Program Directors 项目主任

         John Smagula 桑国亚 and Shen Weixing 申卫星

Shen Weixing 申卫星

Professor Shen joined Tsinghua law school in 2003, where he serves as Associate Dean and doctoral advisor. His research areas include property, contracts, torts, bioethics, and health law. Professor Shen has published 14 books and more than 40 articles, and he has received numerous rewards for his teaching and research. Professor Shen is nationally recognized for his work in property and health law, and he is the recipient of the Tsinghua University Outstanding Young Faculty Award. He is proficient in English and German.

Professor Shen earned his LL.B. in 1989 from Jilin University, LL.M. in 1992 from Jilin University, and his Ph.D. in law in 2001 from China University of Politics and Law. He also conducted his post‐graduate research at Beijing University. He was a visiting professor at Temple law school in 2004 and 2007. He also taught at Macao University of Science and Technology, was a visiting scholar at University of Freiburg and University of Cologne in Germany, and was a Fulbright scholar at Harvard Law School.

John Smagula 桑国亚

Professor Smagula joined Temple law school in 2003, where he serves as the China Program Director. His research area focuses on Legal English instruction for international students. He has delivered lectures on U.S. law and legal education at nearly 40 Chinese government agencies and law schools, has written articles and been quoted in the media about the rule of law in China, and has presented at U.S. conferences on China-related issues. He is proficient in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

Prior to his work with Temple, John taught at law schools in geographically diverse locations in China, worked in the corporate law practice of the New York and Hong Kong offices of Paul Weiss, and worked with the law firm of Totti & Rodriguez Diaz in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He earned his B.A. in International Relations in 1992 from Pomona College, J.D. in 1995 from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, and M.S. in Education (with focus on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in 2007 from Temple University College of Education.