Professor Guanghua Yu 郁光華
Department of Law
Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.), Faculty of Law,
The University of Toronto (1996)
Juris Doctor (J.D.), Faculty of Law, The University of Toronto (1993)
Master of Laws (LL.M.), Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (1988)
B.A. in Economics, Shanghai Maritime University (1985)
Dr. Guanghua Yu, trained at and graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University and the University of Toronto School of Law, taught at the City University of Hong Kong from 1993 to 1995. He joined the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong in January 1996. Since then, he has served as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor. Over the last 27 years, he has had a prolific academic career, authoring and/or editing nine books, 40 articles and 35 papers spanning different areas of law. As one of the most active Chinese legal scholars, he delivers lectures at a large number of universities in China and abroad. Guanghua Yu’s specialized areas of teaching and research include Corporate Law, Contract Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, and Institutional Approaches to Development. He is mostly well known for his interdisciplinary research in the areas of corporate governance, private law, and law and development.
- Corporate Law
- Contract Law
- Institutional Approach to Development
Guanghua Yu’s scholarship has concentrated on Corporate Law, Contract Law, Constitutional Law, and Institutional Approaches to Development. His publications include many books, articles, and papers in diversified areas, published in China and abroad. His representative pieces include: “Open Access in the Economic Sphere: A Framework Interpreting the Rise of the UK, US and China at Different Historical Times”, (2020) 89 The University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review 171-196; “Open Access in the Economic Sphere: Understanding China’s Development”, (2019) 17 Dartmouth Law Journal 79-108; “Open Access in the Economic Sphere or the Political Sphere: Evidence from Japan” (2018) 11(1) Law and Development Review 173-208; “Path Dependence and Interconnected Institutions: Implications for Legal Transplantation” (2015) 30 Australian Journal of Corporate Law 177-203; “The Other Roles of Law: Signaling, Self-commitment and Coordination”, (2010) 12(1) Australian Journal of Asian Law 106-37; “The Role of Mortgages: A Case for Formal Law” (2009) 26 Journal of Contract Law 45-67; “Adaptive Efficiency and Financial Development in China: The Role of Contracts and Contractual Enforcement” (2008) 11 Journal of International Economic Law 459-94 (with Zhang Hao); “Against Legal Origin: Of Ownership Concentration and Disclosure” (2007) 7(2) The Journal of Corporate Law Studies 285-305 (with Shao Li); “Using Western Law to Improve China’s State-Owned Enterprises: of Takeovers and Securities Fraud” (2004) 39(2) Valparaiso University Law Review 339-76; “Towards an Institutional Competition Model of Comparative Corporate Governance Studies”, (2003) 6(1) Journal of Chinese and Comparative Law 31-58; and 《比较公司管理制度研究的政策意义》 （1996） 10 经济研究 62－69. Being the author or editor of many books, his most recent book is: The Roles of Law and Politics in China’s Development (New York, Heidelberg and Singapore: Springer, 2014).