Prof. Wenhua Shan

 

 

Education

Ph.D., 2004, Trinity College, University of Cambridge

Ph.D., 1996, Xiamen University, China

Master of Economics (M. Econ.), 1994, Jinan University, China

BA in Law, 1991, Zhongshan (Sun Yet-Sen) University

Research Fields

International and Comparative Law, with a focus on investment, trade and arbitration laws.

Honors

Candidates of national talent plan

Contact

Email Address: shan@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

Personal Webpage: http://gr.xjtu.edu.cn/web/shan

Basic Information

Professor Wenhua Shan, born in 1970, graduated as a Ph.D. from both Trinity College, Cambridge, UK and Xiamen University, China. He currently serves as the Dean of the Law School and the School of International Education at the University, Vice President of Judicial Case Academy, Supreme People’s Court, P.R. China (secondment). Meanwhile, Professor Shan is a Senior Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge, Honorary Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, published by Oxford University Press, Conciliator of International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and Expert Member of International commercial expert committee of the SPC. Besides, he is the first President of Shaanxi Province Commission for the Selection and Discipline of Judges and Prosecutors. For over twenty years, he has been working on the study of International and Comparative Law, with a focus on investment, trade and arbitration laws, as one of the most famous scholars in this area worldwide.

Academic Experience

2017-present, Vice President, Judicial Case Academy, The Supreme People's Court, PR China (secondment);

2016-present, Assistant President & Dean of the School of International Education, Xi'an Jiaotong University;

2015-2017, Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales (UNSW) (part-time);

2013-present, Senior Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge;

2008-present, Founding Dean and University Chair Professor of International Law, Xi’an Jiaotong University School of Law;

2005-2007, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and University Tengfei Chair Professor of International Law, Xi’an Jiaotong University;

2002-2013, Professor of International Law, Oxford Brookes University (since October 2007, Reader 2006-2007, Senior Lecturer 2004-2006, Lecturer 2002-2003, part-time since 2011);

1998-1999, Visiting Fellow, Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge;

1998-1999, Associate Professor of Law, Xiamen University School of Law;

1996-1998, Lecturer of Law, Xiamen University School of Law.

Main Academic Positions & Social Work

1. Senior Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge

2. Conciliator, International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), designated by the Chinese Government

3. Member, American Law Institute

4. Titular Member, International Academy of Comparative Law

5. Expert Member, International commercial expert committee of the SPC

6. Member, Foreign-related Commercial and Maritime Trial of the SPC

7. Advisory Expert, Shaanxi Provincial Party Committee, Political and Legal Affairs Committee

8. Legal Adviser, The People’s Government of Shaanxi Province, Xi’an

9. Advisor, IBA Core Advisory Group for Sub-Committee on Investment Treaty Arbitration

10. Member, Executive Council of the Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL)

11. Member, Executive Council of the Chinese Society of International Law (ChineseSIL)

12. Vice President, Chinese Society of International Economic Law (CSIEL)

13. Arbitrator, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), Beijing

14. Vice President, Law Society of Shaanxi Province