Chang Wang is Chief Research and Academic Officer at Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. He received a B.F.A. in Filmmaking from Beijing Film Academy, an M.A. in Comparative Literature and Comparative Cultural Studies from Peking (Beijing) University, an M.A. in American Art History from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2006.
Wang is also associate professor of law at the China University of Political Science and Law; adjunct professor of law at the University of Minnesota Law School, University of Minnesota Honors Program, and William Mitchell College of Law in the United States; guest professor of law at the University of Bern Faculty of Law and University of Lucerne Faculty of Law in Switzerland; visiting professor at the University of Milan in Italy and University of Vienna in Austria; and Guest Lecturer in American Law and Culture at Beijing Royal School, an elite private high school in China. In 2013, he was awarded Erasmus Mundus Scholarship by the European Commission.
Wang is one of the twenty-five members serving on the Central Civil and Judiciary Committee of China Association for Promoting Democracy, the third largest political party in mainland China.
Wang is the second Chinese national ever elected to the prestigious American Law Institute (ALI); Vice Chair of International Legal Education and Specialist Certification Committee at the American Bar Association (ABA); and a member of the ABA Human Rights Advisory Council. He also serves on the ABA Steering Groups for Chinese Law, and Immigration and Naturalization Law. He is a Visiting Scholar at the American Bar Foundation (ABF), the leading research institute for the empirical study of law in the United States.
He has published three books and numerous essays and academic papers, in both English and Chinese. His books include The End of the Avant-Garde: Comparative Cultural Studies (Beijing: Peking University Press, 2012); Inside China’s Legal System (Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2013); Legal Research in American Law (Beijing: China University of Political Science and Law Press, 2014). His academic papers and essays have dealt with China, law, and art history.