Cai Congyan

Visiting Professor of Law


Areas of teaching and research

  • Public International Law
  • International Investment Law

  • Xiamen University School of Law, Ph.D. (international law)
  • Xiamen University School of Law, LL.M. (international law)
  • Xiamen University School of Law, B.A. (history)

Cai Congyan is a professor of public international law and international investment law at Xiamen University School of Law. He also conducts international law policy research for the Chinese government. From 2011 to 2012, he held positions as a Fulbright Scholar and Global Research Fellow at NYU School of Law.

Selected publications

"Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and the New Promise for the Multilateralization of International Investment Law," Journal of East Asia and International Law, Vol.7, No.2, 2013

"New Great Powers and International Law in the 21st Century," European Journal of International Law, Vol.24, No.3, 2013

The Legal Protection of Foreign Investment: A Comparative Study ( Wenhua Shan), Hart Publishing 2012, chapter author

"China-US BIT Negotiations and the Future of Investment Treaty Regime-A Grand Bargain with Multilateral Implications," Journal of International Economic Law, Vol.12, No.2, 2009

"Structure of Arbitrators and Its Implications towards ICSID Mechanism: An Empirical Study," Journal of World Investment & Trade, Vol.9, No.3, 2008

"International Investment Treaties and the Formation, Application, and the Transformation of Customary International Law Rules," Chinese Journal of International Law, Vol.7, No.3, 2008