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Dr. Daniel Sprick


Dr. Daniel Sprick is research associate and lecturer at the chair of Chinese Legal Culture.


Curriculum Vitae

Daniel Sprick is a Research Associate at the Chair of Chinese Legal Culture at the University of Cologne, where he teaches a variety of courses on Chinese legal history and Chinese economic and commercial law. He was awarded the Hanenburg-Yntema Prize for the best European thesis on Chinese law in 2008. He received his PhD from the East Asian Institute at UoC on the limits of self-defense in Chinese criminal law. His research has focused on Chinese criminal law, competition law, law and society, legal theory and judicial reforms in China.

Selected Publications

  • (with B Ahl) Towards judicial transparency in China: The new public access database for court decisions, in China Information, Vol. 32, 2018 (1), pp. 3-22.
  • One road one belt: Many routes for transnational crime and its suppression, in The Legal Dimension of One Belt One Road (Lutz-Christian Wolff,  Xi Chao, eds.), Hong Kong: CCH Wolters Kluwer, 2016, pp. 507-542.
  •  Rechtsstaatsentwicklung durch Gesetzgebung? Das neue Chinesische Verwaltungsprozessgesetz, in ZChinR, Vol. 4, 2015, pp. 349–371.
  • Grenzen der Notwehr im chinesischen Strafrecht. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2015.
  • (mit Robert Heuser) Das rechtliche Umfeld des Wirtschaftens in der VR China. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2013.
  • Die Revisionen des Strafgesetzbuches der Volksrepublik China,  in ZStW, Vol. 3, 2012, pp. 829–854.
  • (with C Müller) Unternehmensgeheimnisse in China: rechtliche Grundlagen und betriebliche Praxis, in Geistiges Eigentum in China (Monika Schädler, Joachim Freimuth, eds.), Wiesbaden: Gabler, 2011, pp. 145–177.
  • Nationale Minderheiten im Strafrechtssystem der VR China, in Ostasiatisches Strafrecht (Eric Hilgendorf, ed.), Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010, pp. 181–196.
  • Zusammenschlusskontrolle nach dem Recht der VR China, in ZChinR , Vol. 2, 2008, pp. 122–138, 2008.