WANG Xiaogang

SOURCE :     TIME: 2020-06-28

NameWANG Xiaogang


Professor of Law, School of Law, Jilin University


Research InterestsEnvironmental LawEnergy LawComparative Environmental LawInternational Environmental LawLegal Philosophy


Working Experience

Professor (September 2015-present), School of Law, Jilin University

Associate Professor (September 2010-September 2015) , School of Law, Jilin University

Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar (January 2011- January 2012), Law School, The University of Edinburgh

Lecturer (September 2006-September 2010), School of Law, Jilin University

Teaching Assistant (July 2004-September 2006), School of Law, Jilin University


Ph.D. (Legal Theory) (June 2008), School of Law, Jilin University

Master of Laws (Environmental Law) (June 2004), Law School, Wuhan University

Bachelor of Engineering (Food Science & Engineering) (June 2001), Food Science & Technology Department, Huazhong Agriculture University



1. Abnormal Environment of Yangtze River Basin: Sociological Analysis on Human Society Harmony with Nature (co-author), Wuhan University Press, 2005.

2. International Law and Environment (co-translator), (originally written by P. W. Birnie and A.E. Boyle, Oxford University Press 2002), High Education Press, 2007.

3. Defending the Environment: A Strategy for Citizen Action (translator), (originally written by Joseph L. Sax), China University of Political Science and Law Press, 2011.


1. Regulation and Case Study on Fishery Resources Conservation, China Fishery Resources, No. 1, 2003.

2. Legal Issues of Wetland Nature Reserves Managed by Multi-department, Forest Inventory and Planning, Vol. 28, No.4, 2003.

3. Multiple Legal Protection of Endangered Species Habitat of China, Wild Animal, No. 5, 2003.

4. Legal Arrangement for Establishing and Alternation of Nature Reserves Managed by Multi-departments, Forest Resources Management, No. 5, 2003.

5. Legal Protection for Pluralistic Ecological Function of Flood Conditioning Storage Areas (co-author), Environmental Protection, No. 1, 2004.

6. On Trade Related Measures under Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety Conflicting with WTO Rules, Biotechnology Bulletin, No. 1, 2004.

7. Citizen’s Rights to the Environment in Public Law, Administrative Law Review, No. 2, 2004.

8. Legal Issues in Conservation of Karst Areas in Southwest of China (co-author), Scientific and Technological Management of Land and Resources, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2004.

9. On the Legal Institution for Drinking Water Resources Protective Zones in China, Water Resources Protection, Vol. 20, No. 5, 2004.  

10. History, Status Quo and Development of Legislation on Wetland Conservation in China, Forest Resources Management, No. 6, 2004.

11. Comment on Legal Measures of Endangered Species Habitat Conservation of China, Wild Animal, No. 2, 2005.

12. On Environmental Injunction Systems with the Perspective of Relevant Environmental Litigation Systems in US, Japan and Germany, Contemporary Law Review, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2005.

13. On Mechanism system of Environmental Law Implementation, Research and Discourse on Environmental Law Enforcement, Environmental Science Press of China, 2005.

14. Integrated Legislation on Wetland Conservation and Its Main Contents, Forest Inventory and Planning, Vol. 30, No. 4, 2005.

15. Karl Polanyi’s views on Economic Anthropology and Market Society, China Book Review, Guangxi Normal University Press, Vol. 4, 2006.

16. The Legal System of Genetic Modified Organism in China with the Perspective of Biosafety Protocol, Letters in Biotechnology, Vol. 1, No. 5, 2006.

17. Theory, System and Practice of Public Interest Environmental Litigation in China, Contemporary Law Review, Vol. 20, No. 6, 2006.

18. Ulrich Beck’s Theory of the Risk Society and Its Complications, Hebei Law Science, Vol. 25, No. 1, 2007.

19. Chinese Theories of Environmental Rights and Epistemology, Law and Social Development, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2007.

20. Piercing the Veil of Environmental Rights: A Comprehensive Framework, Southeast Academic Research, No. 3, 2007.

21. Idea of Environmental Fairness in Legal Dimension, Soochow Law Review, Spring, 2007.

22. Taking Reflexive Legal Modernization in China Seriously, Tribune of Political Science and Law (Journal of China University of Political Science and Law), Vol. 25, No. 4, 2007.

23. Comment on Citizens’ Environmental Rights Theories in China in the Past Twenty-five Years, Journal of China University of Geosciences (Social Sciences Edition), Vol. 7, No. 4, 2007.

