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Description of research and teaching

Kangle is a doctoral student in the discipline of international law, and a research fellow at Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights. Kangle's doctoral dissertation focuses on material inequality that is linked to operations in international financial market.

Supervisors: Jarna Petman, Martti Koskenniemi, Anna Gelpern (Georgetown Law)

Teaching (responsible teacher for the following courses):

  • Reading International Law (undergradute degree-thesis seminar and academic writing seminar), 2016 – 
  • Regulatory Regimes in International Economic Law, 2017 –
  • International Economic Law (lecture course, co-taught with Dr. Ukri Soirila), 2019 –

Research interests

International Law; International Finance; Law and Development; Law and Political Economy; Feminist and Queer Theories

Education/Academic qualification

International Law, Juris Master, Peking University


International Politics, LL.B., Peking University


External positions

Academic Visitor, Manchester International Law Centre

1 Mar 201928 Jun 2019

Visiting Researcher, Georgetown University Law Center

3 Sep 201731 Mar 2018

Fields of Science

  • 513 Law
  • International Law
  • Financial Regulation
  • International Finance
  • Law and Development

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2016 2018

A Tale of Ending Poverty: The New Financial Institutions and China’s Global Strategy

Zhang, K., 2018, Normative Readings of the Belt and Road Initiative: Road to New Paradigms: Road to New Paradigms. Shan, W., Nuotio, K. & Zhang, K. (eds.). Springer , p. 105-127 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Normative Readings of the Belt and Road Initiative: Road to New Paradigms

Shan, W. (ed.), Nuotio, K. T. (ed.) & Zhang, K. (ed.), Jun 2018, Springer International Publishing . 250 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Reshaping Markets: Economic Governance, the Global Financial Crisis and Liberal Utopia

Zhang, K., 13 Feb 2018, In : Social & Legal Studies. 27, 1, p. 124-127 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review (scientific)Scientific

Open Access

Right to Information about, and Involvement in, Environmental Decision-Making along the Silk Road Economic Belt

Zhang, K., 2017, In : The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law. 5, 1, p. 58-78 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Using Trial Judgment to Heal: On Crimes Committed by Japanese Forces in China

Zhang, K., 27 Jun 2016, Brussels: Torkel Opsahl Academic Epublisher. 4 p. (The FICHL Policy Brief Series ; no. 63)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

Open Access

Activities 2012 2019

Association for the Promotion of Political Economy and Law (APPEAL) (External organisation)

Kangle Zhang (Member)
2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in research network

Manchester International Law Centre (MILC) Presentation

Kangle Zhang (Speaker)
26 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Law and Money: From Past to Future (2nd YSI FLE Summer Academy)

Kangle Zhang (Attendee)
11 Jul 201912 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Law and Society Association (External organisation)

Kangle Zhang (Member)
2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in research network