Prof. Wenjuan Zhang

Prof. Wenjuan Zhang

Professor and Associate Dean-International Collaborations and Executive Director-Centre for India-China Studies

A.A. (Yantai University);

B.A. (Shandong University);

Juris Master (Peking Law School);

LL.M. (Columbia University)


Prof. Wenjuan Zhang is an Professor and Associate Dean for International Collaborations of the Jindal Global Law School in India.  She is also leading the Center for India-China Studies at the O.P. Jindal Global (Institution of Eminence Deemed To Be University).  She got her LLM degree from Columbia Law School in 2014 and Juris Master Degree from Peking University Law School in 2004.  She was a visiting scholar of Yale Law School in 2012 and of Columbia Law School in 2006.  She has her Marc Haas fellowship with the Brennan Center for Justice of NYU School of Law in 2015 and her PILNET fellowship in 2006-2007.  Before joining the JGLS, she had been a well-respected public interest lawyer in China for over nine years.  She served as Vice Director of Zhicheng Public Interest Lawyers, the biggest public interest law organization in China.  Ms. Zhang and her Zhicheng colleagues have played a very pioneering role in expanding legal and political space for rights-based civil society organizations in China.   She had been deeply involved in the legislative process of PRC Law on Protection of Minors (Passed in 2006), the bill drafting process of Beijing Legal Aid Act (2008) and the initial drafting stage of Anti-Domestic Domestic Violence Law (Passed in 2015).   She served as an expert for the UNICEF/NWCCW Project on Implementing National Program of Action for Child Development in China and an adviser on child welfare policies for the Ministry of Civil Affairs.   She has published more than 50 essays and papers as well as few books in Chinese.  Her research focus is lawyering for change, civil society development, comparative constitutional studies in India and China and child law.

Research focus is on comparative constitutional studies, comparative studies of civil society development in India and China.

  1. Zhang, W. (2021). Another perspective to read the picture of lawyering for change in China. In John M., Devaiah V.H., Baruah P., Tundawala M., Kumar N. (eds) The Indian Yearbook of Comparative Law 2019. (pp.319-355), Springer, Singapore.
  2. Wenjuan Zhang, Studies on the Constitutional Democracy and Its Implementation in India (CN), New World History, Vol. 4 (2020), pp. 40-57.
  3. Wenjuan Zhang, Developing a New Analysis Framework for Examining Constitutionalism in Mainland China, Indian Journal of Constitutional Law, Volume 9 (2020), pp.144-172.
  4. Wenjuan Zhang, Caste or Class Based Reservation in India: Constitutional Designing and Enforcement Challenges (CN), Tsinghua University Law Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2020, pp.83-106.
  5. Wenjuan Zhang, Constitutional Governance in India and China and Its Impact on National Innovation, in Kung-Chung Liu and Uday Racherla (eds.), Innovation, Economic Development and Intellectual Property in India and China: Comparing Six Economic Sectors, Springer (2019), pp.39-67, Link
  6. Wenjuan Zhang, The New Strengthened Regulations of INGOs in India and China:  Comparative Analysis and Reflections, China Non-profit Review (Tsinghua University, by Brill), 10 (2018), pp.319-348.
  7. Wenjuan Zhang, Differences in Higher Education Reforms in India and China, India-China Chronicle, September-October 2018, pp. 22-26.
  8. Wenjuan Zhang, The Internationalization of Chinese NGOs and Their Engagement with the United Nations, China Report 53:3 2017: pp 307-330”