Prof. 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 currently holds the position of Associate Professor at the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong. A multi-faceted academic, Dr. He’s extensive educational background includes an LL.B. degree from Huaqiao University, China (2007), and a Master’s degree in International Law from Jinan University, China (2009). Furthering his studies, he accomplished two distinct Ph.D. degrees: one in IP Law from Maastricht University, the Netherlands (2016), and another in Criminal Law from Renmin University of China (2017).


From August 2012 to July 2013, Dr. He worked in the Research Center 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.


From August 2016 to June 2023, Dr. He enhanced his pedagogical skills as an Assistant Professor at the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong. His dedication and academic prowess led to his promotion and substantiation to Associate Professor in July 2023. He also continues his affiliation with Maastricht University as an Associate Member of IGIR.


Dr. He is the accomplished author of the book Copyright and Fan Productivity in China: A Cross-jurisdictional Perspective (Springer), alongside numerous articles published in top-tier journals such as the American Journal of Comparative Law, Queen 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, Hong Kong Law Journal, and Asia Pacific Law Review.


Presently, Dr. He extends his expertise by serving on the editorial board of the Chinese Journal of Comparative Law (CJCL), published by the esteemed Oxford University Press.


Research Interests/Areas

  • Law & Tech
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Chinese 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