Pu Jian is a professor at Peking University.


Director of the China Legal-history Research Association

Director of the Society for Study of Cross-strait Legal Issues

Researcher in the Institute of Legal History and Institute of Legal literature at CUPSL

Member of the tutorial group in the Legal History doctoral programme in the School of Law of Renmin University of China

Visiting professor at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law

His courses, including History of China's Legal System, History of Chinese Legal Theory, Historical Chinese Legal Materials, History of Administrative Legislation in China, History of Economic Legislation in China, and Law During the Tang Dynasty, are offered both inside and outside the university. He has lectured at universities on China's mainland, in Hong Kong, and on Taiwan.

Principal publications

A Concise Chinese Legal History (Volumes I and II), the first published work on Chinese legal history since the founding of new China, with great influence both at home and abroad

China’s Legal History (Guangming Press), winner of the “Excellent Textbook” award

Ancient Chinese Administrative Legislation, widely read in academic circles at publication

Notes on the Legal System of Ancient China (Volumes 1-4), another important contribution to Chinese legal history

Professor Pu has been teaching Chinese Legal History at CCRTVU since 1985, serving as course editor-in-chief and lecturer.

In 1994, he was named “Excellent Lecturer” by CCRTVU.