Chongyao Wang

DPhil Law
Law Faculty

Other affiliations

Wolfson College Oxford Jurisprudence Discussion Group


Chongyao is a DPhil candidate in Law at Oxford, supervised by Prof Thomas Carter Adams. His academic interests include legal theory, moral philosophy, information technology law, and Chinese legal and political thought.

In the history of China (including Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau), he is one of the first research students to study jurisprudence in the English-speaking world, and he is the first research student to research general jurisprudence (ie, the inquiry into the nature of law) at Oxford. He holds an LLM (Dist.) from UCL, an MA in Legal Philosophy (Dist.) from CUPL, and an LLB (Hons) from ZZU. He passed the National Legal Professional Qualification Examination of PRC in 2016.

He has published 10 articles in academic journals such as the Journal of Legal Philosophy, Legal Methodology, and Artificial Intelligence. At CUPL, he was a teaching assistant at the Law School and co-convenor of the Jimen Jurisprudence Workshop. Additionally, he was an editor for the Zhengzhou University Law Review.

Several scholarships and awards generously supported his studies and research, including the David and Jayne Paterson Scholarship, the National Scholarship awarded by the Chinese Ministry of Education (twice), the Excellent Paper Prize of the “Academic Newcomer” Competition of CUPL, the Jiang Zhen Scholarship (twice), the Top 0.08% Model Student Prize of ZZU, etc.




Research Interests

  • Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Information Technology Law
  • Chinese Legal and Political Thought