Wenhua Shan is the Ministry of Education Yangtze River Chair Professor of International Economic Law and the founding Dean of the School of Law at Xi 'an Jiaotong University in Shaanxi Province, China. Professor Shan is also the founding Director of the Silk Road Institute for International and Comparative Law (SRIICL) at the University as well as a Senior Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge, UK.
His research area is international and comparative law, particularly investment and trade laws. Professor Shan is the lead advisor to the Chinese government on some key investment treaty negotiations, and had advised foreign governments, international organizations, and transnational corporations on international investment, trade and arbitration matters.
He has authored a dozen books published by both English and Chinese publishers including Oxford University Press, and numerous articles in journals such as the European Journal of International Law and the American Journal of Comparative Law. He is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law and the Editor-in-General of the China and International Economic Law Series, among others.
Professor Shan is a frequent lecturer and has spoken before the European Parliament, the International Congress of Comparative Law, the American Society of International Law Annual Conference and the Society of International Economic Law’s Biennial Conference, among others.
EDUCATION: Trinity College, Cambridge, Ph.D.