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  1. Chinese Civil Code - The General Part, Beck|Hart|Nomos, 2019, 267 pages.
  2. Introduction to Chinese Law (in German), 2nd Edition, C.H. Beck Verlag, 2017, 376 pages.
    Reviewed by: Pißler, Knut Benjamin, in: RAbelsZ 2018, p. 411-419. Scheil; Jörg-Michael, in Mitt 2/2018, 100; Weyrauch, Thomas, in: Mitteilungsblatt der Deutsch-Chinesischen Gesellschaft 2018 and in: Asien 2018.
  3. Patent Law and Technology Transfer in China (in German), C.H. Beck|Helbing|Lichtenhahn Verlag, 2010, 314 pages. Reviewed by: Ganea, Peter, in: ZGE 3, 2011, p. 247 ff.
  4. Introduction to Chinese Law (in German), C.H. Beck Verlag, 2009, 338 pages. Reviewed by: Lackner, Hendrik, in: ZChinR 2009, p. 330 f.; Hong, Zhou, in: Transrelations 2009/3, p. 12; Lipinsky, Astrid, in: Bochumer Jahrbuch zur Ostasienforschung Band 34, 2010, p. 303-307.
  5. Fair Use of Copyright on the Internet (in German), Stämpfli Verlag, 2004, 211 pages. Reviewed by: Auf der Maur, Rolf/ Keller, Claudia, in: UFITA, 2006/3, p. 885 ff.


Participation in Publication Series

  1. Series on East Asian Law, LIT Verlag
  2. Law of East Asia, Nomos Verlag, Co-editor
  3. Series on East Asian Civil Law, Mohr Siebeck, Co-editor



  1. The Special Part of the Chinese Civil Law Codification -- Reports on the First an Second Official Draft Law. Mohr Siebeck, 2019 (forthcoming).
  2. Chinese Outbound-Investions in Germany, Supplementary Volume. Mohr Siebeck, 2019, 147 pages (forthcoming).
  3. Guidelines and Cases on Investments of Chinese Companies in Germany, 2. Ed., Shanghai People's Publishing House, 2018, 315 pages (in Chinese). 
  4. The Codification of the Civil Law Code in the PRC (in German), LIT Verlag, 2017, 112 pages.
  5. Legal Methodology in China and East Asia (in German), Mohr Siebeck, 2016, 520 pages. Reviewed by: Schmidt-Glintzer, Helwig, in: fachbuchjournal 2017/1, S. 15; Blumer, Maja, in: Jusletter 27. Juni 2016.
  6. Guidelines and Cases about Chinese Companies investing in Germany (in German), Shanghai People's Publishing House, 2015, 255 pages.
  7. Chinese Outbound-Investments in Germany, Legal Framework, Cases and Analyses (in German), Mohr Siebeck, 2014, 355 pages. Reviewed by: Pissler, Knut B., in: RabelsZ 2016, p. 702-707.
  8. Chinese Civil Law, C.H. Beck|Hart|Nomos Verlag, 2013, 301 pages.
  9. Overseas Chinese Law Review, Volume 2, Shanghai People's Publishing House, 2012, 388 pages.
  10. German and European Elements of Chinese Law (in German), LIT Verlag, 2012, 168 pages.
  11. Law and Legal Reality in Germany and China (in German), Mohr Siebeck Verlag, 2011, 236 pages.
  12. Chinese Business Law, C.H. Beck|Hart|Nomos Verlag, 2010, 390 pages. Reviewed by: Janssen, André, in: European Review of Private Law, 2010, p. 1035 f.; Fang, Ma, in: International Company and Commercial Law Review, 2010, Issue 9.
  13. Overseas Chinese Law Review (in Chinese), Volume 1, Shanghai People's Publishing House, 2009, 329 pages.
  14. Chinese Civil and Economic Law from a German Perspective - New Developments in the Fields of Property Law, Bankruptcy Law, Labor Law, Anti-Monopoly Law, Company and Financial Market Law (in German), Mohr Siebeck Verlag, 2008, 218 pages.


