Associate Professor June Wang

Associate Professor June Wang

Associate Dean, International,
School of Law

Associate Professor,
School of Law


Associate Professor Zhiqiong June Wang, LLM (Sydney), PhD (UNSW), joined the School of Law at Western Sydney University in 2010. Before entering academia, June worked as a lawyer in Beijing, specialising in foreign investment law, international trade regulation and intellectual property law.

June’s research areas are in Chinese law, international economic law, dispute resolution, and comparative law.  Her recent publications include a monograph, Dispute Resolution in the PRC: The Evolving Institutions and Mechanisms (with J Chen, Brill, London/Leiden, 2019), which covers in-depth examination of litigation, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), the development of the legal profession, and judicial reforms in China.  She has also recently completed a major research project on international trade regulation, with the outcome (International Trade Regulation: Evolving Dynamics and Shifting Foundations, Routledge) to be published in early 2023.

June is a country rapporteur (China) for the Lex-Atlas: Covid-19 (LAC19) project – a global academic project mapping legal responses to Covid-19. Through this project, June contributes to The Oxford Compendium of National Legal Responses to Covid-19. The Project is led by the Faculty of Law, University College London, but further supported by the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, and the Max Planck Institute of Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany, as well as the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Leverhulme Trust.

June teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as supervising PhD students. She has created the program "A Comparative Study on Chinese Law and Transnational Legal Practice" which won the New Colombo Plan grants of more than $250,000. June received the Western Sydney University Teaching Citation Awards in 2016.

June was the inaugural Director (International)/Associate Dean (International) (2015-2022) during which she led the Law School’s new and innovative development of partnerships between institutions and external opportunities for staff and students, including training programs for overseas judiciary, academic members and students. More generally, June actively engages in and contributes to international exchange and cooperation initiatives at Western Sydney University.

June is an arbitrator of the Shenzhen International Court of Arbitration (also known as Shenzhen Arbitration Commission).  She also serves as a member of the International Editorial Board of the Law in Context (Australia) and a member of the Advisory Board for the international journal Transnational Law and Politics Research (Macau). She is frequently invited to deliver guest lectures, seminars, and conference papers internationally.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Wang.


  • DPHIL University of New South Wales
  • Mlaw University of Sydney

Professional Memberships

  • Arbitrator - Shenzhen International Court of Arbitration (2020)


  • Learning and Teaching Awards - Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning 2016-12-06
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Award in 2020 (ADI Team) - Citation for Meritorious Service during the Covid-19 Pandemic 2020-12-08

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Law
  • School of Law


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Previous Teaching Areas

  • 200006 Introduction to Law, 2015
  • 200529 Comparative Law: Legal Systems of the World, 2020
  • 200759 Foundations of Chinese Law, 2019
  • 200811 Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2021
  • 200909 Enterprise Law, 2016
  • 200981 Australian Legal System and Common Law, 2018
  • 51226 Commercial Law (PG), 2012



  • Wang, Z. and Chen, J. (2019), 'Dispute Resolution in the People's Republic of China: The Evolving Institutions and Mechanisms', : Brill 9789004331273.
  • Zhu, M. and Wang, Z. (2016), 'International Franchising', : Renmin University of China Press 9787300206240.

Chapters in Books

  • Wang, Z. and Chen, J. (2021), 'People's Republic of China : legal response to Covid 19', The Oxford Compendium of National Legal Responses to Covid-19, Oxford Constitutional Law .
  • Wang, Z. (2015), 'Law and Selective Enforcement - A Case Study of Franchise Regulation in China', A Legal Narrative for the Chinese Civilization, Law Press China 9787511884039.
  • Wang, Z. and Terry, A. (2011), 'Franchise Law in China: The Interpretation and Application of the 2007 Franchise Regulation', Commercial Law of the People's Republic of China, THOMSON Lawbook 9780455228266.
  • Terry, A. and Wang, Z. (2011), 'Competition Law and Policy in China: the 2007 Anti-Monopoly Law', Commercial Law of the People's Republic of China, Thomson Law Co 978045522826.
  • Wang, Z. and Terry, A. (2008), 'Franchising Law in China', The Chinese Commercial Legal System, Thomson Lawbook co 9780455224961.

