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Assistant Professor
Department of Law

Courses a.y. 2021/2022


Biographical note

Born in Fuzhou, China. Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Laws (L.L.M.), Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) from Tulane Law School. 

Academic CV

L.L.B., Nanjing Audit University Law School
J.D., Tulane Law School
L.L.M, Tulane Law School
S.J.D., Tulane Law School  

Professor Jiang joins Bocconi’s department of legal studies in fall 2020 as an assistant professor of comparative private law. Jiang is a scholar of comparative private law. He has written on topics in comparative law, American, Chinese and European private law.

Prior to joining Bocconi, professor Jiang taught at Tulane Law School as a visiting assistant professor. He has also taught at City University of Hong Kong, Paris II and Trieste and conducted post-doctoral research at Max Planck Institute of Comparative and Private International law.  He has been a member of the New York State Bar since 2011 and a member of European Law Institute since 2021. 

Jointly with James Gordley and the late Arthur von Mehren, professor Jiang is a co-author of the second edition of An Introduction to the Comparative Study of Private Law, a widely used comparative private law textbook. His publications can be found in journals such as Tulane Law Review (twice), Michigan State Law Review, NYU Journal of Law and Business, George Mason Journal of International Commercial Law, Pace Law Review, Journal of Civil Law Studies.

Prior to his academic career, professor Jiang practiced law for a number of years and clerked briefly at the Chinese Supreme Court.

Research areas

Comparative private law, contract theory, private law theory, Chinese civil law



Books and Chapters:

  • The Making of the Chinese Civil Code: Promises and Persistent Problems (with Pietro Sirena) (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)
  • An Introduction to the Comparative Study of Private Law 2nd Edition (with James Gordley and the late Arthur von Mehren ) (Cambridge University Press, December 2020)
  • Consideration and causa (with James Gordley) Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law 2nd edition (Jan Smits eds., Edward Elgar publishing, forthcoming)
  • Chinese Tort Law : Tradition, Transplants, and Some Difficulties   Comparative Tort Law: Global Perspectives 2nd edition  (M. Bussani, A. Sebok eds, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021 ).
  • Inapplicability of Freedom of Contract to Chinese State-owned Enterprises,  Comparative Law and … / Le droit comparé et … (A. Albarian, O. Moréteau eds, Presses universitaires d’Aix-Marseille, 2016).
  • Chinese Tort Law between Tradition and Transplants   Comparative Tort Law: Global Perspectives  (M. Bussani, A. Sebok eds, Edward Elgar Publishing,2015).


  • The Maze of Contemporary Contract Theory and a Way Out (with James Gordley) The American Journal of Jurisprudence (forthcoming)
  • The New Validity Rules in Chinese Civil Code and Chinese State-owned Enterprises’ Freedom in Contracting : One Step too Far (with Antonia von Appen) The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law (Oxford University Press) (forthcoming 2022)
  • The Three Myths of Tort Law in the Chinese Civil Code, 7The Italian Law Journal 713 (2021) 
  • The Rule Against Recovery of Pure Economic Loss in China: A Misconceived Doctrine (with Peter Chan) 96 Tulane Law Review 261 (2021) 
  • The Making of a Civil Code in China: Promises and Perils of a New Civil Law 95 Tulane Law Review 777  (2021)  
  • Contract as Voluntary Commutative Justice  (with James Gordley) 2020 Michigan State Law Review 725 (2020) 
  • Enforcing the Bargain v. Materiality Requirement: The Future of Disclosure-Only Settlements Post-Trulia 38 Pace Law Review 569 (2018)
  • Freedom to Mislead: Fictitious Freedom To Contract Around Fraud Under Delaware Law, New York University Journal of Law and Business 393 (2017)
  • Freedom of Contract under State Supervision 8 George Mason Journal of International Commercial Law 202 (2016)
  • Enlarged State Power to Declare Nullity: the Hidden State Interest in the Chinese Contract Law  7 Journal of Civil Law Studies 147 (2014).