William P. Alford

Vice Dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies

Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law

Director, East Asian Legal Studies Program

Chair, Harvard Law School Project on Disability

Representative Publications

Bibliography


Books


Prospects for the Professions in China ( William P. Alford, Kenneth Winston & William C. Kirby eds., Routledge 2011).

Falu Baozhang Jizhi Yanjiu (A Study of Legal Mechanisms for the Protection of Persons with Disabilities) (Liming Wang, Yu'e Ma & William P. Alford eds., Huaxia Publishing House 2008).

Raising the Bar: The Emerging Legal Profession in East Asia ( William P. Alford ed., Harvard, East Asian Legal Studies 2007).
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Historical studies of Chinese law: a bibliography of materials in Chinese and Japanese ( William P. Alford & Nongji Zhang eds., East Asian Legal Studies, Harvard Law School 2003).

A Bibliographical Survey of Malaysian Legal Materials ( William P. Alford ed., East Asian Legal Studies, Harvard Law School 2000).

Alford, William P. To Steal a Book Is an Elegant Offense: Intellectual Property Law in Chinese Civilization (Stanford University Press 1995).
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Shorter Works in Collection


Alford, William P. "'Second Lawyers,' First Principles: Lawyers, Rice-Roots Legal Workers, and the Battle Over Legal Professionalism in China" in Prospects for the Professions in China (William P. Alford, Kenneth Winston & William C. Kirby eds., Routledge, 2011).

Alford, William P. & Michael Ashley Stein. "Youngberg v. Romeo" in Encyclopedia of American Disability History (Susan Burch ed., Facts on File, 2009).

Alford, William P. "Prospects for Professionalism in China" in Prospects for Professionalism in China: Essays on Civic Vocations (William P. Alford, Kenneth Winston & William C. Kirby eds., Routledge, forthcoming2009).

Alford, William P. "Legal Order and Societal Development: Common Challenges in a Diverse World" in China Social Development Forum (Barry Bloom & Yuanli Liu eds., Harvard University Press, forthcoming).

Alford, William P. "Offenses Against the State in Chinese Law" in The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History (Stanley N. Katz ed., Oxford University Press, 2009).

Alford, William P. "Of Lawyers Lost and Found: Searching for Legal Professionalism in the People's Republic of China" in Raising the Bar: The Emerging Legal Profession in East Asia (East Asian Legal Studies, Harvard Law School, 2007).

Alford, William P. "The Legal Profession" in Encyclopedia Britannica Online (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2004).
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Alford, William P. "Legal Ethics" in Encyclopedia Britannica Online (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2004).
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Alford, William P. "Have You Eaten, Have You Divorced? Debating the Meaning of Freedom in Marriage in China" in Realms of Freedom in Modern China (William C. Kirby ed., Stanford University Press, 2004).
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Alford, William P. "Legal Education" in Encyclopedia Britannica Online (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2004).
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Alford, William P. "The More Law, The More...? Measuring Legal Reform in the People's Republic of China" in How Far Across the River? Chinese Policy Reform at the Millennium (Nicholas C. Hope, Dennis Tao Yang & Mu Yang Li eds., Stanford University Press, 2003).

Alford, William P. "Area and International Studies: Law" in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences 711 (N. Smelser & P. Bates eds., Elsevier, 2001).

Alford, William P. & Yuanyuan Shen. "'Law is My Idol': John C.H. Wu and the Role of Legality and Spirituality in the Effort to 'Modernize' China" in Essays in Honour of Wang Tieya (Wei-ming Tu ed., Harvard University Press, 1994).

Alford, William P. "Making a Goddess of Democracy from Loose Sand" in Human Rights in Cross-Cultural Perspective (A. An-Na'im ed., University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992).


Articles in a Periodical


Alford, William P. & Dr. Chien-chang Wu. "Qing China and the Legal Treatment of Mental Infirmity: A Preliminary Sketch in Tribute to Professor William C. Jones," 1 Wash. U. Global Stud. L. Rev. 187 (2002).
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Alford, William P., Rob Weller et al. "The Human Dimension of Pollution Policy Implementation: Air Quality in Rural China," 11 Journal of Contemporary China 32 (2002).
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Alford, William P. "At a Crossroad: The Challenge of Implementing Chinese Environmental Law," Harvard China Review, 2001.

Alford, William P. "Book Review (Korean Law)," Journal of Korean Law, 2001 (reviewing Dae-Kyu Yoon ed., Seoul National University Press, Recent Transformations in Korean Law and Society (2000)).

Alford, William P. & Benjamin Liebman. "Clean Air, Clean Processes? The Struggle Over Air Pollution Law in the People's Republic of China," 52 Hastings Law Journal 703 (2001).
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Alford, William P. "Abe Chayes: A Man Without Boundaries," 42 Harvard International Law Journal 3 (2001).
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Alford, William P. "Exporting the 'Pursuit of Happiness'," 113 Harvard Law Review 1677 (2000) (reviewing Thomas Carothers, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Aiding Democracy Abroad: The Learning Curve (1999)).
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Alford, William P. "A Second Great Wall? China's Post-Cultural Revolution Project of Legal Construction," Cultural Dynamics, 1999.
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Alford, William P. & Yuanyuan Shen. "Law, Law, What Law? Why Western Scholars of Chinese History and Society Have Not Had More to Say about Its Law," 23 Modern China 398 (1997).

