Former Professor, Graduate School of Law, Kobe University, Japan; 1991-92, Visiting Scholar, Stanford Law School. 2006-09, Researcher and Member, Planning Committee, International Institute of Advanced Studies, Japan. Since 2008, Dean and Presiding Chair Professor, KoGuan Law School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Former: Co-opted Board Member, Research Committee on Sociology of Law, The International Sociological Association; Council Member, Japanese Association of Sociology of Law, Japan; Fellow, Virtual Center for Advanced Studies in Institution, Tokyo Foundation, Japan; Senior Research Fellow, Department of Public Policy, China's Research Committee Economic System Reform, China; Director, Law and Society Center, SJTU, China; Vice-Chairman, Guiding Committee of Legal Education, Ministry of Education, China. Editor-In- Chief, Asian Journal of Law and Society. Author of articles and books about legal theory and practice related to China.