Professor Zhang specializes in conflict of laws, international commercial transactions, contract law, Chinese Law and comparative law. A former Fulbright scholar and faculty member at China University of Politics and Law, Professor Zhang joined Temple in May 1998 after several years of legal practice in the United States. He served as the Director of the Temple University Rule of Law Program in China from 1998 to 2011, which includes the first foreign LL.M. degree-granting program in China. Professor Zhang has authored two books on Chinese law, and has published numerous articles in both English and Chinese law journals. His book Chinese Contract Law: Theory and Practice (Brill, 2006) is regarded as a primary book on Chinese contract law. Professor Zhang is a member of the New York and Maryland Bars.
Professor Zhang’s current research interests include: Conflict of Laws, International Civil Litigation, Law in Asia, and Comparative Contract Law. As a specially invited professor, Professor Zhang also teaches Chinese Contract Law in the Chinese Law LL.M. program of Tsinghua University Law School in Beijing.