Academic Staff

Stephen Zhai 翟小波
Assistant Professor

Other Roles
  • Member of Information and Education Technology Committee (IETC)
Academic Qualifications
  • PhD, the Law Institute of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Master of Law, Law School, Peking University
  • Bachelor of Law, Law School, Zhengzhou University
Teaching Area
  • Jurisprudence
  • Public law
  • Chinese Law
Research Interests

  • Law and Philosophy
  • Constitutional Law
  • Chinese Law
Selected Publications
  1.  (as co-editor) Bentham’s Theory of Law and Public Opinion, Cambridge University Press, 2014.

  2. ‘Bentham’s Natural Arrangement and the Collapse of Expositor-Censor Distinction in the General Theory of Law’, in Bentham’s Theory of Law and Public Opinion.

  3. ‘Bentham’s Command versus Hart’s Authoritative Reason’, in The Legal Philosophy and Influence of Bentham: Essays on Limits of the Penal Branch of Jurisprudence, ed. Guillaume Tusseau, Routledge, 2014.

  4. ‘Bentham’s Natural Arrangement versus Hart’s Morally Neutral Description’, in Revue d’Etudes Benthamiennes, 10 (2012).

  5. ‘Legal Positivism: Emotivistic or Naturalistic?’ Philosophy and Public Issues (Filosofia E QuestioniPubbliche), 1 (2011).

  6. Book review: P. Schofield, Utility and Democracy: The Political Thought of Jeremy Bentham (OUP, 2009), and P. Schofield, Bentham: A Guide for the Perplexed (Continuum, 2009), in Law, Culture and the Humanities 7(1) 2011.


Contact Details

Faculty of Law (FLL)
University of Macau, E32,
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa,
Macau, China.

Telephone: 88224145

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