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
Social Control in China
Qualitative Research Methods
Sociology of Crime and Deviance
Selected Journal Articles
Xu, Jianhua. 2020. Climbing the protest pyramid: a situational analysis of the resistance of rickshaw drivers in Guangzhou, China. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.
Xu, Jianhua, Anli Jiang, & Qipu Hu. 2020. Opportunities and Challenges in Macau’s Social Development over Two Decades’ Handover to China. Contemporary Studies on Hong Kong and Macau, (CSSCI) (徐建华/蒋安丽/胡启谱(2020)《“澳门回归20年社会发展的成就及挑战”,《当代港澳研究》)
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 Changes 61:439 460.
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) 271 279.
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.
Selected Books and Books Chapters
Xu, Jianhua, Qipu Hu and Anli Jiang. 2020. Authoritarian Capitalism and Policing Studies in China, Pp.391-406, in Handbook of Public Administration in China, edited by Xiaowei Zang & Hon S. Chan, Edward Elgar Publishing
Xu, Jianhua & Weidi Liu. 2020. Public criminology in China: neither public nor criminology, Pp.152-162, in Routledge Handbook on Public Criminologies, edited by Kathryn Henne and Rita Shah, London and New York: Routledge
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.
2019–present, Book Review Editor, Asian Journal of Criminology
2017–2019, Elected Board Member, Association of Chinese Criminology and Criminal Justice in the U.S.
2019 05-06, Visiting Scholar, School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), Australian National University
2017 06-08, Visiting Scholar, School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), Australian National University
2012–2018, 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)