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Curriculum Vitae


Bin Liang (Ph.D./J.D.) is a Professor of Sociology at Oklahoma State University. His research interests include globalization and its impact on the Chinese legal system, crime and deviance in China, and comparative studies in criminology and criminal justice. He is the author of five books, including The Changing Chinese Legal System, 1978 – Present: Centralization of Power and Rationalization of the Legal System (2008) with Routledge, China’s Drug Practices and Policies: Regulating Controlled Substances in a Global Context (2009, coauthored) with Ashgate, Jurisprudence (2012, co-edited, in Chinese) with Renmin University of China Press, The Death Penalty in China: Policy, Practice and Reform (2016, co-edited) with Columbia University Press, and Chinese Netizens’ Opinions on Death Sentences: An Empirical Examination (2021, co-authored) with University of Michigan Press.

  • B.A. in Foreign Affairs College, Beijing, China
  • M.S. in School of Justice Studies, Arizona State University
  • J.D. in College of Law, Arizona State University
  • Ph.D. in School of Justice Studies, Arizona State University

Research Interests
  • Law and Society
  • Globalization
  • Comparative Legal Systems
  • the Chinese Legal System
  • Criminal Justice
  • Crime and Deviance
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