WU Zhipan


Wu Zhipan is a Member of the Peking University Council, Executive Vice President and General Counselor of Legal Affairs of Peking University. He is also the Dean of Asia-Pacific Research Institute of Peking University and General Director of Financial Law Institute of Peking University.


Wu assists the President of Peking University with the university’s development and planning; oversees personnel, faculty, retired staff, domestic relations, alumni and legal affairs via the Department of Human Resources, Department of Retired Faculty, Office of Domestic Relations Committee, Office of Alumni, and Office of President Legal Counselor. He also assists the university’s President in the Office of Auditing.


Wu studied at the Law School of Peking University where he obtained his LL.B. in 1982, Master of Law in 1985 and Ph.D. in 1988. Wu Zhipan began to serve successively as the Dean of the Law School of Peking University (1999-2001); Assistant to the President (1999-2002); Vice President of Peking University (2002-2005); Vice Secretary of the Council of Peking University (2003-2004); Executive Vice Secretary of the Council of Peking University, Executive Vice Director of the School Committee, and General Counselor of Legal Affairs (2004-2010). In addition, Wu has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University and a scholar at the Eisenhower Foundation in the U.S.


Wu’s research interests lie in International Economic Law and Financial Law with ample research achievements. In 1995 he was a Nominee for China’s “Distinguished Young Jurist”. Over the years he has authored/co-authored or edited more than 10 books, including Commercial Bank and Law in Hong KongOn the Commercial LawTextbook of Commercial Bank LawTextbook of Central Bank LawInternational Financial LawFinancial Law, International Economic LawFinancial Globalization and China’s Financial LawTypical Case Review on Financial LawCapital Market and LawLaw and Practice of the Listed Companies, and “Four Color Theorem” in Financial Law.