Gao Mingxuan is a famous criminologist and legal educator in China, a founder and pioneer of criminal jurisprudence in modern China, and a pioneer of international criminal-law research there.


Honourary professor and doctoral supervisor at Renmin University of China

Honourary director of the Criminal-law Science Research Centre at Renmin University of China, a national key-research centre

Honourary president of the Academy of Criminal-law Sciences, Beijing Normal University

Member of the expert advisory committee of China’s Supreme People's Procuratorate

Principal publications

The Conception and Emergence of Criminal Law in the People's Republic of China (Law Press)

Research on Criminal Law (Law Press)

Criminal Jurisprudence (Law Press)

Chinese Criminal Jurisprudence (new edition) (Renmin University of China Press)

Criminal Jurisprudence (China Legal Publishing House)


Criminal Law (Law Press, 1982) won the National Excellent-textbook Awards for Colleges and Universities and Excellent Textbook Award of the Ministry of Justice in 1988.

Chinese Criminal Jurisprudence (China Renmin University Press, 1989) won the Special Prize at the National Excellent-textbook Awards for Colleges and Universities in 1992.

From 1985 to 1998, Professor Gao was a lecturer of Criminal Jurisprudence at CCRTVU, and devoted to the construction of the Law major there. He recorded more than 100 hours of audio and video for the course, and wrote and edited the main textbook, Criminal Jurisprudence, published by CCRTVU Press in 1993.


Professor Gao was named an “Excellent Lecturer” in the national RTVU system in 1986.