Dr. Peter WANG (王書成)

Ph.D. on Sino-US Fulbright Ph.D. Dissertation Research Program (Renmin & Emory); MSt (Oxford); MPhil & LLB (ZUEL)

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34427388

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Wang has been teaching in JD, LLM and LLB programs at the School of Law of City University of Hong Kong since 2012. Prior to joining CityU, he held an academic position at Peking University School of Government. In addition, he held various visiting appointments at Harvard Law School, NUS (Singapore), SNU (South Korea), Academia Sinica (Taiwan), Waseda (Japan), etc.

He has authored three books, and over fifty journal articles which have been published in leading international journals in various jurisdictions, including Human Rights Quarterly (US), Modern China (US), University of Pennsylvania Asian Law Review (US), Public Law Review (Australia), Statute Law Review (UK), Journal of East Asia and International Law (South Korea), Hong Kong Law Journal (Hong Kong), as well as prestigious Chinese law journals, such as Chinese Journal of Law [法学研究]. In addition, he has been awarded three research grants from Hong Kong Research Grants Council, in support of his interdisciplinary research in the field of Chinese law.

Wang completed his PhD through Fulbright Chinese PhD Dissertation Research Program at the School of Law of Renmin University in China, and Emory University in the US. His dissertation, entitled “Presumption of Constitutionality: A Comparative Perspective,” investigates the relationship between the legislature and judiciary in the process of constitutional review from a comparative perspective. It was awarded the “National Outstanding PhD Dissertation Prize”, the only one awarded in the field of law nationwide in 2011. In addition, he holds a Master of International Human Rights Law from the University of Oxford where he was a Clarendon Scholar, and the first graduate of the program from Greater China.

Beyond his academic performance, Wang specializes in Chinese Calligraphy and has received many national awards of calligraphy in particular during his time as a law undergraduate. Moreover, in 2003 he held his own Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition in Wuhan City.

Research Interests/Areas

  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Human Rights
  • Administrative Law
  • Legal Theory
  • International Law
  • Chinese Law and Comparative Law
  • Law, Society, and Religion in China