Dr Ting Xu

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Ting joined the School of Law in September 2015. She holds an LLB from Sun Yat-sen University and an LLM (with Distinction) and PhD from the London School of Economics. She was a Lecturer at the School of Law, Queen’s University, Belfast (2012–2015) and a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics (2009–2012) on an interdisciplinary and collaborative European Research Council funded project. She is the author and editor of two books The Revival of Private Property and Its Limits in Post-Mao China (Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing, 2014) and Property and Human Rights in a Global Context (edited with Jean Allain, Hart Publishing, 2015). In 2013, she was awarded a British Academy Conference Grant (with Patrick O’Brien, approximately £20,000) for organising an international conference on knowledge formation and the history of books. In 2015 She completed a project on ‘Declining Diversity and Declining Societies: China, the West, and the Future of the Global Economy’ funded by the European Commission, Joint Research Centre (awarded in 2014, approximately € 15,000). She is currently Principal Investigator of a project ‘Diversifying Ownership of Land?: Communal Property in the UK and China’ funded by the British Academy International Mobility and Partnership Scheme 2014-17 (£29,971). She has established a ‘communal property research network’. She is also co-investigator of a project (PI, Professor Fengzhang Li, School of Law, Shanghai University) on the Land Rights Reform in Rural China funded by China’s National Social Science Foundation (2015-2017, RMB 200,000). She has been appointed as a visiting professor at the School of Law, Jilin University (2015-) and at the Graduate School, University of International Business and Economics in China (2014-). Her research interests include law and development; property and human rights; Chinese law; political economy; inclusive communities and housing issues in transforming cities.

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