Journal Articles

  • Wang, Z. (2020), 'Law in crisis : a critical analysis of the role of law in China's fight against COVID-19', Griffith Law Review, vol 29, no 2 , pp 253 - 272.
  • Wang, Z. and Chen, J. (2020), 'From alternative dispute resolution to pluralist dispute resolution : towards an integrated dispute-resolution mechanism in China', International Journal of Law in Context, vol 16, no 2 , pp 165 - 180.
  • Wang, Z. and Chen, J. (2020), 'BRI.2.0 : cosmetic repairs or a change of course?', Journal of World Trade, vol 54, no 5 , pp 791 - 811.
  • Wang, Z. and Chen, J. (2019), 'Will the establishment of circuit tribunals break up the circular reforms in the Chinese judiciary?', Asian Journal of Comparative Law, vol 14, no 1 , pp 91 - 112.
  • Wang, Z. (2019), 'Between constancy and change : legal practice and legal education in the age of technology', Law in Context, vol 36, no 1 , pp 64 - 79.
  • Wang, Z. and Terry, A. (2012), 'The impact of China's regulatory regime on foreign franchisors' entry and expansion strategies', Asian Journal Of Comparative Law, vol 7, no 1 , pp 1 - 30.
  • Zhu, M., Wang, Z. and Hong, Q. (2011), 'A study on the key factors influencing international franchisors' choice of entry modes into China', Frontiers of Business Research in China, vol 5, no 1 , pp 3 - 22.
  • Wang, Z., Terry, A. and Zhu, M. (2008), 'The Development of Franchising in China', Journal of Marketing Channels, vol 15, no 40604 , pp 167 - 184.
  • Yao, J. and Wang, Z. (2008), 'Comparison on franchise regulation systems between China and Australia', Wuhan University Journal, vol 61, no 3 , pp 415 - 421.
  • Wang, Z. and Terry, A. (2007), 'China's Long March to a Franchise Law: the 2007 Franchise Regulation', LawAsia Journal, , pp 79 - 104.

Conference Papers

  • Wang, Z. (2018), 'Beyond trade & investment : a contextual analysis of the misgivings over the 'B & R' practices', The China-Oceania Legal Forum, Guangzhou, China.
  • Wang, Z. and Jones, P. (2013), 'The evolution of franchising in the Chinese courts: the qualifications for a franchisor and the application of the disclosure requirements', Asia-Pacific Business Research Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Wang, Z. (2013), 'The development of commercial franchise law in China: Legal transplant and innovation', International Conference on Comparative Law in the Globalized World, Tsinghua University.
  • Wang, Z. and Terry, A. (2012), 'Franchising in China : legal reform and commercial reality', International Business Research Conference, Melbourne, Vic..
  • Wang, Z. and Terry, A. (2010), 'The Impact of China's Regulatory Regime on Foreign Franchisors' Entry and Expansion Strategies in China: The KFC and McDonald's Experience', The 24th Annual International Society of Franchising (ISOF) Conference, Sydney.
  • Zhu, M., Wang, Z. and Quan, R. (2009), 'A Study of Key Factors Influencing International Franchisors' Choice of Entry Modes into China', 23rd Annual International Society of Franchising Conference, .
  • Quan, R., Zhu, M. and Wang, Z. (2009), 'From East to West: The Empirical Findings of Chinese SMEs Market Entry Mode Choice', International Conference on Business, Economics, Management and Marketing, .
  • Wang, Z., Zhu, M. and Terry, A. (2009), 'Environmental Factors and International Expansion in Emerging Markets: A Case study of Foreign Franchising Companies in China', 11th International Conference on Global Business and Economic Development , Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • Zhu, M. and Wang, Z. (2007), 'The Evolution of Franchising in China: Prospects and Caveats', 10th International Conference on Global Business and Economic Development, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Terry, A. and Wang, Z. (2006), 'From Mao to Maccas: Economic, Legal and Political Influences on the Development of Franchising in China', Macromarketing 2006 Seminar Proceedings: Macromarketing the future of marketing?, Dunedin, NZ.
  • Wang, Z., Terry, A. and Zhu, M. (2006), 'The Development of Franchising in China', 2006 International Society of Franchising Conference, .
  • Terry, A. and Wang, Z. (2005), 'Franchising in the New China: the Regulatory Environment for Foreign Franchisors'', 2005 International Society of Franchising Conference, .


Associate Professor Wang is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Balancing Free Trade and the Public Interest Under Multilateral Trade Agreements: the WTO experience
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Oil Industry in Iraq
Field of Research: Business And Commercial Law; Other Management And Commerce
Thesis Title: CEO Remuneration: A Comparative Study of the Operationalisation of Disclosure and Say on Pay Laws in Australia, America and Japan
Field of Research: Business And Commercial Law; Business Management
Thesis Title: The Recent Public Reforms: A Comparative Study of Public Accountability in Australia and Libya
Field of Research:


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