Book Chapters

  1. §9 Appellate Procedure and §10 Action of Annulment by a Third Party, in: Pißler (Ed.), Manual of the Chinese Civil Procedure Law, Mohr Siebeck, 2018, p. 243-272.
  2. The Codification of the Chinese Civil Law Code - selected issues, in: Bu (ed.), The Codification of the Civil Law Code in the PRC, LIT, 2017, S. 17-58.
  3. Foundation System and Foundation Law in China (in German), in: Jung, Peter (ed.), Stärkung des Stiftungswesens, Mohr Siebeck, 2017, p. 1-26.
  4. Chinese Domestic Economy Law Facing the Challenges of the 21st Century (in German), in: Harro von Senger/Lukas Heckendorn Urscheler (eds.), Das Recht der Volksrepublik China vor den Herausforderungen des 21. Jahrhunderts. Schulthess, 2016, p. 93-104, published with Simon Werthwein.
  5. Tutorials in German legal education - an Example for China and how? (in German), in: Xiangmin Fang (ed.), Jahrbuch des Deutsch-Chinesischen Instituts für Rechtswissenschaft der Universitäten Göttingen und Nanjing (volume 13), 2016.
  6. Legal Methodology in China and East Asia: an Introduction (in German), in: Bu (ed.), Juristische Methodenlehre in China und Ostasien, Mohr Siebeck, 2016, p. 3-13.
  7. The Revival of ADR in China: The Path to Rule of Law or the Turn Against Law?, with Xuyang Huo, in: Carlos Esplugues/Louis Marquis (eds.), New Developments in Civil and Commercial Mediation, Global Comparative Perspectives, Springer, 2015, p. 191-223.
  8. Status and Development of Jurisprudence in Germany (in German), in: Xiangmin Fang (ed.), Jahrbuch des Deutsch-Chinesischen Instituts für Rechtswissenschaften der Universitäten Göttingen und Nanjing (volume 12), 2015, p. 45-53.
  9. Introduction to Control and Approval Mechanisms for Chinese Forein Investments (in German), in: Bu (ed.), Chinesische Outbound-Investitionen in Deutschland, Mohr Siebeck, 2014, 3-14.
  10. Chapter 3 Prerequisites for Protection, in: Luginbühl/Ganea (eds.), Patent Law in Greater China, Edward Elgar, 2014, 43-59.
  11. Corporate Social Responsibility and Fair Trading Law from an Asian Perspective (in German), published with Berrit Roth, in: Hilty/Henning-Bodewig (eds.): Corporate Social Responsibility. Verbindliche Standards des Wettbewerbsrechts?, Springer, 2014, 213-223.
  12. Part III Tort, in: Yuanshi Bu (ed.): Chinese Civil Law, C.H. Beck|Hart|Nomos, 2013, p. 117-181.
  13. Emanation of German Civil Procedure Law in East Asia - a choice between autonomous development of Law and reception of foreign Law? (in German), in: Bruns/Münch/Stadler (eds.): Festschrift Rolf Stürner, Mohr Siebeck, 2013, p. 1425-1442.
  14. Country Report China, in: Silvia Barona/Carlos Esplugues (eds.): Global Perspectives on ADR, Intersentia, 2013, p. 79-101.
  15. Unity und Diversity of Chinese Corporate Law (in German), in: Blasek/Jung/Lamprecht/Schmidt-Kessel (eds.), Unity und Diversity of Corporate Law - Festschrift Blaurock, Mohr Siebeck, 2013, p. 75-90.
  16. Country Report China, in: Henning-Bodewig (ed.), International Handbook on Unfair Competition, C.H. Beck|Hart|Nomos, 2012, p. 188-206.
  17. The reception of foreign Law in China (in German), in: Bu (ed.), Deutsche und europäische Elemente des chinesischen Rechts, LIT Verlag, p. 1 - 18.
  18. Case Studies on judicial clearance in a process (in German), in: Yuanshi Bu (ed.), Overseas Chinese Law Review, 2012, p. 89 - 109.
  19. Protection of Well-Known Trademarks in China, in: Jacques de Werra (ed.), Marques Notoires et de Haute Renomée/Well-Known and Famous Trademarks, Schulthess, 2011, pp. 77-100.
  20. Bona fide Acquisition of IP Rights (in German), in: Jiandong Shao/Xiaomin Fang (ed.), Yearbook of the Sino-German Institute for Legal Science at the University of Göttingen and Nanjing, Law Press, Band 9, 2011, pp. 299-315.
  21. Legal Doctrinalism as a Channel for Interaction between Jurisprudence, Legal Research and Legal Education (in German), in: Hongliang Wang/Shuanggen Zhang/Shiyong Tian (ed.): Archive for Chinese and German Private Law, Vol. 6, Beijing University Press, 2010, pp. 3-25.
  22. Chapter 4 (Antitrust) and Chapter 10 (Intellectual Property in Transactions), in: Yuanshi Bu (ed.), Chinese Business Law, C.H. Beck, 2010.
  23. The New Anti-Monopoly-Law and Intellectual Property Rights in China - What has Changed, What Remains the Same? (in German), in: Cottier/Herren/Kunz/Matteotti (ed.): Wirtschaftsrecht in Theorie und Praxis, p. 209-230, Helbing/Lichtenhahn 2009.
  24. Comparative Study on the "Third Category Civil Subject" in Chinese and German Law (in German), with Simon Werthwein, in: Yuanshi Bu (ed.): Overseas Chinese Law Review, Band 1, Shanghai People's Publishing House, 2009, S. 3-32.
  25. Res Judicata, Petition Culture and the Revision Procedure in Chinese Civil Procedure Law (in German), in: Stürner/Matsumomo/Lüke/Deguchi (eds.): Festschrift für Dieter Leipold zum 70. Geburtstag, p. 537-554, Mohr Siebeck, 2009
  26. Employment protection according to the Chinese Law of Employment contracts (in German), in: Yuanshi Bu (ed.): Chinesisches Zivil- und Wirtschaftsrecht aus deutscher Sicht, S. 135-148, 2008.


