- 2002-05. British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, UK.
- 2001 Ph.D., Legal History, University of Aberdeen, UK
- 1990 LLM., Jurisprudence, China University of Political Science and Law, China
- 1983 LLB., Law, Northwest University of Political Science and Law, China
Chinese legal system, traditional Chinese legal culture especially on the civil justice system in the late imperial China, comparative legal philosophy. She is currently researching on the Chinese reception of Western law-IP as an example.
Experience: Lecturer, School of Law, University of Aberdeen, UK 2005-2008; honorary Professor, China University of Political Science and Law, 2011-; Visiting scholar, London School of Economies, 1994-1995; Lecturer, Chinese Training Center for Senior Judges, Supreme People’s Court, China, 1990-1995.
2008. Delivering Justice in Qing China-Civil Trials in the Magistrates’ Court in the Qing (1644-1911). OUP.
2007. A Study of Magistrate’s Comments. Fashixuekan (Journal of legal history), Beijing (in Chinese) by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
2006. Rejection and acceptance –finding reasons for the late Qing magistrate’s comments on land and debt petitions. Bulletin of SOAS. 68, 2/2005, pp.274-296.
1993. A Review of Doubtful Cases. 1993, Ibid. (with Jiang Bixin, Sun Jiquan, Wang Zihao, and Wang Guangfeng) University of Political Science and Law Press, Beijing, 1992.pp.66-99 (in Chinese).
1993. A Study on Traditional Chinese Legal Culture and its Modernisation. University of Political Science and Law Press, Beijing, 1992. 95p (in Chinese).