Max WL Wong
Max WL Wong
Dr Max WL Wong is an assistant professor at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Hong Kong. He is currently researching Qing law, Chinese customary law and comparative law. His most recent book is "Chinese Marriage and Social Change: The Legal Abolition of Concubinage in Hong Kong" (2020). He is currently writing "Legal Pluralism in Qing China", which will be published next year.

The struggle to trace descendants of landholding clans and iron out discrepancies between Imperial Chinese and British colonial law makes selling ancestral land near-impossible. What is needed is a system overhaul – a long process, but no quick fix has worked so far.

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