Dr. HE Tianxiang (何天翔)

LL.M. International Law (JinanU)
Ph.D., Intellectual Property Law (Maastricht)
Ph.D., Criminal Law (Renmin)

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34427384

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes
Willing to talk to media: yes


Tianxiang He (China P. R. 1984) is Assistant Professor at the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong. Dr. He holds an LL.B. degree (Huaqiao University, China, 2007) and a Master degree in International Law (Jinan University, China, 2009). Dr. He received his degree of Ph.D. in IP law at Maastricht University (the Netherlands, 2016), where he was Researcher at the Department of International and European Law, and Ph.D. Fellow at Institute for Globalization and International Regulation (IGIR), and another Ph.D. degree in Criminal Law at Renmin University of China (2017).

From August 2012 to July 2013, Dr. He worked in the Research Center of for the Legal Systems of Intellectual Property of Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan as a visiting researcher. In Europe, the Ius Commune Research School conferred to him an Honorable Mention in the Ius Commune Prize 2014 (http://www.iuscommune.eu/html/prize/jury/2014.pdf).

As of 1st August 2016, Dr. He is working as Assistant Professor in School of Law, City University of Hong Kong. Dr. He is also acting as an External Fellow in IGIR, Maastricht University. Dr. He is the author of the book Copyright and Fan Productivity in China: A Cross-jurisdictional Perspective. Dr. He’s articles appeared in top journals such as American Journal of Comparative LawQueen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Computer Law & Security Review, The University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy and Asia Pacific Law Review. Dr. He is currently on the editorial board of the Chinese Journal of Comparative Law (CJCL) published by Oxford University Press.

Specialties: Copyright Law, Criminal Law, European Criminal Law, International Trade Law

Research Interests/Areas

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Chinese Criminal Law
  • European Criminal Law


LW3606A Criminal Law I

LW3606B Criminal Law I

LW5606A Criminal Law I

LW5606B Criminal Law I

LW6199E Business Intellectual Property

LW4641/5641 Intellectual Property: Theory, Copyright and Design

LW4642/5642 Intellectual Property: Theory, Patents and Trademarks

LW6115E Selected Issues on Chi IP Law

LW6113E Law & Technology

LW8713D Legal Writing and Skills I

LW8714D Private Law Seminars



  • K Law (General) - copyright law, intellectual property law, criminal law, chinese law, comparative law