Françoise Lauwaert is honorary professor at université libre de Bruxelles. She taught there the history and anthropology of Imperial China, as well as classical Chinese. She has also given courses in the translation of humanities texts at the Institute for Translation and Interpretation in Brussels. Her interests focus on the links between law and kinship, Chinese writing, museography and, more recently, aspects related to gender, notably the representation of male violence in imperial China. Among his publications, we can cite the books Recevoir, conserver, transmettre : l’adoption en Chine traditionnelle (1991), le Meurtre en famille. Parricide et infanticide en Chine (XVIIe- XIXe siècles) (1999), and Puissance et pouvoirs de l’écriture chinoise (2016).