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  • Ji Weidong (季卫东)
    Born : January , 1957Gender : Male
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Dean and Professor of Koguan Law School of Shanghai Jiaotong University


Peking University


Distinguished professor of Yangtze River Scholars of the Ministry of Education, the first batch of Shanghai “Thousand Talents Program”, an honorary professor of Kobe University, and a doctor of law from Kyoto University.

After graduating from the Faculty of Law of Peking University in 1983, he studied in Japan and obtained a PhD in Law from Kyoto University. He became an associate professor of the Kobe University School of Law in 1990, was promoted to a professor in 1996, and received the title of "Honorary Professor of Kobe University" in 2009.


The 1990s was the golden age of his academics. Academic papers were published in top international academic journals, and academic books were published one after another. The monograph "Super Modern Law" won the first outstanding work award of the Japanese Society of Law and Society, which had a wide range of ideological impact. . His work has been widely quoted, and he has been active in international academic conferences and became a famous jurist. At the same time, it has successively published papers in China's top social science journal "Social Science", and has become the most scholarly scholar in the domestic law community. His research results have promoted the initiation and development of some major academic issues and institutional practices in China, such as the "The Significance of Legal Procedure-Another Reflection on the Construction of China's Legal System" published in 1993, which has attracted the attention of domestic legal scholars. Later, "procedures should become a real focus of China's future legal system construction and even social development" rose to the general consensus of China's intellectual circles.

Notable Works|Publications

Two of his books are influential.“The Road to The Rule of Law: Social Diversity and Authority System” and “Rule of Law in China”.

"Legal Changes in Modern China" (Tokyo: Japan Review, 2001)

New Theory of Constitutional Government (Beijing: Peking University Press, 2002; Supplement, 2005)

"Composition of China's Trial" (Tokyo: You Fei Court, 2004)

"Tracks of Just Thinking" (Beijing: Law Press, 2007)

"The criticality of order and chaos" (Beijing: Law Press, 2008)

Main Opnions

Ji Weidong said: "Without careful deliberation and follow-up of institutionalized assignments, the struggle for doctrine is either a matter of imagination or a metaphysical game." Therefore, he particularly emphasized the fair process and the rules of argument. He insisted that only in such cases Under the premise, it is possible for the debate around "ism" to truly form a political consensus. The articles written by Ji Weidong for the column of "Finance" and other magazines are popular and timeless. His opinions on real public issues are rational and quiet, but the heavy reality sometimes makes his pen endeared with pain and grief.

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