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Guan H. Tang (唐冠虹)

Guan H.

Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law Asia

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 6186
Room Number: CCLS


Dr Guan H. Tang is Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law Asia at CCLS. She was Senior Lecturer in Law at Northumbria University, July - December 2015, teaching and supervising in intellectual property (IP) law; Associate Professor of Law at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in September 2009 - June 2015, researching, supervising and teaching in the field of Chinese civil and commercial law, including IP, Internet Law, Corporate law and contracts.

Guan's IP journey started when she was awarded a governmental scholarship in 1998, undertaking her Masters at Queen's University Belfast, where she researched information technology and the law with a focus on IPRs in China. She later read law with Professor Hector MacQueen and received her PhD at the University of Edinburgh Law School.

Benefiting from a dual academic experience, Guan appreciates the legislative and cultural diversity, and sits on several advisory boards for a number of organisations in China and Europe. Guan’s research consists of a strong theme of comparative copyright, and from this it has broadened to include IP law and the public interest, with an insight about Chinese IPRs and their relevance to the rest of the world.


Guan welcomes proposals for both academic and consultative collaboration.

Her current research projects include:

  • Moral Rights in China
  • Copyright and Competition Law in China
  • The New Trademark Law in China
  • The Amendments of Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China
  • Will China Become the Next IP Superpower? An Empirical Study
  • “One Belt one Road”: IP in Business
  • The Rule of Law in China: A Commercial Law Perspective.


Guan has published numerous conference proceedings, peer-reviewed papers, and book chapters. Her works include monograph book, Copyright and the Public Interest in China, by Edward Elgar Publishing.

PhD Supervision

Guan welcomes proposals for PhD research, particularly in the field of Commercial Law in Asia, with an international and comparative perspective.

Current supervisees

  • Miss Qiyao Dong; graduated with honor from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, her research focuses on comparative intellectual property rights. Email address:
  • Miss Tianyuan Huan; was previously awarded a LLB (Hons) (University of Bristol, 2014), a LLM in Commercial Law with Distinction (University of Bristol, 2015). Email address:
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