Jiang Ping, born in December 1930, is from Ningbo City of Zhejiang Province. He studied in the Journalism Department of Yanching University (the predecessor of Peking University) between 1948 and 1949 before enrolling in the Law Department of Moscow University in 1951, from which he graduated in 1956. He is now a lifetime professor and PhD candidate supervisor of civil and commercial law in the China University of Political Science and Law.

Professor Jiang's previous and current posts include: vice president of Beijing Institute of Political Science and Law (now the China University of Political Science and Law from 1983-1988; vice president of China University of Political Science and Law between 1988 and 1990; deputy to the 7th National People's Congress (NPC), member of the 7th National People's Congress Standing Committee, vice chairman of the 7th NPC Law Committee between 1988 and 1993; vice president of the China Law Society between 1988 and 1992;vice president of the China Economic Law Research Association since 1985;director of Beijing Arbitration Commission since 1995; consultant, arbitrator, and member of the Advisory Committee of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission. He has lectured at the University of Ghent in Belgium, The University of Hong Kong, University of Rome "Tor Vergata" in Italy, Aoyama Gakuin University in Japan, and Columbia University in the United States. He was given an honorary doctorate of law by Ghent University in Belgium and acted as an honorary professor of law at the Catholic University of Peru.

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Professor Jiang's major works include: Volume of Law Science for Encyclopaedia of China (editorial committee member and chief editor of the discipline of civil law), A Course of Roman Law (as coauthor), Outline of Civil and Commercial Law in Western Countries (author), A Course of Civil Law (as coauthor), A Course of Company Law (or A Newly Compiled Course of Company Law) (chief editor and coauthor), A Study on Legal Person System (chief editor and coauthor), A Study on Mining in China (chief editor), A Dictionary of Chinese Administration of Justice (chief editor), A Complete Collection of Commercial Law (chief editor), A Complete Book of Securities Practice (chief editor) and Commercial Law Case Studies (chief editor).

He had been awarded the titles of Young and Middle-aged Expert with Outstanding Contribution and National Outstanding Teacher. Principles of Criminal Law (a three-volume edition) with him as the chief editor won the second National Book Award — the highest book award in China. The Chinese Science of Criminal Law he edited won the Special Award in the 2nd National Excellent Teaching Materials Competition and the book Science of Criminal Law for which he also served as chief editor won the first prize for National Level Excellent Teaching Materials and the first prize for Excellent Teaching Materials by the Ministry of Justice. He has been included in the Who's Who in the World by Cambridge and directories in varied editions of famous scholars and famous jurists in China.

Professor Jiang has been teaching Civil Law in the Open University of China since 1985 and acts as the chief editor of Civil Law and the chief lecturer for the subject.