Dr Angela Zhang
Department of Law
PHILIP K.H. WONG CENTRE FOR CHINESE LAW
Director, Philip K. H. Wong Centre for Chinese Law
LLB, Peking University (2004)
LLM, The University of Chicago (2006)
JD, The University of Chicago (2008)
JSD, The University of Chicago (2011)
Angela Huyue Zhang is an associate professor at the Faculty of Law in the University of Hong Kong. An expert in Chinese law, Angela has written extensively on Chinese regulatory issues. Her first book Chinese Antitrust Exceptionalism garnered significant attention during Beijing’s crackdown on Chinese Big Tech and was named a Best Political Economy Book of the Year by ProMarket in 2021. Angela is now working on her second book about China’s model of regulatory governance, which is expected to be released in 2023.
Angela has broad research interests in the areas of law and economics, particularly in transnational legal issues bearing on businesses. Her research has appeared in leading international law reviews such as Harvard International Law Journal, Yale International Law Journal, Stanford International Law Journal, as well as top peer-reviewed journals from other disciplines such as Management Science and China Quarterly.
Angela is a four-time recipient of the Concurrence Antitrust Writing Award, which selects the best articles published globally in the field of antitrust law each year. She received a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant (£10,000) in 2014 and two Hong Kong GRF grants, one (HK$637,440) in 2018 and the other (HK$ 656,825) in 2021.
Angela is a highly sought-after commentator on Chinese regulatory issues. She often speaks at prestigious antitrust conferences in the United States, Europe, and Asia. She is also frequently interviewed by major international media outlets and regularly contributes commentaries to the popular press.
Angela serves as Director of the Philip K. H. Wong Centre for Chinese Law at the University of Hong Kong, which promotes legal scholarship with the aims of developing a deeper understanding of China and facilitating dialogue between East and West.
Before joining the University of Hong Kong in 2017, Angela taught at King’s College London for four years and practiced law for six years in the United States, Europe, and Asia. She worked as a bankruptcy lawyer at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York between 2008 and 2010 and as an antitrust attorney at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Brussels in 2011. Angela was admitted to the New York Bar in 2009.
Angela received her LLB from Peking University, and her LLM, JD and JSD from the University of Chicago Law School. She wrote her doctoral dissertation under the supervision of former Judge Richard A. Posner.
- Law and Economics
- Competition Law
Crowd-judging on Two-Sided Platforms: An Analysis of In-group Bias (with Alan Kwan & S. Alex Yang) , MANAGEMENT SCIENCE ( forthcoming) [Management Science is a top business journal with a five-year impact factor of 7.7] (featured in the WSJ)
Improving Dispute Resolution in Two-Sided Platforms: The Case of Review Blackmail (with Yiangos Papanastasiou & S. Alex Yang), MANAGEMENT SCIENCE (forthcoming)
Agility over Stability: China’s Great Reversal in Regulating the Platform Economy, 63 HARVARD INTERNATIONAL LAW JOURNAL 301 (2022) [featured in the Economist, Diplomat, Yahoo and Hong Kong01]
Chinese Antitrust Exceptionalism: How the Rise of China Challenges Global Regulation(Oxford University Press, 2021) (featured in numerous media outlets, visit the book’s website: Chinese Antitrust Exceptionalism | Angela Zhang)
Strategic Public Shaming: Evidence from Chinese Antitrust Investigations, 237 CHINA QUARTERLY 174 (2019) (selected as the best procedure antitrust academic article by the 2019 Concurrence Antitrust Writing Award)
The Faceless Court, 38 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 71 (2016) [selected for presentation at 2015 Stanford International Junior Faculty Forum]
Bureaucratic Politics and China’s Anti-Monopoly Law, 47 CORNELL INTERNATIONAL LAW JOURNAL 671 (2014) [selected as the best Asian antitrust academic article by the 2015 Concurrence Antitrust Writing Award]