Dr. Peter WANG (王書成)

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

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Phone: +852 34427388

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Dr. 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 the academic position at Peking University. In addition, he held various visiting positions at Harvard, Seoul National University, Academia Sinica in Taiwan, etc.

Dr. Wang completed his Ph.D. through Fulbright Chinese Ph.D. Dissertation Research Program at the School of Law of Renmin University of 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 Ph.D. Dissertation Prize” by the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council and the Ministry of Education of the PRC. He was the only recipient of this award 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.

He has published over fifty journal articles in peer-reviewed law journals, including leading English law journals in the US, the UK, Australia, Hong Kong and South Korea, such as Human Rights Quarterly, Public Law Review, Journal of East Asia and International Law, Hong Kong Law Journal, Statute Law Review, as well as leading Chinese law journals in Mainland China. In particular, he published three scholarly articles on public law theory in the Chinese Journal of Law [法学研究], normally considered the most prestigious law journal in the jurisdiction of Mainland China, in three consecutive years from 2010-2012. In addition, he has been awarded two research grants from the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong Government in support of his research in the field of Chinese law.

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
  • International Law
  • Chinese Law and Comparative Law
  • Law, Society, and Religion in China