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Linlin Li



Linlin Li obtained her PhD degree from the Private Law and Notarial Law Department, University of Groningen on 7 January 2016. Her PhD thesis “Transformation of the Law on Farmland Transfer in China: from a Governance Perspective” has been published by Eleven International Publishing at Den Haag in January 2016. She is now an Assistant Researcher at the Land Academy for National Development, Zhejiang University.


2016.11-now:   Research Fellow, Land Academy   for National Development, Zhejiang University, China

2011.9-2015.8: PhD candidate,   Department of Private Law and Notarial Law, University of Groningen, The   Netherlands

2008.9-2011.6:  Master, Department of Civil Law and Commercial   Law, China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), Beijing, China (average   score: 87.31/100)

2004.9-2008.6: Bachelor,   Faculty of Law, Qingdao University, Shandong Province, China (average score:   85.76/100)


Professional Skills

Obtain the Legal Professional Qualification Certificate of   the PRC in February 2009 (pass rate <30%, score:422/600)


Working experience and internship


Research   Fellow,    at Department of Private Law and Notarial Law, University of   Groningen, The Netherlands, from September 2015

Editor in the Editorial Department of the China University of Political   Science and Law Press from 2009 to 2011 (part-time job)

Internship in People's Court of HaiDian District in Beijing in 2009   (three months)

Legal   Aid Center of China University of Political Science and Law from November 2008 to November 2009 (volunteer)


Language Proficiency

Chinese: mother tone

English: fluent in both speaking and writing

              CET4   (College English Test Band 4 Certificate) (in 2006)  575 of 710 grades

              CET6   (College English Test Band 6 Certificate) (in 2007) 611 of 710 grades

              IELTS overall band score 7.0 (in   2011)  Listening 7.0 Reading 8.0   Writing 6.0 Speaking 6.0

Dutch: (B2) basic listening, speaking, reading and writing


Major PhD research results


     The main question of my research   is how to balance the private land rights and the public powers involved in   farmland transfer (in China) from a newly defined governance perspective. The   balance of private land rights and the regulatory power concerns not only the   compulsory transfer of farmland or land expropriation, but also the market   transfers of farmland, especially the large-scale transfer involving   commercial investors. Overall, two topics are highlighted in this research.   First, a governance perspective is introduced in government regulation of   farmland transfer, in order to strike a proper balance between private land   rights and the regulatory power involved. Although (good) land governance has   been promoted concerning the overall governance of land tenure as the   development of a sustainable land administration system, the relationship   between the governance research and legal research has not yet thoroughly   discussed. Based on the systems approach and the reflexive-law approach, four   dimensions to a balanced regulation of farmland transfer should be considered   under the governance perspective. They are the empowerment and participation of private parties, the   guarantee of an equal bargaining status for both parties through procedural   rules, the recognition and protection of the public interest involved, and   the limitation of the public powers. These four dimensions mainly concern the   making of new rules or further improvements in current laws and regulations.   Furthermore, with the emphasis on the design of procedural rules, the   lawmaking process and the enforcement of related law are expected to be   improved under this governance perspective. Therefore, another central topic   of this research concerns the transformation of the law on farmland transfer   in China. Specifically, this transformation is mainly reflected in the   content of the relevant laws and regulations. On top of a further   confirmation of the substantive rights of collective landholders, more   procedural rules are needed to secure the exercise of the substantive rights.   Such procedural rules may originate from the central policies, the more   advanced local experiments in land reform, and the relevant international   documents. With the improvement in relevant laws and regulations, especially   with the deepening of the (local) land reform, a unified market will be   established for both urban and rural land. A unified law concerning the   transfer of both urban and rural land is expected to be formulated, based on   this unified land market.



1.       Linlin   Li, “Towards an international protocol on fair compensation   in cases of legitimate land tenure change”, Journal of   Chinese Governance, December, 2017.

2.       Linlin   Li, “Improvement in the Law on Farmland Transfer in China from a Contract   Governance Perspective”, Journal of   Chinese Governance, Vol.2, issue 2, pp.   1-24, 2017,

3.       Linlin   Li, “Transformation of the Law on   Farmland Transfer in China — from a Governance Perspective”, Eleven   International Publishing, 2016.

4.       Linlin   Li, “The Design of a Four-phase Participation Framework in Expropriation and   Its Adoption in China”, European   Property Law Journal, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp. 253-274, 2015.

5.       Linlin   Li, “Adoption of the International Model of a Well-governed Land Expropriation   System in China: Problems and the Way Forward”, presented at the Annual World   Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, March 23-27, Washington DC, 2015.

6.       Linlin   Li, “Innovative Local Practices of Collective Land Acquisition through   Farmer’s Participation” in Y. Zhao, L. Verstappen & W. Kolkman eds., Farmland Acquisition in China: Governance,   Local Practices and International Experiences, Science Press, 2013.

7.       Linlin   Li, “The relationship between the theory of Juristic Act of Real Right and   the Distinguishing Principle in Property Law”, was published in the Journal of ShanDong Academy of Governance   in December 2010 (Chinese).

8.       Linlin   Li, “Realize the Monism of Registration Rules of Real Property—Registration   Effectiveness, was published in the Journal   of Shanxi Normal University (Social Science Edition) in November 2010   (Chinese).

9.       Linlin   Li, “How to protect the interests of creditors on the Inheritance Law—from   the perspective of limited inheritance and disclaiming inheritance systems”,   was published in the Journal of   ShanDong University of Technology (Social Science Edition) in January   2010 (Chinese).


Academic activities

1.     Master   class “Oil Palm and Sustainable Land Use Planning”, 3-7 October, 2012, Yogyakarta,   Indonesia.

2.     Project   “Farmland Acquisition and Governance in China – Participatory Learning and   Experimentation” (LANGPLE), contribute one paper in the book “Farmland   Acquisition in China: Governance, Local Practices and International   Experiences”, June 2013.

3.     Colloquium   on “Rethinking Public Interest in Expropriation Law”, 26-28 September, 2013,   Groningen, the Netherlands.

4.     Summer   School “Land Governance for Development”, 7-18 July, 2014, Utrecht, the   Netherlands.

5.     Presentation   at the “Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2015: Linking Land   Tenure and Use for Shared Prosperity”, 23-27 March, 2015, Washington, the   United States.

6.     Colloquium   on “The Core Principles of Expropriation Law”, 18-20 June, 2015, the State   Council, Den Haag, the Netherlands.

7.     Expert   Meeting on “Free, Prior and Informed Consent in Relation to Land Governance”,   17 November, 2015, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands.

8.     Young   Property Lawyers Forum 2015, 23-25 November, 2015, Groningen, the Netherlands.  

9.     Organize   and present on the Symposium on New Developments in Chinese Law and Policy, 7   January, 2016, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Research work

property law, property-rights theory, (land) governance, regulation theory, land policy, land reform