Articles in Magazines

  1. Chinese Legal Students Study in Germany in the Last Four Decades: A Survey on their Ph. D. Theses, Chinese Journal of Law 2019/2, p. 3-22.
  2. Contributory Patent Infringement in Chinese Law, GRUR INt 2019, p. 1-9.
  3. The Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in China, ZZP Int (2017), p. 315-337.
  4. Contributory Patent Infringement and Case Analysis under German Law, Intellectual Property 2018/10, p. 88-96.
  5. Civil Law Issues and Solutions Concerning Indirect Patent Infringement -- Comments on Necessity of Creating Non-dependent Contributory Patent Infringement, China Patents & Trademarks 2018/3, p. 24-39.
  6. The Action Raising Objection to the Claim being Enforced in Chinese Law, ZZP Int (2016), p. 237-258.
  7. Ne bis in idem and its Application to Civil Intellectual Property Rights Disputes, Chinese Journal of Law 2017/3, 91-106.
  8. Domestizierung des chinesischen Sachenrechts – Anmerkungen zu den „Erläuterungen des OVG zu einigen Fragen der Anwendung des Sachenrechtsgesetzes der VR China (Teil eins)“, Zeitschrift für Chinesisches Recht 2017, 23-33.
  9. Case Studies in the Res Judicata of Arbitral Award, China Review of Administration of Justice, 2017/7, 166-179.
  10. Doppelklagen im chinesischen Zivilprozessrecht - Zugleich über die zivilprozessuale Rechtsrezeption in China, ZZP Int (2015), S. 323-341.
  11. The Revival of Legal Dogmatics and Legal Methodology in Germany in the 21st Century and the Recent Research Trends, Nanjing University Law Review 2016, Vol. 45, p. 3-21.
  12. Legal Dogmatics: from Transferring German Law to Transferring German Concepts of Jurisprudence (in German), JZ 2016, p. 382-390.
  13. Anti-Monopoly Provisions in the Field of Intellectual Property Rights in China: Disputes and Solutions, China Patents & Trademarks 2016/1, p. 66-81.
  14. Dual Action in Chinese Civil Procedure Law - also on the Reception of Civil Procedure Law in China (in German), ZZPInt (2015), p. 323-341.
  15. Conflicts of Laws and Judicial Review in China (in German), RIW 2015, p. 781-790.
  16. Antitrust Restrictions of Intellectual Property Rights in China (in German), GRUR Int 2015, p. 1097-1106.
  17. Rule of Law and Civil Procedure in China - on the Developments of the Civil Procedure Law 2015 (in German), ZZPInt (2014), p. 327-344.
  18. Chinese Contract Law - Survey and Development Perspective (in German), ZfRV 2014, p. 261-274.
  19. Permit Requirement and Mandatory Legal Provisions in Chinese Contract Law (in German), RIW 2014, 549-556.
  20. Summary of Trademark License-related Judical Practice in China, China Patents % Trademarks 2014/3, 74-88.
  21. Chinese Trademark Rights Law (in German), GRUR Int. 2014, 637-646.
  22. Konkursmasse im chinesischen Konkursrecht, ZInsO (2014) 913-922.
  23. Future and Methodological Questions of the Chinese Civil Procedural Research (in German), ZZPInt (2013), p. 405-417.
  24. The Overhaul of the Chinese Civil Procedure Law in 2012, ZZPInt (2012), p. 415-430.
  25. Chinese M&A-Acquisitions in Germany - current studies show a positive trend (in German), BB 2013 Nr. 45, The First Page.
  26. The Use Requirement of Registered Trademarks in China - Current Trademark Registration Practice and Recent Case Law, European Intellectual Property Review 2011, p. 640-646.
