Professor Xin He

Department of Law



HE Xin is Professor at HKU Law Faculty. He studies China’s legal systems from a socio-legal perspective. His recent monograph Divorces in China: Institutional Constraints and Gendered Outcomes was published by NYU Press in 2021 (one can enjoy a 40 percent author discount with the code “AU1916”).

He also published a Chinese book 街頭的研究者:法律與社會科學筆記(The Researcher in the Street)(Peking University Press 2021).

An avid Pingpong player, he was the champion (men’s single) of the Central and Western District of his age group in 2019.

Research Area

  • Law and Society
  • Empirical Legal Studies
  • Comparative Law
  • Chinese Legal Systems