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Dr. WANG, Shucheng Peter

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

Associate Professor

Dr. WANG, Shucheng Peter

Contact Information

Office: YEUNG-P5406
Phone: +(852)-3442-7388
Email: shucwang@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

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

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 PhD 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 PhD 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 these prestigious 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, such as Chinese Journal of Law [法学研究]. 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.


Select Publications

  1. “Guiding Cases and Bureaucratization of Judicial Precedents in China,” University of Pennsylvania Asian Law Review, Vol. 14, No.3, 2019, (forthcoming).
  2. “Guiding Cases as a Form of Statutory Interpretation,” Hong Kong Law Journal, Vol. 48, No.3, 2018, (forthcoming).
  3. “Tripartite Freedom of Religion in China: An Illiberal Perspective,” Human Rights Quarterly, Vol.39, No.4, 2017, pp. 783-810 (lead article).
  4. “Judicial Approach to Human Rights in Transitional China,” in Zhao Yun and Michael Ng (eds.), Chinese Legal Reform and the Global Legal Order: Adoption and Adaption, Cambridge University Press, 2017, pp. 63-80.
  5. “Brexit’s Challenge to Globalization and Implications for Asia: A Chinese Perspective,” Journal of East Asia and International Law, Vol.10, No.1, 2017, pp. 47-64.
    • - Translated into Chinese by Yang Xinyi and published in Liu Yanhong ed., Southeast Law Review [东南法学], Vol.12, No.2, 2017, Southeast University Press, pp. 108-121.
  6. Boundaries of the Investigative Power of the Legislative Council under an Executive-Led Government in Hong Kong,” Statute Law Review, Vol.38, No.2, 2017, pp. 182-195.
  7. Reconciling Hong Kong’s Final Authority on Judicial Review with the Central Authorities in China: A Perspective from ‘One Country, Two Systems’,” Public Law Review, Vol.27, No.3, 2016, pp. 218-231.
    • - Translated into Chinese by Dr. Wang Liwan and published in Zhu Guobin ed., The Study of Political Structure of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region [香港特區政治體制研究], City University of Hong Kong Press, 2017, pp. 243-266.
  8. “Emergence of a Dual Constitution in Transitional China,” Hong Kong Law Journal, Vol.45, No.3, 2015, pp 819-850.
    • - Translatedinto Chinese by Dr. Xia Yinye and published in China Law Review [中国法律评论], Vol.11, No.3, 2016, pp. 89-105.
    • - Reprintedin Piélagus Journal with a Spanish introduction (a political science journal in Colombia), Vol.15, 2016, pp. 155-177.
  9. “Parliamentary Scrutiny over Subsidiary Legislation under an Executive-led Government in Hong Kong,” Statute Law Review, Vol.36, No.1, 2015, pp. 111-122 (lead article).
  10. “Constitutional Avoidance Doctrine Revisited,” Chinese Journal of Law [法学研究], Vol.212, No.5, 2012, pp. 20-38 (lead article, in Chinese).
  11. “Implications of the Constitutional Republic at the Beginning of the Republic of China,” Chinese Journal of Law [法学研究], Vol.196, No.5, 2011, pp. 164-180 (in Chinese).
    • - Reprintedin Mo Jihong and Zhai Guoqiang (eds.) Constitutional Studies, Vol.13, Beijing: Social Science Academic Press, 2012, pp 239-267.
  12. “The Grounds for the Presumption of Constitutionality,” Chinese Journal of Law [法学研究], Vol.187, No.2, 2010, pp. 23-35 (in Chinese).
    • - Awarded the Excellent Research Paper Prize by China Law Society in 2010.