Alford, William P. & Yuanyuan Shen. "The Limits of the Law in Addressing China's Environmental Dilemma," 16 Stanford Environmental Law Journal 125 (1997).
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Alford, William P. "Making the World Safe for What? Intellectual Property Rights, Human Rights and American Foreign Policy in the Post-European Cold War Era," 29 New York University Journal of International Law and Politics 135 (1997).
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Alford, William P. "Of Jeffersonian Visions: A Critique of Gary Jefferson's 'China's Economic Future'," 8 Journal of Asian Economics 597 (1997).
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Alford, William P. "Keeping up with the Jones (Standards): A Tribute to William C. Jones," 74 Washington University Law Quarterly 597 (1997).
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Alford, William P. "The Case for International Education," Harvard Asia-Pacific Review, 1996.

Alford, William P. "Tasselled Loafers for Barefoot Lawyers: Transformations and Tensions in the World of Chinese Lawyers," 141 China Quarterly 22 (1995).
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Alford, William P. "How Theory Does--And Does Not--Matter in American Approaches to Intellectual Property Law in East Asia," 13 UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal 8 (1994).

Alford, William P. "The North American Free Trade Agreement and the Need for Candor," 34 Harvard International Law Journal 293 (1993).

Alford, William P. "Double-edged Swords Cut Both Ways: Law and Legitimacy in the People's Republic of China," 122 Daedalus 45 (1993).

Alford, William P. "Don't Stop Thinking about...Yesterday: Why There Was No Indigenous Counterpart to Intellectual Property Law in Imperial China," 7 Journal of Chinese Law 3 (1993).

Alford, William P. "International Commercial Arbitration: An Idiosyncratic Overview," The Korean Forum on International Trade and Business Law, 1992.

Alford, William P. "Intellectual Property, Trade and Taiwan: A GATT-Fly's View," 97 Columbia Business Law Review (1992).

Alford, William P. "Seek Truth from Facts: America's Understanding of the People's Republic of China at Law Reform," 8 UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal 1 (1990).

Alford, William P. "The Living Law: China," 7 Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law 135 (1989).

Alford, William P. "When is China Paraguay? An Examination of the Application of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Laws of the United States to Nonmarket Economy Nations," 61 Southern California Law Review 79 (1987).

Alford, William P. "On the Limits of 'Grand Theory' in Comparative Law," 61 Washington Law Review 975 (1986).

Alford, William P. "The Inscrutable Occidental: Implications of Roberto Unger's Uses and Abuses of the Chinese Past," 64 Texas Law Review 915 (1986).

Alford, William P. "Foreword (UCLA Pacific Basin LJ)," 4 UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal 1 (1986).

Alford, William P. "Of Arsenic and Old Laws: Looking Anew at Criminal Justice in Imperial China," 72 California Law Review 1180 (1984).

Alford, William P. "Zhu Qiwu and the Development of Criminal Law in the People's Republic of China," 2 UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal 60 (1984).

Alford, William P. "Robert Van Gulik and the Judge Dee Mysteries," 12 Orientations 50 (1981).

Alford, William P. "The Prospective Withdrawal of the US from the International Labor Organization: Rationales and Implications," 17 Harvard International Law Journal 623 (1976).


Articles in a Newspaper


Alford, William P. "Special Olympics still conveys the right kind of U.S. diplomacy," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 19, 2011, Opinion, at 13A.

Alford, William P. "Special Olympics in China," New York Times, November 12, 2007, Online.

Alford, William P. & Timothy P. Shriver. "For disabled, China has risen to the challenge," Boston Globe, September 8, 2007, Opinion, at A11.


Prefaces or Epilogues


Alford, William P. "Preface and Introduction (Raising the Bar)" to Raising the Bar: The Emerging Legal Profession in East Asia (East Asian Legal Studies, Harvard Law School, 2007).

Alford, William P. "Introduction (Malaysian Bibliography)" to A Bibliographical Survey of Malaysian Legal Materials (Teo Keang Sood & Andrew Phang, East Asian Legal Studies, Harvard Law School, 2000).

Alford, William P. "Foreword (Yanagida book)" to Law and Investment in Japan: Cases and Materials (Yukio Yanagida et al., 2000).


Reports or Studies


Alford, William P. & Liufang Fang. "Legal Training and Education in the 1990s: An Overview and Assessment of China's Needs", Report for the World Bank (1994).

Alford, William P. "A Report on the Southwest China Institute of Political Science and Law", Report for the World Bank (1986).

Alford, William P. & R. Randle Edwards. "A Report on the Schools of Law of Beijing University, People's University, Wuhan University, The Beijing School of Law and Politics, and the East China School of Law and Politics", Report for the Ford Foundation (1982).


Presentations


Alford, William P. Who Speaks for Whom - China, Disability and Rights: An Address for International Human Rights Day 2006 (December 12, 2006).

Alford, William P. China and America ? More Alike than Either Might Imagine (December 12, 2006).

Alford, William P. Testimony at the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation - Subcommittee on Trade, Tourism, and Economic Development (March 8, 2006).

Alford, William P. Testimony at the Inaugural session of the Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China, Washington, DC (February 7, 2002).


Miscellaneous Publications


Alford, William P. "A Tribute to Professor Ma Han-pao on his 80th Birthday" (2007).

Alford, William P. "Does Law Matter in China?" (Orbis Publications, 2003).

Alford, William P. "A Tribute to Professor Sang-Hyun Song for a 60th Birthday Festschrift" (2001).

Representative Publications

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