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Institute of criminal law

WANG Zhiyuan

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Wang Zhiyuan is a Criminal Law Professor at the School of Criminal Justice, China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), where he teaches Criminal Law I, Criminal Law II and Case Seminar in Criminal Law. He is also the vice dean of School of Criminal Justice mainly in charge of research project and discipline construction.


Education and Training

In 2012, he was enrolled in the post-doctoral research station of the School of Criminal Justice, China University of Political Science and Law, and finished the research report in 2016

In 2010, sponsored by the CSC (Chinese Scholarship Council), he was a visiting scholar in the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania.

In 2005, he obtained his Ph.D degree in Criminal Law at Jilin University, his Ph.D thesis was “Research on Premise Cascading Criminal Constitute Theory” and his supervisor was Professor Li Jie.

In 2002, he got his Master's degree in Criminal Law at Jilin University.

In 1999, he got his Bachelor's degree in law at Lanzhou University.

Research and Academic Activities

He presided over two general projects of the National Social Science Foundation: Research on the Normalization Function of Criminal Law and its Realization Principles under the Background of Ruling the Country by Law (16BFX086)Contemporary Transformation of Conviction Thinking and Its Impact (09BFX084); as the first participant, he participated in one of the key projects of the National Social Science Foundation: Research on Penal System and Structure Reform (13AFX009).

Public Affairs

Deputy Secretary-General of the Chinese Society of Criminology;

Standing Director of Network and Information Law Research Society of China Law Society;

Standing Director of the Chinese Society of Criminal Law Studies;

Consultant Group of Experts on Judicial System Reform in Jilin Province;

Expert Consultant Member of the Third Branch of Beijing Procuratorate

Reports and Interventions on national and international conferences

Report entitled “Knowledge-based Criticism of Traditional Anti-corruption in Chinese Criminal Law” in the conference “The Third Changbai International Forum on Criminal Law”, which took place on 10 November 2018 at Jilin University.

Report entitled “Alienation and Purposeful Turn of Unit Crime” in the conference “Criminal Liability of Units (Legal Persons) in the Perspective of Globalization”, which took place on15 September 2018 at Beijing.

Report entitled “Research on Anti-Corruption Strategies” in the conference “Fifth China-EU International Forum on Criminal Law”, which took place on15 November 2018 at Shanghai.

Speech entitled “Critique on The Practical Idea of Chinese Corporate Crime System” in the Queen Mary-People's University Criminal Justice Forum Annual Meeting 2018, which took place on 6 December 2018 at London.


English: writing and speaking – excellent



1.Principles of Criminal Establishment Theory, China Founder Press 2005 Edition.

2. From "Inter-Subject" to "Unilateralization": The Basis and Expansion of the Accomplice System, Law Publishing House 2011 Edition.

3.From "Verification" to "Argumentation": Criticism of Chinese Traditional Thought of Conviction, Law Publishing House 2016 Edition.


1.The Normal Understanding of Conviction Thinking and the Choice of the Theoretical Model of Crime Constitution,Criminal Law Review No.1 of 2008.

2.The Qualitative Problem and The Preliminary Criticism of the Joint Crime of the Multi-identity Subject,Science of Law(Journal of Northwest University of Political Science and Law) No.2 of 2010.

3.The Challenge to the Mode of Our Country's Complicity System from Internet Accomplice Problem,Criminal Law Review No.3 of 2010.

4.Criticism on the Concept of Unit Crime in China from the Perspective of Environmental Crime,Contemporary Law Review No.5 of 2010.

5.A Study on the Accomplice System of Criminal Law in Britain and the United States,Journal of Gansu Political Science and Law Institute No.5 of 2010.

6.On the Benchmark Behavior of Negligence: the Limitation of the Scope of Criminal Liability for Negligence,Criminal Science No.7 of 2010.

7.Facts and Norms:The Reconsideration of Traditional Methodology of Criminal Legislation,Law and Social Development No.1 of 2011.

8.Continued Creation of Substantial Criminal Illegality: The Real Contribution to Objective Imputation,Jilin University Journal Social Sciences Edition No.3 of 2011.

9.The Principle of Punishment for Participating in crimes in China and its practical Dilemma,Journal of National Prosecutors College No.1 of 2012.

10."Inter subjectivity" and "Unilateral" in the Practical Thinking of German and Japanese Accomplice System --An Overseas Perspective on the Rationality of the Thinking of Accomplice System in China,Science of Law(Journal of Northwest University of Political Science and Law) No.6 of 2013.

11.Between “Public Interest” and “Private Right”:Rethinking on Criminal Illegality Cognition Theory,The Jurist No.1 of 2015.

12.Crimes in the Amendment to the Criminal Law (9) Control Strategy Visual Field Evaluation,Contemporary Law Review No.1 of 2016.


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