.), Anthropology and Minorities in Southwest China. Yunnan University Press. ISSN 9787810259590.
  • Zhou, Yong (1994). A Study of Dong Village Law. Ethno-National studies. ISSN 0256-1891.
  • Zhou, Yong (1993). Rules of Dispute Resolution in a Non-literate Community: Legal Analysis of Jia in Miao Villages, Southwest Guizhou. Comparative Law Studies. ISSN 1004-8561. 2.
  • Zhou, Yong (1991). The Role of Custom in the Chinese Legal History. Academic Quarterly Journal of Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. ISSN 1009-2226.

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  • Zhou, Yong & Lundberg, Anna Maria C. (2008). Minorities, Autonomy and Development. Studies on Regional National Autonomy in China. Law Press China. ISBN 9787503680960. 417 p.
  • Lundberg, Anna Maria C.; Zhou, Yong; Sun, Hongkai; Li, Xulian & Dai, Qingxia (2007). Review of Policy and Law on Linguistic Minorities in China. The Ethnic Publishing House. ISBN 978-7-105-08996-3. 323 p.
  • Zhou, Yong (2002). Jurisprudence on Minority Rights in International Law. Social Science Academic Press. ISBN 9787801497109. 452 p.

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  • Zhou, Yong (2021). Indigenous Peoples in China. The Indigenous World. ISSN 1024-0217. 35, p. 194–203.
  • Zhou, Yong (2021). Hydropower Sustainability Governance on the Brahmaputra River .
  • Zhou, Yong (2021). Modern State Transformation and Rights of Peoples and Minorities: China as Method.
  • Zhou, Yong (2021). The Role of Academic Institutions and ´Knowing and Showing’ Strategy: Beijing-Oslo Recommendations on Minority Language Rights.
  • Zhou, Yong (2021). Human Wrongs and Nature Rights: Approaching Hydropower Sustainability on the Brahmaputra River .
  • Zhou, Yong (2021). Localising the Earth Jurisprudence in Tibet.
  • Zhou, Yong (2021). Towards a Polycentric Governance on the Yaluzangbu-Brahmaputra River: Shifting Paradigm and Legal Uncertainties in Anthropocene .
  • Zhou, Yong (2020). Legal Pluralism, Law and Society in Japan.
  • Zhou, Yong (2020). Indigenous Sacred Mountains vs. States´ Natural Resources .
  • Zhou, Yong (2020). Indigenous Peoples, Group Rights and Development: Three Themes in China with Global Context.
  • Zhou, Yong (2020). Climate Change, Renewable Energy (hydropower) and Indigenous Peoples in China and Norway .
  • Zhou, Yong (2020). Towards an Integrated Governance of Sacred Natural Sites in Tibet.
  • Zhou, Yong (2020). Legal Status of the Sacred Mountain - Kawagebo in Tibet.
  • Zhou, Yong (2020). Institutionalizing Indigenous Peoples' Rights in China.
  • Zhou, Yong (2019). Hydropower Development and Resettlement .
  • Zhou, Yong (2019). Balancing Stakeholders Interests in Hydropower Development.
  • Zhou, Yong (2019). Indigenous Peoples´Self-determined Development and Sustainable Governance: FPIC Rule and Its Implementation .
  • Lundberg, Anna Maria C. & Zhou, Yong (2008). Beijing-Oslo samarbeid om minoriteter- Forskning kan hindre blodsutgytelse. [Newspaper]. Apollon.Forskningsmagasin fra Universitet i Oslo 2/2008.
  • Zhou, Yong (1999). Indigenous Peoples and the Right to Self-determination: Reflections on Autonomous Arrangements in China and Norway.
  • Zhou, Yong (1997). Cultural Diversity and Legal Conflicts in Contemporary China.
  • Zhou, Yong (1997). Cultural Diversity and Legal Conflicts in Contemporary China.
  • Zhou, Yong (1997). Transcendent Justice: Religious Dimention of Constitutionalism . Sanlian Publishing House. ISSN 7108010593.
  • Zhou, Yong (1995). Indigenous Law and Modern Social Change in China .
  • Zhou, Yong (1993). The Law of Primitive Man. Chinese Social Sciences Publishing House. ISSN 7500412568.
  • Zhou, Yong (2020). El Mundo Indigena 2020 - China. IWGIA. ISSN 978-87-92786-99-9.
  • Zhou, Yong (2020). Indigenous Peoples in China. International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA). ISSN 978-87-92786-98-2.
  • Zhou, Yong (2016). Free prior informed consent (FPIC) and hydropower development: institutional constraints on indigenous peoples' rights in the party-state China. University of Oslo. ISSN 1890-2375.

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