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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)

Risk-Related Activism, 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)

论中国关于风险规制的公司治理规则:以比较法研究看风险监督、风险管理和企业责任, in 外国学者论中国法丛书——公司法分卷 [Foreign Experts on Chinese Law – Corporate Law] (Encyclopedia of China Publishing House, Beijing, 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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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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