  27. Gestalten, Schlichten, Richten oder Abweisen - Gegenwärtige Reformströmungen im Lichte der anstehenden Novelle des Zivilprozessrechts in China, 15 ZZPint (2010), p. 359-376.
  28. Behördliche Interventionen und zivilrechtliche Implikation der Verwaltungsgenehmigungen im chinesischen Investitionsrecht, KSzW 2011, p. 159-167.
  29. Absolute und relative Eintragungshindernisse im chinesischen Markenrecht, GRUR Int. 2010, p. 946-953.
  30. Kodifikation des chinesischen Delikthaftungsrechts: Übersicht und kritische Fragen, ZfRZ 2010, p. 218-231.
  31. Security Rights in Property in Chinese Law – An Unattainable Goal to Construct a Coherent Legal Regime?, European Private Law Review 2010, p. 1005-1033.
  32. Understanding and Application of Continued Trademark Use System, China Patents & Trademarks, 2010, p. 50-57.
  33. Legal Protection against Bad Faith Trademark Registration in China - Comments on Trademarks for Pharmaceuticals and the Supreme People´s Court Decision on Southwest Pharma v Bayer/Roche, Journal for Industrial Property and Copyright International (GRUR Int.) 2010, p. 12-22.
  34. Disposition and Obligation in Civil and Intellectual Property Law - on the Capability of Abstraction´s Principal of being transferred to China, Jurist Biweekly (JZ), 2010, p. 26-32.
  35. Patent and Know-How Licensing in China, Journal for Industrial Property and Copyright International (GRUR Int), 2009, p. 807-817.
  36. The Function of Register in Legal Transactions with Intellectual Property Rights in China, Journal for Industrial Property and Copyright International (GRUR Int), 2009, p. 986-994.
  37. The Use Requirement in Chinese Trademark Law, Journal for Trademark Law (MarkenR) 2009, p. 527-534.
  38. Legal Education and Bar Exams in East Asia, Journal for European Private Law (ZEuP), 2009, p. 789-805.
  39. The Acquisition of Property in Good Faith in China - an Example for Legal Transplant in China, Journal for Comparative Law (ZVglRWiss), 2009, p. 307-331.
  40. The Protection of Well-known Trademarks in China, Journal for Trademark Law 2009, p. 427-435.
  41. Family Planning and One Child Policy in China, co-authored with Prof. Frank, Journal for European Law, International Private Law and Comparative Law (ZfRV) 2009, p. 83-93.
  42. Non-competition Convent of Managers and Shareholders in Chinese Company and Investment Law, Journal for International Economic Law (RIW) 2009, p. 439-444.
  43. Die Schranken des Urheberrechts im digitalen Umfeld. Jusletter 2005 no. 1.
  44. Merger and Acquisition von börsennotierten Gesellschaften in China. Zusammen mit Xiaojiang Shu. Zeitschrift der Shenzhen Wirtschaftssonderzone für Justiz. 2003 Nr. 2.
  45. Verletzung wesentlicher Vertragspflichten, vertragliche Haftung und Vertragsrückabwicklung. Shanghaier Zeitschrift für Sozialwissenschaft. 1999 Nr. 9., p. 36-40.
  46. Das deutsche Aufsichtssystem für Kreditinstitute. Juristische Zeitschrift. 1999 Nr. 4. p. 44-45.
  47. Die rechtliche Bedeutung technischer Standards in der Produkthaftung. Juristische Zeitschrift. 1999 Nr. 1., p. 14 -15.
  48. Reform des deutschen Handelsrechts. Deutschland Studien. 1999 Nr. 1. p. 29-34.
  49. Verpfändung der Anteile an Partnerschaftsunternehmen. Shanghaier Zeitschrift für Juristische Forschung. 1998 Nr. 3., p. 35-37. 


