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Norman P. Ho


“General jurisprudence as a field has placed less attention on the legal theories of non-Western traditions, especially the Chinese legal tradition.  Many areas of law have become increasingly transnational and have emphasized comparative research, and legal theory should be no exception.  My research looks at how the Chinese legal tradition and Chinese legal theory can contribute to long-standing questions in the legal theory field generally and also how our understanding of key issues in Chinese legal thought can be enriched by concepts and methodologies from Western legal theory.”

  • 个人简历

    Norman P. Ho,北京大学国际法学院教授。他的研究领域为法学理论和法制史,尤其是中国古代法制史和法学理论、比较法理学、财产理论以及美籍亚裔法理学。在2014年加入北京大学国际法学院之前,他在美富律师事务所(Morrison & Foerster)和司力达律师事务所(Slaughter and May)的香港办事处担任律师,专注于资本市场、私募股权、企业并购,以及美国证券法合规业务。此前,他还曾在香港大学法学院任讲师,并曾担任中国法研究中心(香港大学)访问研究员,并在新加坡国立大学任访问副教授和亚洲法律研究所访问研究员。

    Ho教授同时是香港大学亚洲国际金融法研究所的荣誉研究员,以及香港中文大学比较法和跨国法研究中心跨国法律史小组的学者。他在哈佛大学获得了学士和硕士学位,在纽约大学法学院获得了J.D.学位,并在此期间获得了Howard L. Greenberger比较法杰出成就奖。

  • 主授课程
    • 财产法I & II
    • 中国传统法律思想
    • 法律实务:香港的国际资本市场交易
    • 法律理论
  • 研究成果


    • “Natural Law in Confucianism,” in Jonathan Crowe & Constance Youngwon Lee  eds., Research Handbook on Natural Law Theory.  Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2019.
    • “Lockean property theory in Confucian thought: property in the thought of Wang Fuzhi (1619–92) and Huang Zongxi (1610–95),” in James Penner & Michael Otsuka eds., Property Theory: Legal and Political Perspectives.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
    • “Addressing Corruption and the Trial of Bo Xilai: Historical Continuities, Rule of Law Implications,” in John Garrick and Yan Chang Bennett, eds., China’s Socialist Rule of Law Reforms Under Xi Jinping.  London: Routledge, 2016.
    • “WANG Anshi,” in Kerry Brown, ed., Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography. Great Barrington: Berkshire, 2014.
    • “Prospectus Simplification in Hong Kong,” in PLI First Annual Institute on Corporate and Securities Law in Hong Kong 2013: Coursebook. New York: Practising Law Institute, 2013. (with John Moore and Jun-min Tang)
    • “RMB Bonds in Hong Kong,” in PLI First Annual Institute on Corporate and Securities Law in Hong Kong 2013: Coursebook. New York: Practising Law Institute, 2013. (with John Moore and Melody He-Chen)
    • “Organized Crime in China: The Chongqing Crackdown,” in John Garrick, ed., Law and Policy for China’s Market Socialism. London: Routledge, 2012.


    • “A Defense of Horizontal Privity in American Property Law.” Mississippi Law Journal. Volume 91, No. 1. 2022.
    • “Legal Realism and Chinese Law: Are Confucians Legal Realists, Too?” Tsinghua China Law Review. Volume 13, No. 1. 2020.
    • “A Look into Traditional Chinese Administrative Law and Bureaucracy: Feeding the Emperor in Tang Dynasty China.”  University of Pennsylvania Asian Law Review.  Volume 15, No. 1.  2019.
    • “Literature as Law?  The Confucian Classics as Ultimate Sources of Law in Traditional China.” Law and Literature. Volume 31, No. 2.  2019.
    • “Debates on Mutilating Corporal Punishment and Theories of Punishment in Traditional Chinese Law.” Tsinghua China Law Review. Volume 11, No. 1. 2018.
    • “Chinese Legal Thought in the Han-Tang Transition: Liu Song’s (d. 300) Theory of Adjudication.” UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal. Volume 35, No. 2.  2018.
    • “Internationalizing and Historicizing Hart’s Theory of Law.” Washington University Jurisprudence Review. Volume 10, No. 2. 2018.
    • “Natural Law in Chinese Legal Thought: The Philosophical System of Wang Yangming.” Yonsei Law Journal. Volume 8, No. 1&2.  2017.
    • “The Legal Thought of Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty (618-907).” Frontiers of Law in China. Volume 12, No. 4. 2017.
    • “Confucian Jurisprudence, Dworkin, and Hard Cases.” Washington University Jurisprudence Review. Volume 10, No. 1. 2017.
    • “Chinese (PRC & ROC) Nationality Laws and Reconceptualizing Asian-American Identity.” UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal. Volume 22, No. 1. 2017.
    • “A Confucian Theory of Property.” Tsinghua China Law Review, Volume 9, No.1. 2016.
    • “State of Nature Theory in Chinese Political and Legal Thought.”  Northwestern Interdisciplinary Law Review.  Volume VIII.  2015
    • “Understanding Traditional Chinese Law in Practice: The Implementation of Criminal Law in the Tang Dynasty (618-907).” UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal. Volume 32, No. 2. 2015.
    • “Confucian Jurisprudence in Practice: Pre-Tang Dynasty Panwen (Written Legal Judgments).” Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal (now known as the Washington International Law Journal). Volume 22, No. 1. 2013.
    • “Asian-American Jurisprudence and Corporate Law: Politicization, Racialization, Foreignness, and the U.S. CFIUS Foreign Direct Investment Review Mechanism.” Widener Journal of Law, Economics & Race. Volume 4, Issue 1. 2012.
    • “A Tale of Two Cities: Business Trust Listings and Capital Markets in Singapore and Hong Kong.” Journal of International Business and Law. Volume 11.2. 2012.
    • “The Legal Philosophy of Zhu Xi (1130-1200) and Neo-Confucianism’s Possible Contributions to Modern Chinese Legal Reform.” Tsinghua China Law Review. Volume III, No. 2. 2011.
    • “Ying jiang gudai chuantong falü shiwei zhengui ziyuan – Meiguo de Zhongguo falü yanjiu” [“The Chinese Legal Tradition Should be Viewed as a Resource for Modern Chinese Legal Reform – Suggestions for American Scholarship on Chinese Law”], Chinese Social Sciences Today. March 1, 2011.
    • “Stare Decisis in Han China: Dong Zhongshu (179-104 BC), the Chunqiu, and the Systemization of Law.” Tufts Historical Review, Vol. III, no.1. Spring 2010.
    • “Law, Literature, and Gender in Tang China: An Exploration of Bai Juyi’s (772-846) Selected Panwen on Women.” Tsinghua China Law Review. Vol. I, No. 1. Spring 2009.


    • Review of Civil Unrest and Governance in Hong Kong: Law and Order from Historical and Cultural Perspectives. Michael H.K. Ng & John D. Wong (book editors). Abingdon Oxon/New York: Routledge, 2017. Law and Literature. Volume 31, No. 2.  2019.
    • Review of True Crimes in Eighteenth-Century China: Twenty Case Histories. Compiled and Translated by Robert E. Hegel. Seattle, Washington: University of Washington Press, 2009. New York University Journal of International Law and Politics. Volume 43, No. 3. 2011.
  • 教育背景
    • J.D., 纽约大学
    • A.B. and A.M., 哈佛大学
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