Professor at Griffith University, Australia
Deborah Cao is a professor at Griffith University, Australia. She is a scholar of animal law and ethics, legal language, legal semiotics, legal translation and Chinese law and legal language and culture. She is also active in social media in China and writes about Chinese culture, society and animals, and was named one of the 200 most influential bloggers in China in 2012. She is the editor of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law. Her books include Chinese Law: A Language Perspective (2004), Interpretation, Law and the Construction of Meaning (2007), Animals are not Things (2007 in Chinese), Translating Law (2007), Animal Law in Australia and New Zealand (2010), Animal Law in Australia (2015), Animals in China: Law and Society (2015), and Chinese Language in Law: Code Red (2018). Her recent edited books: Animal Law & Welfare (2016) and Scientific Perspectives to Farm Animal Welfare (2018, in Chinese).