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WANG, Shucheng Peter
Dr WANG Shucheng Peter
PhD (Sino-US Fulbright PhD Dissertation Research Program (Renmin & Emory))
MSt (Oxford)
MPhil and LLB (ZUEL)
Position Tag
Associate Professor

Contact Information

Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building – 6203
(852) 3442 7388

Research Interests

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

WANG Shucheng (Peter) has authored three books, and over fifty journal articles published or forthcoming on reputable international journals in various jurisdictions, including Human Rights Quarterly (US), Modern China (US), among others. Prior to joining CityU, Dr Wang began his academic career at Peking University School of Government in 2009 after he completed his PhD through Sino-US Fulbright Chinese PhD Dissertation Research Program. His PhD dissertation was awarded the “National Outstanding PhD Dissertation Prize” by the Ministry of Education (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. In addition, he has been awarded three research grants from Hong Kong Research Grants Council, in support of his interdisciplinary study of Chinese law.

Select Publications

  1. “Judicial Review of the Legislative Process in Hong Kong: A Comparative Perspective,” Statute Law Review, 2020, forthcoming. [Academia Access]
    • Highlighted on Legal Theory Blog by Lawrence B. Solum (University of Virginia School of Law) on 3 September 2020.
  2. “The Judicial Document as Informal State Law: Judicial Lawmaking in China’s Courts,” Modern China, 2020, forthcoming. [Academia Access
    • Highlighted on Legal Theory Blog by Lawrence B. Solum (University of Virginia School of Law) on 27 May 2020.
  3. “Hong Kong’s Civil Disobedience under China’s Authoritarianism,” Emory International Law Review, Vol. 35, 2020, forthcoming. [Academia Access]
  4. “Guiding Cases and Bureaucratization of Judicial Precedents in China,” University of Pennsylvania Asian Law Review, Vol. 14, No. 4, 2019, pp. 96–134 (lead article). [Academia Access]
    • Cited by Steven Chong, a Supreme Court of Singapore Judge of Appeal, in his speech at the 3rd Singapore-China Legal and Judicial Roundtable 2019 on 28 August 2019.
  5. “Guiding Cases as a Form of Statutory Interpretation,” Hong Kong Law Journal, Vol. 48, No. 3, 2018, pp. 1067-1096. [Academia Access]
  6. “Tripartite Freedom of Religion in China: An Illiberal Perspective,” Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 39, No. 4, 2017, pp. 783–810 (lead article). [Academia Access]
    • Translated into Chinese by Dr Wu Yuanlin and published in Journal of Research for Christianity in China [中国基督教研究], No. 12, 2019, pp. 166–188.
  7. “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 Adaptation, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017, pp. 63–80. [Academia Access]
  8. “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. [Academia Access]
    • Translated into Chinese by Yang Xinyi and published in Liu Yanhong (ed.), Southeast Law Review [东南法学], Vol. 12, No. 2, 2017, Nanjing: Southeast University Press, pp. 108–121.
  9. “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. [Academia Access]
  10. “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. [Academia Access]
    • 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], Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press, 2017, pp. 243-266.
  11.  “Emergence of a Dual Constitution in Transitional China,” Hong Kong Law Journal, Vol. 45, No. 3, 2015, pp. 819–850. [Academia Access]
    • Translated into 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.
    • Reprinted with a Spanish introduction in Piélagus Journal (a political science journal in Colombia), Vol. 15, 2016, pp. 155–177.
  12. “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). [Academia Access]
  13.  “Constitutional Avoidance Doctrine Revisited,” Chinese Journal of Law [法学研究], Vol. 212, No. 5, 2012, pp. 20–38 (lead article, in Chinese). [Academia Access]
  14. “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). [Academia Access]
    • Reprinted in Mo Jihong and Zhai Guoqiang (eds.) Constitutional Studies [宪法研究], Vol. 13, Beijing: Social Science Academic Press, 2012, pp. 239-267.
  15.  “Justification of Presumption of Constitutionality,” Chinese Journal of Law [法学研究], Vol. 187, No. 2, 2010, pp. 23–35 (in Chinese). [Academia Access]