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Dr Jia Wang

Assistant Professor


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Assistant Professor in the Durham Law School  


Dr Angelia Jia WANG is an Assistant Professor at the Law School, Durham University. Prior to joining Durham Law School, she was a Teaching Fellow at Faculty of Business, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She has been a Research Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society (now the Berkman Klein Centre), Harvard University and a Research Fellow at Law School, Singapore Management University. Her research interests lie in the areas of intellectual property law, law and technology and corporate law. She publishes with European Intellectual Property Review, Hong Kong Law Journal, European Review of Private Law, Asia Pacific Law Review and a monograph with Springer. She is currently the Chair of Data and Ethics Committe at the Law School. 

Research interests

  • Intellectual property law
  • Law and technology
  • IP and Sustainability

Research groups

  • Centre for Chinese Law and Policy
  • Durham Centre for Law and Philosophy
  • Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law


Authored book

  • Wang, J (2018). Conceptualizing Copyright Exceptions in China and South Africa: A Developing View from the Developing Countries. Springer International Publishing.

Chapter in book

Journal Article

  • André Janssen & Jia Wang (2021). Punitive Damages Under the New Chinese Civil Code – A Critical and Comparative Analysis. Asia Pacific Law Review 29(2): 346-365.
  • Wang, J. & Chen, L. (2018). Will Innovative Technology Result in Innovative Legal Frameworks? – Smart Contracts in China. European Review of Private Law 26(6): 921-942.
  • Wang, J & Zhang, Z (2017). Better Investor Protection and More Operational Flexibility: Singapore’s Latest Reforms to Strengthen its REIT Market. Company Lawyer 38(4): 130-136.
  • Wang, J (2015). Toward a more balanced safe harbour protection system for internet service providers in China. Hong Kong Law Journal 45(3): 851-879.
  • Wang, J (2010). Should China Adopt an Extended Licensing System to Facilitate Collective Copyright Administration: Preliminary Thoughts. European Intellectual Property Review 32(6): 283-289.
  • Wang, J (2008). Anti-circumvention Rules in the Information Network Environment in the US, UK and China: A Comparative Study. Journal of International Commercial Law and Technology (3): 55-67.

Supervision students