Case Notes

  1. Danone vs. Wahaha - Comments on a Significant Arbitration Proceeding with Chinese Parties involvement, Journal for Practice of International Private and Procedure Law (IPRax), 2010, p. 176-180.
  2. Bayer/Roche vs. TRAB and Southwest Pharma. IIC 2010, p. 493-498.


Book Reviews

    1. Jian HE: Proportional Liability for Medical Malpractice, RabelsZ 2018, p. 479-481.
    2. Pingliang Ge: Die Verfahrensgestaltung der Konzerninsolvenz in Deutschland und China: Deutsche Regelungen und Erfahrungen als Vorbild, KTS 2017, S. 542-544.
    3. Knut Benjamin PISSLER, Wohnungseigentum in China, Darstellung und Rechtsgrundlagen, Rabels Zeitschrift 2013, 883-886.
    4. WANG Ying, Der strafrechtliche Schutz des Urheberrechts. Eine vergleichende Untersuchung zum deutschen und chinesischen Strafrecht, GRURInt 2012, S. 104-105.
    5. SHEN Hengliang, Das Absonderungsrecht in der Insolvenz: Erfahrungen aus Deutschland und die Praxis in China, KTS 2010, p. 499-501.
    6. CUI Zhou, Einstweiliger Rechtsschutz in China und im europäischen Justizraum, ZZP 2009, p. 523-525.
    7. XU Defeng, Die Stellung von dinglich gesicherten Gläubigern im Unternehmensinsolvenzverfahren – Eine rechtsvergleichende Untersuchung zum deutschen, US-amerikanischen und chinesischen Recht, Berlin 2008, KTS 2009, p. 410-413.



    1. Maßnahmen über die Eintragung von Patentlizenzverträgen (in effect since 1.8.2011), GRURInt 2011, 931-932 (Chinese to German).
    2. Maßnahmen über die Eintragung von Markenlizenzverträgen (in effect since 1.8.1997), GRURInt 2011, 932-934 (Chinese to German).
    3. Die schweizerische ZPO, Overseas Chinese Law Review, Band 2, 2012, p. 110-196, (German to Chinese).



    1. Legal Commentaries: Integrated Collation of Legal Knowledge and Dogmatic Legal Research in the Age of Codification,
    2. Three Question Marks, taz dated 19.03.2014.
    3. Symposium "Law and Reality of Law - Procedural enforcement" on 25. and 25. June 2012 in Freiburg, ZChinR 2011 Nr. 1, p. 83-85.
    4. BU Yuanshi, Immobilienerwerb in China (in Polish)