China Seminar | 14 November 1996

Hong Kong: An Update on Impending Political and Institutional Changes at the July 1997 Reversion

Alison W. Conner Alison W. Conner

Prior to joining the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law in January 1995, Alison W. Conner spent eight and a half years as member of the law faculty of the University of Hong Kong. This summer, Dr. Conner taught in the Hong Kong-Duke University and Santa Clara law programs at the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Conner will present an update on political, legal and institutional issues occasioned by the July 1997 reversion of Hong Kong to China.

Dr. Conner has spent twelve years in Asia teaching and doing research, with postings at the National University of Singapore and Nanjing University in China. She received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in East Asian history (1979) and her J.D. from Harvard Law School (1973). A keen and informed observer of current events, Dr. Conner brings broad interests in history, culture and the arts to her law studies.