Prof. Shitong Qiao


LL.B. (Wuhan University), MPhil in Law (Peking University),
LL.M., J.S.D. (Yale University)
New York State Bar, PRC National Judicial Exam


Shitong Qiao is Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong. In the 2020-2021 academic year, he also serves as the Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) fellow at Princeton University, working on his second monograph related to property, community and democracy in urban China. Professor Qiao was the Ken Young-Gak Yun & Jinah Park Yun Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Duke in Spring 2019 and the inaugural Jerome A. Cohen Visiting Professor of Law at NYU in Spring 2020. Professor Qiao is an expert on property and urban law with a focus on comparative law and China. His first monograph, Chinese Small Property: The Co-Evolution of Law and Social Norms, was published in 2017 by Cambridge University Press, won the inaugural Masahiko Aoki Award for Economic Paper from Tsinghua University and the Research Output Prize from the University of Hong Kong, and was reviewed in leading international and Asian law journals. In dissertation form, it won the Judge Ralph K. Winter Prize (awarded annually to the best student paper written in law and economics at Yale Law School).  He has also published a number of journal articles and book chapters.  His research has been cited by property and urban law theorists, scholars of China studies, and Chinese policy-makers and Supreme People’s Court judges, and has been covered by leading Chinese and English media. Professor Qiao graduated from Wuhan (LL.B.), Peking (MPhil), and Yale (LL.M., J.S.D.) with numerous prizes. Professor Qiao has served as an expert (witness) on Chinese property regime in China, Canada and the U.S.


Selected Publications