Ge Chen

Resident Fellow


Ge Chen is assistant professor at Durham Law School, a fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, and a fellow of Higher Education Academy. His research interests are media and information law and their constitutional and rule-of-law aspects in international and comparative perspectives. He is the author of "Copyright and International Negotiations: An Engine of Free Expression in China?," a monograph published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. The book was featured in Harvard Law Review (March 2018). His representative journal article on censorship appeared in Global Constitutionalism.

Having studied at the universities of Fudan, Nanjing and Göttingen, he received his doctorate in law from the George-August-University of Göttingen. Chen held the post of Postdoctoral Research Associate in Intellectual Property and Global Regulation at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, and Wolfson College of the University of Cambridge. He was Visiting Academic of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy based at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies of the University of Oxford. He was a Konrad Adenauer scholar and research fellow at the Institute for International Law and European Law and the Sino-German Institute for Legal Studies of the University of Göttingen.

Chen was a senior legal expert at the Mercator Institute for China Studies in Berlin, the EU's largest China think tank. He has advised the German and European governments on a variety of legal projects under the "Sino-EU-Dialogue of the State of the Rule of Law." He has published op. ed. articles in media outlets such as Oxford Human Rights Hub, Cambridge Core Blog, YaleGlobal Online, The Diplomat, ChinaFile, South China Morning Post, and Die Zeit. He has accommodated media interview requests from the BBC, Bloomberg, the Reuters, Deutsche Welle, The Economist, Foreign Policy, Weekendavisen, etc.

Ge Chen