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Kwai Ng

Associate Professor of Sociology, UC San Diego

Kwai Ng is a renowned expert on the judiciary in China and Hong Kong. Ng’s research interests include sociology of law, legal language and social theory. He has conducted field research on the grassroots courts in China and the bilingual courtrooms in Hong Kong. Ng’s book projects have examined language and law in postcolonial Hong Kong and judicial decisionmaking in China, and his publications have examined legal issues in China and Hong Kong from a variety of perspectives. His most recent book examines the multitudinous factors influencing decision making in Chinese courts, furthering our understanding of courts in authoritarian settings. Ng is a member of China Data Lab where he leads a project on Divorce and Law in China.