Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong, 2011-13
Ph.D., Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong, 2010
Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Department of Criminology, the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, 2008-09
Crime and Migrant Workers in China
Sociology of Crime and Deviance
Social Problems in China
Xu, Jianhua, Anli Jiang. 2019. “Police Civilianization and the Production of Underclass Violence: The Case of Para-police Chengguan and Street Vendors in Guangzhou, China.” The British Journal of Criminology 59(1):64-84.
Xu, Jianhua. 2018. “Legitimization Imperative: The Production of Crime Statistics in Guangzhou, China.” The British Journal of Criminology 58(1):155-76
Hua Zhong, Jianhua Xu, Alex R. Piquero. 2017. Internal migration, social exclusion and victimization: an analysis of Chinese rural-to-urban migrants. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 54(4) 479-514.
Xu, Jianhua. 2015. Claims-makers vs. non-issue-makers: Media and social construction of motorcycle ban problems in China. Qualitative Sociology Review, 11(2): 122-141.
Xu, Jianhua. 2014. “Authoritarian policing with Chinese characteristics: A case study of motorcycle bans in the Pearl River Delta”, Crime, Law and Social Changes61:439460.
Xu, Jianhua. 2013. Police accountability and the commodification of policing in China: a study of police/business posters in Guangzhou. The British Journal of Criminology.
Xu, Jianhua, Karen Joe Laidler, Maggy Lee. 2013. Doing criminological ethnography in China: opportunities and challenges. Theoretical Criminology, 17(2) 271279.
Xu, Jianhua. 2012. Drive-away policing and situational crime prevention in China: an analysis of motorcycle ban (jinmo) policy in Guangzhou. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 56(2): 239-264.
Xu, Jianhua. 2009. The robbery of motorcycle taxi drivers in China: a lifestyle/routine activity perspective and beyond. The British Journal of Criminology, 49(4): 491-512.
Xu, Jianhua. 2018. “Social Exclusion and Criminal Victimization: Migrant Workers’ Risk of Driving Motorcycle Taxis in Urban China.” Pp. 73-95 in Crime and the Chinese Dream, edited by B. Bakken. Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong Press.
Xu, Jianhua. 2016. “Criminologizing everyday life and doing policing ethnography in China”, Pp. 154-172, in Engaging with Ethics in International Criminological Research, edited by M. Adorjan & R. Ricciardelli, London and New York: Routledge.
Xu, Jianhua & Liu, Jianhong 2015. “Crime and Punishment in China” in The Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment, edited by Wesley G. Jennings. Malden and Oxford: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Xu, Jianhua. 2013. “Urbanization and inevitable migration: crime and migrant workers”, Pp. 209-223 in Routledge Handbook of Chinese Criminology, edited by Liqun Cao, Ivan Y. Sun, Bill Hebenton. London and New York: Routledge.
Xu, Jianhua. 2011. ¨Hong Kong, the state of criminology〃, Pp. 411-418 in Routledge Handbook of International Criminology: An International Perspective,edited by Sheldon. X. Zhang, Rosemary Barberet, Cindy J. Smith. London and New York: Routledge.
Xu, Jianhua. 2018. “Review of Peng Wang, the Chinese Mafia: Organized Crime, Corruption, and Extra-Legal Protection.” The China Journal 79:175-77.
Xu, Jianhua. 2016. “Review of Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo, The Politics of Controlling Organized Crime in Greater China”, The China Journal, 77: 193-195
Xu, Jianhua. 2014. “Review of Jock Young, The Criminological Imagination”. Asian Journal of Criminology, 9:161-163.
Xu, Jianhua. 2012. “Review of Susan Trevaskes, Policing Serious Crime in China: from ‘Strike Hard’ to ‘Kill Fewer'”. Asian Journal of Criminology, 7(3):273-275.
Xu, Jianhua. 2013. “Motorcycle taxi drivers and social exclusion in urban China”, in China Youth Daily. 中国青年报 2013年08月01日02版
Xu, Jianhua. 2011. “Motorcycle taxis: ‘crime prevention’ and the social exclusion of migrant workers in China”, in Crimetalk.
Elected Board Member, Association of Chinese Criminology and Criminal Justice in the U.S. 2017 06-08
Visiting Scholar, School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), Australian National University 2012–present
External Member, Pearl River Delta Social Research Centre, Chinese University of Hong Kong 2011–present
Honorary Fellow, Center for Criminology, the University of Hong Kong 2013–2016
Deputy General Sectary, Chinese Society of Sociological Criminology 2011
Li Ka Shing Prize (2009-10) (Best PhD Thesis Award), the University of Hong Kong (Only ONE award for PhD theses finished during 2009-10 from Faculties of Architecture, Arts, Business and Economics, Education, Law and Social Sciences at HKU) 2011
Best PhD Thesis Award, Hong Kong Sociological Association (Only ONE award for all sociology PhD theses in Hong Kong every two years) 2008
Honorable Mention Prize, for Doctoral Level Paper Competition in the Division of International Criminology, American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting 2008
RGC-Fulbright Hong Kong Junior Scholar Award (2008-2009) (One of four recipients in Hong Kong)
“Water soluble fraction from ethanolic extract of Clausena lansium seeds alleviates obesity and insulin resistance, and changes the composition of gut microbiota in high-fat diet-fed mice”. 14th Asian Functional Foods Association Annual Conference, organised by the National University of Singapore in Singapore, September 2019.
“Siegesbeckia pubescens Makino inhibits Pam(3)CSK(4)-induced inflammation in RAW 264.7 macrophages through suppressing TLR1/TLR2-mediated NF-kappa B activation”. International Chinese Medicine Society 2018 Ningbo Conference, organised by University of Nottingham Ningbo China, in Ningbo, China, September 2018.
“Cucurbitacin B suppresses metastasis mediated by reactive oxygen species (ROS) via focal adhesion kinase (FAK) in breast cancer MDA-MB-231 cells”. The Chinese Natural Medicines Symposium 2018, organised by the Maastricht University in the Netherlands, August 2018
“Honokiol protects hepatocytes from oxidative injury through mitochondrial deacetylase SIRT3”. The 19th Annual European Pharmacology Conference organised by the University of New South Wales, Sydney, December 2017.
My research team is comprised of an elite group of students and research associates, who actually conduct the nuts and bolts of the research. For information about the current research team, please refer to State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicines for details.