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Professor HE, Xin

JSD Stanford
Admitted to practice: State of New York

Assistant Dean / Professor

Dr HE, Xin Frank

Contact Information

Office: AC1-P5537
Phone: +(852)-3442-7202
Email: lwxin@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

  • Chinese Family Laws
  • Judical Reforms in China
  • Law and Society

Selected Publications


  • Embedded Courts: Judicial Decision Making in China, Kwai Ng and Xin He, New York: Cambridge University Press. September 2017.

Articles (please visit SSRN page)

  • The Logics of Legal Commensuration: Criminal Reconciliation and Negotiated Justice in China,” Kwai Hang Ng and Xin He, American Journal of Sociology 122 (4): 1104-1143, 2017.
  • “The Losing Media? An Empirical Study of Defamation Litigation in China ,” Xin He and Fen Lin, China Quarterly, 371-398, June 2017.
  • “No Malicious Incidents”: The Concern for Stability in China’s Divorce Law Practice," Social & Legal Studies, 1-23, 2017.
  • “Chinese Courts in Political Ambivalence,” China Law and Society Review, 2017 forthcoming.
  • “‘It Has to Be Rock Hard!’ Guanxi and Judicial Decision Making in China,” Xin He and Kwai Ng, American Journal of Comparative Law, 2017 forthcoming.
  • “The Mediatory versus Legalistic Discourse in Chinese Courts,” POLAR-Political and Legal Anthropological Review, Xin He, Luoyun Li, and Yuqing Feng, 2017 forthcoming.
  • “Double Whammy: Lay Assessors as Lackeys in Chinese Courts,” 50 Law & Society Review 3: 733-765, 2016.
  • “Mismatched Discourses in the Petition Office of Chinese Courts,” Xin He and Yuqing Feng, Law & Social Inquiry 41(1): 212-241, 2016.