24. A Critique to “Modernization Paradigm” in Legal Academics of China with a  Relational perspective, Hebei Law Science, Vol. 25, No. 8, 2007.

25. Ulrich Beck’s Theory of Risk Society: Dilemmas and Visions of Environmental Law in Global Structure, Law and China: Forum for Ph. D candidates of Jurisprudence in Jilin University, China University of Political Science and Law Press, 2007.

26. Theory as Passion: Niklas Luhmann’s General Theory of Social Systems and Legal Theory of Autopoiesis, Yearbook of Western Legal Philosophers Study, Vol. 2, Peking University Press, 2008.

27. Possible Evolutionary Approach of Environmental Law in China: Western Evolutionary Theories of Law as Conceptual Tools, Contemporary Law Review, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2008.

28. Reflection on the Theory of Dual Purposes of Environmental Legislation: The Purpose of Environmental Legislation in the context of Present Chinese Complex Society, Journal of China University of Geosciences (Social Sciences Edition), Vol. 8, No. 4, 2008.

29. Public Interesting Environmental Litigation Provision in Pollution Control Law: the Role and Competence of People's Court, Journal of Political Science and Law, No. 5, 2008.

30. Development of Environmental Law in the Past Thirty Years of China, Contemporary Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2009.

31. Duty-based Theory, Right-based Theory and Public Environmental Interests, Studies in Law and Business, No.2, 2010

32. From Administrative Powers to Public Interests, Journal of China University of Geosciences (Social Sciences Edition), Vol.10, No.5, 2010.

33. Public Interests Litigations in Basic Environmental Law, Environmental Protection, No. 9, 2010.

34. The “Common but Differentiated Responsibilities” Principle: An observation on the Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change, China Population, Resources and Environment, No.7, 2010.

35. Copenhagen Accord: An Application of the Principle of “Common but Differentiated Responsibilities”, Journal of Social Sciences, No.7, 2010.

36. Analysis on the Functions of the Implementation Scheme of Water Pollution Compensation in Weihe River Basin, Environmental Protection, No. 16, 2010.

37. Some Doubts about Environmental Protection Bureau as the plaintiff of Public Civil Action, Environmental Protection, No. 2, 2011.

38. A theory of Rights to the Environment Aiming at Protecting Public Environmental Interests: From Environmental Damages to Damages to the Environment Per se, Law and Social Development, No. 2, 2011.

39. On the Interests and Rights of Public Interest Environmental Litigation, Journal of Zhejiang University (Humanities and Social Sciences), No.3, 2011.

40. Does Water Pollution Prevention and Control Act Provide Legal Basis for Public Interest Litigation? Zhejiang Social Sciences, No.5, 2011.

41. Comments on the Characteristic Systems of Environmental Basic Law in Foreign Countries, Environmental Protection, No. 11, 2011.

42. China and the United States Marine Pollution Damages Systems and Oil Spill Damages in Bohai Bay, Environmental Protection, No. 15, 2011.

43. Legal Roles of Courts in Environmental Protection in China, Journal of SJTU (Philosophy and Social Sciences), No.1, 2012.

44. Response to Environmental Emergencies in Risk Society, Environmental Economy, No. 11, 2012.

45. The phenomenon of "plaintiff's qualification" Evolution: a Historical Interpretation of Legal Provisions, Environmental Economy, No. 10, 2013.

46. Review and Prospect of Information Disclosure of Water Pollution Accidents in China, Environmental Protection, No. 5, 2014.

47. Public Environmental Interests: Vulnerable and Difficult to Product, Chinese Environment, No. 9, 2014.

48. Consultation and Litigation for Ecological and Environmental Damage and Procuratorial Public Interest Litigation, Chinese Environment, No. 6, 2018.

49. Ecological and Environmental Damage Actions from the Perspective of Public Trust Theory: A Two-dimension Theoretical Framework of Natural Resources State Ownership and Public Trust Environmental Rights and Interests, Legal Forum, No. 6, 2018.

50. Conceptual Analysis on Eco-environmental Remediation and Alternative Remediation: on Basis of the Goal of Eco-environmental Restoration, Journal of Nanjing Tech University (Social Science Edition), No. 1, 2019.

51. On Changes of Research Approaches to Environmental Rights, Journal of China University of Geosciences (Social Sciences Edition), No.5, 2019.