A partial blogging hiatus

July 1

I will be on at least a partial hiatus from blogging during most of the month of July because I will be out of the country during that time. More specifically, I will be lecturing on property rights issues in Taiwan and China, where I have been invited to be a visiting lecturer by Zhengzhou University.

I am far from expert on Chinese law and politics. So this invitation came as a surprise. It came about because of my work on economic development condemnations, which are a major issue in China and some other Asian nations, as well as in the United States. Before going to China, I will also give two presentations in Taipei, Taiwan, including one at the Academia Sinica. I hope this trip will be a valuable learning experience.

If time permits, I may blog about my experiences in China and Taiwan while I am there, and possibly some other matters. But I probably won’t be blogging very much until I return. I trust that the other Conspirators will keep the reading public suitably entertained during my (partial) absence!

Ilya Somin is Professor of Law at George Mason University. His research focuses on constitutional law, property law, and popular political participation. He is the author of "The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain" (forthcoming) and "Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter."
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