Professor Haiyan Lee gives Liu Institute, Justice and Asia Distinguished Lecture

The Liu Institute launches its Justice and Asia Distinguished Lecture with a virtual lecture by Professor Haiyan Lee of Stanford University. Professor Lee will use the 1956 film The Murder Case of Xu Qiuying to illustrate the distinctions between spy thriller and detective fiction, and between "high justice" and "low justice" in the Chinese literary and political-legal traditions. The film is based on the actual 1948 murder of a young woman in the Manchurian city of Harbin that was widely reported in the press and represented in popular culture. Click here to view the video.