Dr Zuozhen Liu is an Associate Professor of Law at the Guangdong Academy of Social Sciences (G.D.A.S.S.). Before joining the G.D.A.S.S., she worked for Jinan University as a post-doc research fellow. She is a part-time lecturer at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies and a part-time practising lawyer at DeHeng Law Offices (Guangzhou).
Dr. Liu’s research interests are in cultural heritage law, the rule of law, “one country, two systems”, and the politics of identity. She published in renowned scholarly journals, such as the Hague Journal on the Rule of Law International Journal of Cultural Property. Dr Liu holds a PhD in Art and Law from the University of Amsterdam. Her doctoral research elaborates on the legal and ethical issues of looted and stolen cultural objects from China, from the late Qing dynasty to the foundation of the P.R.C. Her research has been published in the book The Case for Repatriating China’s Cultural Objects (Springer, 2016). She has participated in several projects, providing suggestions to local governments on the business environment, cooperation between Guangdong and China’s two unique administrative regions, etc.