About this site
The aim of China Copyright and Media is to be an online resource providing access to and insight in Chinese law and policy regarding public communication. Currently, it contains a blog and an expanding China Media Law Database. In the future, this will be supplemented by topical issue papers and case analysis. This website was conceived in support of a Ph.D. project to research the nexus between copyright law, media control and international trade in China, and has expanded towards broader public communications law and policy, backing a new research project that aims to understand the philosophical and historical conception of China’s information order.
All material on this site was produced with the support of public funding, and is licensed under Creative Commons, meaning it may be used with attribution for all non-commercial purposes.
About me, Rogier Creemers
I grew up in Belgium, and a teenage interest in Asian arts and culture led me to study Sinology at the University of Leuven. After completing my undergraduate degree, I spent a year in Peking University to further study the Chinese language. The stimulating context of being at the heart of China’s development led me to obtain a Master degree in International Relations (Leuven, 2006), which allowed me to combine my China experience with an increasing focus on international trade and international law. Subsequently, I wrote a doctoral dissertation at Maastricht University, which aims to explain media piracy in China from the point of view of media control, and assesses the potential impact of international trade law on this phenomenon. In 2012, I joined the Programme for Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford, where I coordinate a capacity-building project supporting media law reform in China. Also, I am preparing a new monograph on the development of public communications law in China, paying particular attention to the historical and philosophical factors that shaped it.
In my research, I stress the value of sources, contextualization and flexibility of approach. In line with the development of New Sinology, I aim to provide a multifaceted understanding of Chinese evolutions that are based on open, respectful and critical engagement with China in its own terms. I aim to bridge disciplinary boundaries, and capture the richness, complexity and variety of the Chinese context in an integrated manner. My main topical interest lies in the ordering of public communication and the exchange of information. This also relates closely to matters such as conceptions of political legitimacy, philosophy of science and knowledge, historical evolutoin, translation and interpretation of norms and concepts, and the relationships between ideas and the State.
Media enquiries are welcomed on the following topics: Chinese policy making, Chinese media policy and legislation, Intellectual Property in China, China and the WTO. Please contact: rogier dot creemers at csls.ox.ac.uk
Part of the research on which this web site was based has been made possible by a visiting Ph.D. research grant of the China-EU School of Law, from May 2013 onwards, this website is supported by a Rubicon grant of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research.