Professor Hao Jiang Delivers Lecture on “The New Civil Code in China: Promises and Perils of a New Civil Law”
Hao Jiang is an assistant professor of comparative private law who joined Bocconi’s department of legal studies in fall 2020. Before joining Bocconi University, he taught at Tulane Law School as a visiting assistant professor. He had numerous collaborations with James Gordley, a high-ranking professor of comparative law at Tulane Law School. Hao Jiang has additionally taught at the City University of Hong Kong, Paris II, and Trieste. Hao conducted his post-doctoral research at Max Planck Institute of Comparative and Private International Law, and his field of study was American, Chinese, and European comparative private law. Professor Jiang has authored several books, the most famous of which is An Introduction to the Comparative Study of Private Law (Second Edition, Cambridge University Press), published in December 2020 in collaboration with Professor James Gordley and Arthur von Mehren. He has been a member of the New York State Bar since 2011 and a member of the European Law Institute since 2021.
The lecture was delivered on Monday, October 18, 2021. Professor Jiang described China’s new civil code innovations in the light of the state interest in contract law, structural innovations, legal transplants, and philosophical differences with emphasis on the two separate spheres of Contract Law and Tort Law.