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Professor Emeritus Zhang Jinfan



A well-known jurist in China and Tenured Professor of CUPL

Trailblazer in the field of legal history research

Tenured Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of CUPL

Honorary Director of the Institute of Legal History, CUPL

Honorary President and Advisor, the Legal History Studies Institute of China Law Society

Former Vice President of CUPL

Former Dean of the Graduate School, CUPL

Former Executive Vice President of the Legal History Studies Institute of China Law Society

Prof. Zhang was born in Shenyang, Liaoning Province in 1930. As chief architect of China’s legal history studies, he helped establish the status of legal history as a national key discipline.

Representative works:

An Introduction to Legal History (1988)

Ancient China's Political System (1988)

Ancient China's Legal System (1992)

China’ Legal History (1992)

A Study on the Lǜs of the Qing Dynasty (1993)

A Comprehensive Review of “Civil Laws” of the Qing Dynasty (1998)

Evolution of China's Legality Civilization (2000)

China's Modern Society and Legal Civilization (2003)

The Collected Works of XinHuo (to pass on the learning torch) (2003)

China's Constitutional History (2004)

Traditions and Modern Transformations of China's Law (revised edition) (2005)

Anthology of Zhang Jinfan (2007)

Manuscripts on China's Legal Supervision System (2007)

Professor Zhang has published over 100 articles and has edited renowned legal history textbooks. Many of his academic works have been translated into other languages, such as English, Japanese, and Korean, and published in foreign academic journals, book chapters and conference proceedings.