Cai Congyan 蔡从燕

Cai Congyan 蔡从燕

Professor of Law

Office: Room 302


Areas of teaching and research

Public International Law

International Investment Law

Chinese International 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 at Xiamen University School of Law. His teaching and research fields cover Public International Law, International Investment Law and Chinese International Law. He was a Fulbright Scholar and Global Research Fellow at New York University School of Law(2011-2012), Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School(2014), Visiting Professor at Kobe University School of Law (2015,2016) and Senior Research Fellow at Humboldt University School of Law (2016), etc. His paper have been widely published in top Chinese and English law journals.

Selected publications

International Law and the Rise of China, Oxford University Press, 2018(forthcoming).


"International Law before Chinese Court during the Rise of China", American Journal of International Law, Vol.110, No.2, 2016.

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

""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

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