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HAO JIANG

HAO JIANG
Assistant Professor
Department of Law

Courses a.y. 2022/2023

30461 PRIVATE AND BUSINESS LAW
50242 COMPARATIVE PRIVATE LAW
50262 CHINESE BUSINESS LAW

Biographical note

I am an assistant professor of comparative private law. I have written on topics in contract theory, American, Chinese and European business and private law. Prior to joining Bocconi, I taught at Tulane Law School, City University of Hong Kong, visited Paris II and Trieste and conducted post-doctoral research at Max Planck Institute. I am a member of the New York State Bar and European Law Institute. I am the author and editor of two books published by Cambridge Press and one by Edward Elgar. I authored a dozen journal articles in Tulane Law Review and Michigan State Law Review, NYU Journal of Law and Business, American Journal of Jurisprudence etc. My work has been translated into Chinese and Spanish. I earned a law degree in China along with a J.D., an LL.M. and an S.J.D. from Tulane Law School. I am currently leading a comparative study of contract law with the aim of drafting a model sales law for the Greater Bay Area in China. I am also developing a moral theory of contracts, contract as voluntary commutative justice, that would explain both common law and civil law contract doctrine coherently.

 


About

My research connects doctrines, cases, legal history and moral philosophy. I often write about the doctrinal inconsistencies in private law in America, China and continental Europe and trace them back to theoretical incoherence. 

I also use empirical methods (judge interviews, fact-based questionnaires etc.) to study the inconsistencies between doctrinal rules and their applications in reality. 


Research interests

My main research interest is to use the Aristotelian idea of commutative justice to explain private law. I am also interested in studying the doctrinal issues arising out of the codification of Chinese civil law. 


Working papers

James Gordley, Hao Jiang
The Maze of Contemporary Contract Theory and a Way Out
American Journal of Jurisprudence (forthcoming)

Selected Publications

Jiang, Hao
The three myths of tort law in the Chinese Civil Code
THE ITALIAN LAW JOURNAL, 9999



Gordley, James; Jiang, Hao; Von Mehren, Arthur Taylor
An introduction to the comparative study of private law : readings, cases, materials
2021

Jiang, Hao
Chinese tort law: tradition, transplants and some difficulties
Comparative tort law : global perspectives, 2021

Gordley, James Russell; Jiang, Hao
Contract as voluntary commutative justice
MICHIGAN STATE LAW REVIEW, 2020



Jiang, Hao
Freedom of contract under state supervision
JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL LAW, 2016

Jiang, Hao
Chinese tort law between tradition and transplants
Comparative tort law global perspectives, 2015


Hao Jiang; Marta Infantino
Towards a Model Sales Law in the Greater Bay Area: A Comparative Study of Contract Law in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2024

Hao Jiang ; Pietro Sirena (eds.)
The Making of the Chinese Civil Code: Promises and Persistent Problems
Cambridge University Press, 2023