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Virginia Emily Ho

School of Law - Law School
J.D., Harvard Law School
Primary office:
Green Hall
Room 412
University of Kansas
1535 W. 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045

Comparative corporate governance, corporate finance, and modern Chinese law


J.D., Harvard Law School

M.A., Applied Linguistics, Indiana University-Bloomington

B.A., Chinese Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature, Indiana University-Bloomington

Teaching Interests

  • Business law, corporate finance, Chinese law, international business transactions, comparative law, deals, due diligence, corporate social responsibility

Research Interests

  • Corporate governance, shareholder activism, corporate social responsibility, comparative law, multinational enterprises, risk management, securities regulation

Selected Publications

Capital Market Disclosure Regimes: Advancing Accountability for Chinese TNCs , in Handbook of Research on Transnational Corporations (Edward Elgar, 2017)

'Comply or Explain’ and the Future of Nonfinancial Reporting, 21 Lewis & Clark Law Review (2016)

Risk-Related Activism: The Business Case for Monitoring Nonfinancial Risk, 41 Journal of Corporation Law 647 (2016)

Team Production & the Multinational Enterprise, 38 Seattle Law Review 499 (2015)

The Pursuit of Happiness with Chinese Characteristics, 82(973) UMKC Law Review (2014)

The Recursivity of Reform: China's Amended Labor Contract Law, 37 Fordham International Law Review 973 (May 2014)

Of Enterprise Principles and Corporate Groups: Does Corporate Law Reach Human Rights?, 56 Columbia Journal of Transnational Law (2013)

Beyond Regulation: A Comparative Look at State-Centric Corporate Social Responsibility & the Law in China, 46 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 375 (Mar. 2013)

Corporate Governance as Risk Regulation in China: A Comparative View of Risk Oversight, Risk Management, and Accountability, 4 European Journal of Risk Regulation 463 (2012)

Governance Beyond Regulation: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Role of the State in Comparative Perspective, 2 公共行政评论 [Chinese Journal of Public Administration] 100 (2012)

Theories of Corporate Groups: Corporate Identity Reconceived, 42 Seton Hall Law Review 879-951 (2012)

"Enlightened Shareholder Value": Corporate Governance Beyond the Shareholder-Stakeholder Divide, 36 Journal of Corporate Law 59 (2010)

From Contracts to Compliance? An Early Look at Implementation Under China's New Labor Legislation, 23 Columbia Journal of Asian Law 35 (2009)

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Selected Awards & Honors

National Committee on U.S.-China Relations Public Intellectuals Program Fellow
National Committee on U.S.-China Relations
2016 - 2018

Edwin W. Hecker, Jr. Teaching Fellow
2015 - 2018

Docking Faculty Scholar Award
University of Kansas
2013 - 2016

Immel Teaching Award
School of Law

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CEAS offers an M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies.This interdisciplinary degree focused on 20th and 21st century East Asia provides students with in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge of a selected East Asian country (China, Korea, Japan); a broad knowledge of modern East Asia; and social science research skills and methods appropriate to international area studies. Read more about the CEAS M.A. Program, or contact Ayako Mizumura, CEAS Assistant Director, at or 785-864-1478.

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