Program Co-Directors

Dr. ZHANG Shouwen, LL.B., LL.M., Ph.D., Professor of Law and Dean, Peking University Law School. He received his LL.B., LL.M. and Ph.D. from Peking University Law School. Dean Zhang specializes in Economic Law, Fiscal and Taxation Law, Social Law, and Information Law and directs the largest law school in China.

Professor Del Wright, Jr. served as the Academic Director.  Professor Wright joined the UMKC School of Law faculty in 2017, and teaches in the areas of finance, business, securities, venture capital and tax. His current research focus is cryptoassets and the regulation of blockchain technologies. Before joining the faculty at UMKC, Professor Wright taught a myriad of tax, business and criminal law courses at Valparaiso University. His earlier scholarship explored the intersection of tax and finance, and he has had articles published in the Virginia Tax Journal, The Akron Law Review, The Arizona State Law Journal, and BNA.  Before becoming an academic, Professor Wright worked as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, prosecuting both tax and organized crime, and with other law firms, including Skadden Arps, where he worked in both the banking and tax groups. Professor Wright also worked as an investment banker, most recently with Banc of America Securities, structuring derivatives and other financial weapons of mass destruction. Before starting his career, Professor Wright earned a Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, focusing on financial policy and regulation, and a Juris Doctor from The Law School at the University of Chicago.  In addition to his scholarly activities, Professor Wright has also served on the Indiana Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure and as Assistant General Counsel to the National Bar Association, the nation’s oldest and largest national association of predominantly African American lawyers and judges. In his free time, Wright trains for triathlons, marathons, and plays tennis and golf. Professor Wright is also an ardent supporter of the best fútbol team on the planet, F.C. Barçelona.

Associate Director

Dr. LOU Jianbo is the co-author (with Professor Randolph) of Chinese Real Estate Law (published by Kluwer Law International) and the co-founder and co-director (with Professor Randolph) of the Center for Real Estate Law at Peking University. Dr. Lou received his LL.B. and LL.M. degrees from Peking University, and his Ph.D. from the University of London. He was the former Director of Chinese Legal Studies and a Lecturer in Chinese Commercial Law at Cambridge University in England, and was also a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Center for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary College, the University of London; a Visiting Senior Fellow at the National University of Singapore, and a Visiting Lecturer at Tsinghua University, the Chinese University of Politics and Legal Science, the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, and Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Dr. Lou is currently an Associate Professor at the Center for Real Estate Law and a Research Fellow at the Financial Law Center at Peking University Law School, and a senior attorney at the law firm of Lehman, Xu & Lee in Beijing.



In addition to the Academic Directors, the faculty is expected to include many of the following scholars from Peking University School of Law and the Department of Foreign Affairs:

  • Dr. CHEN Ruoying
  • Dr. FAN Shiming
  • Dr. GAO Wei
  • Dr. HE Jian
  • Professor GONG Wenxiang
  • Dr. GUO Li
  • Dr. HAO Qian
  • Dr. JIANG Su
  • Dr. LIU Yan
  • Dr. LIU Yinliang
  • Dr. TANG Yingmao
  • Emeritus Professor WANG Shizhou
  • Dr. WU Zhipan, Dean Emeritus and Deputy President 
  • Dr. YAN Tian
  • Dr. YANG Ming