Research Interests

Consumer protection, Alternative dispute resolution, Chinese law, Socio-Legal Studies

Additional Information

  • Research Associate, Qianhai Institute for Innovative Research (QIIR), Sept 2020 to present
  • International Fellow, Centre for Chinese Law, Hong Kong University, August 2020 onwards
  • Member, Centre for Asian Law, SOAS Law School, University of London, June 2020 onwards.
  • Research Associate, Chinese Law Programme, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies (HKIAPS), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, July 2018 to Sept 2020



Ling Zhou, ‘Unrepresented Parties as “Professionals” in China’s Consumer Dispute Processes’, in Maria-Frederica Moscati, Michael Palmer and Marian Roberts (eds) (forthcoming, 2020) Comparative Dispute Resolution: A Research Handbook (Research Handbooks in Comparative Law Series), Cheltenham, UK & Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Ling Zhou, Access to Justice for the Chinese Consumer: Handling Consumer Disputes in Contemporary China (Civil Justice Systems Series) (2020) Oxford: Hart Publishing.

Ling Zhou and Michael Palmer, ‘Changing Legal Education in China’ in Emma Jones and Fiona Cownie (eds) (2020) Key Directions in Legal Education: National and International Perspectives (Legal Pedagogy Series), Abingdon: Routledge.


Ling Zhou, ‘Access to Justice in Higher Education: The Student as Consumer in China’, in John P Burns, Terry Bodenhorn, and Michael Palmer (eds) (forthcoming, 2020) Change, Contradiction and the State: Higher Education in Greater China, Vol 244, China Quarterly.

Ling Zhou, ‘Thinking about Development in Southern China’, Amicus Curiae, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2020), pp. 288-296.

Ling Zhou, ‘Consumer Council Dispute Resolution: A Case Study’, in Hualing Fu and Michael Palmer (eds) (2017) Mediation in Contemporary China: Continuity and Change, London: Wildy, Simmonds and Hill, republication with minor amendments from Journal of Comparative Law, Vol.10, No.2 (2015), pp. 254-275.

Ling Zhou, Book Review, Chinese Justice: Civil Dispute Resolution in Contemporary China, Edited by Margaret Y. K. Woo and Mary E. Gallagher, New York and Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press, 2011, China Quarterly, No.218 (2014), pp. 561-564. 

Ling Zhou, ‘The Independent Director System and its Legal Transplant into China’, Journal of Comparative Law, Vol.6, No.2 (2011-2012), pp. 262-291.