• S.J.D. Candidate, Harvard Law School

Xiaoqian Hu is an SJD candidate at Harvard Law School. Her doctoral dissertation, “Property and Authority: A Legal-Anthropological Study of China’s Great Rural Transformation,” studies how Chinese rural citizens negotiate with local governments for access to land, government subsidies, and urbanization wealth in the nationwide projects of agricultural industrialization and urbanization.

Research interests: Post-1949 China, law and anthropology, law and development, rural studies, cultural heritage studies, property law

From our Blog:

Thieves and Spoilers of Their Own Land: Xiaoqian Hu describes how Chinese farmers mitigate conflicts between their livelihoods and the environmental concerns of local governments.

Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies