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HAN Peng, Helen 韓鵬


Associate Professor of Teaching

LL.B, MJur (Law, Oxford), PhD (Law, HKU)

Department of Accountancy

Phone: (852) 2616-8184

Email: [email protected]


Research Interests:

  • Jurisprudence, Legal Theories and socio-legal Studies
  • China Law
  • Business Law (Contract Law, Company Law)
  • Competition Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Law and Accounting


Research Fellow Appointments:

  • Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Competition Policy and Regulation
  • Centre Fellow, Centre for Social Policy and Social Change


Major Teaching Interests:

  • Legal Theories and Socio-legal Studies
  • China Law
  • Legal Aspect in Business
  • Company Law



Han Peng, The Changing Nature of Law and Social Solidarity in Contemporary China: A Durkheimian Analysis, Routledge, Dec 2020. (290 pages)



Han Peng, “Development of Individualism in Chinese Legislation and Social Solidarity - A Durkheimian Approach”, Athens Journal of Law, Volume 6, Issue 4, 2020, pp339-360; also as a book chapter in International Law and Social Justice, David A. Frenkel & Jorge Emilio Núñez (ed.), ATINER, 2020.

Han Peng, “The development of Macau Criminal Code since Macau’s Return to China-from the perspective of Durkheimian Socio-legal theory”, Journal of Henan University of Economics and Law (A CSSCI journal), Issue No.6, 2019.


Refereed Conference Papers:

Han Peng, “Piloting ‘Lingnan Genius’ – An AI Robot to Engage Students’ Learning in Law Courses”, Community of Practice Symposium of Education Innovation and Technology, June 2, 2022.

Han Peng, "Features of social phenomena in Chinese society and reflections on Durkheim's theory", "Communities and (their) Law" Conference, The Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study "Law as Culture", 1 and 2 July, 2021, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany.
Han Peng, “Understanding the Implementation of ‘National Security Law’ in HK from Durkheimian Sociological Perspective,” in “HK Basic Law: Review and Prospect/香港基本法:回顾与前瞻” conference, 9 April, 2021, Institute of Public Policy, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China.

Han Peng, “Discrimination in Workplace in HK”, 17th Annual International Conference on Law 13‐16 July 2020, Athens.

Han Peng, “Individualism in Chinese Legislation and its Role in Social Transition – A Durkheimian Approach”, 16th Annual International Conference on Law, Athens Institute for Education and Research, 15-18 July 2019, Athens, Greece.

Han Peng. “Analysis on the Changes of Criminal Laws on the Crime of Embezzlement and Bribery and Corresponding Changes of Mechanical Solidarity in the P.R.C”, 29th World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR Congress), 7-13 July 2019, University of Lucerne, Switzerland.

Han Peng. “From ‘Rule of Men’ to ‘Rule of Law’? – A Durkheimian Approach on Analyzing Changes of the PRC Constitutional Laws”, 11th East Asian Conference on Philosophy of Law, 13-14 December 2018, University of Hong Kong.

Han Peng. “Challenges and Development of International Tax Treaties under China’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative’”, 78th Biennial Conference of the International Law Association, 19-24 August, Sydney, Australia, 2018.
“How We Can Protect Children Effectively in the Future? -A Discussion on the Children Abuse in Chinese Nursery and the Modification of Laws”, 15th Atiner Annual International Conference on Law, 16-19 July, Athens, Greece, 2018.
“The Changes of Criminal Law and Collective Consciousness in Contemporary China: A Durkheimian Approach”, 2018 Annual Meeting of ICON·S, the International Society of Public Law, 25-27 June, the University of Hong Kong, HK, 2018.