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  • Publish Date:2016/10/11
    Modify Date:2019/11/26
Dr. Chih-hsing Ho
  • Position:Assistant Professor/ Assistant Research Fellow
  • TEL:+886-(02)-37897298
  • Email:chihho@gate.sinica.edu.tw
  • Assistant’s Name:Pi-Mei Lin
  • Assistant’s Phone:+886-(02)-37897222
  • Assistant’s Email:pimei@gate.sinica.edu.tw
Dr. Chih-hsing Ho


  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Ph.D in Law
  • Stanford Law School, J.S.M.
  • Columbia Law School, LL.M.
  • Institute of Philosophy, National Taiwan University
  • College of Law, National Taiwan University, LL.B.


  • Research Officer, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, University of Hong Kong, 1/2013- 4/2014


  • Legal Aspects of Translational Medicine and Biobanking
  • Big Data, Privacy and Data Protection Law
  • Law, Medicine and Global Health
  • Law and Anthropology
  • Law and Development: Theories of Colonisation and Political Economy


  • Member, Review Board, Ethics and Governance Council, Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) (8/2019~ present)
  • Member, Consultation and Review Board, Biobank Consortium of Taiwan (6/2019~present)
  • Member, Consultation Board for Biobank Accreditation (3/2019~present)
  • Member, Ethics and Governance Council (EGC) of Taiwan Biobank (3/2019~present)
  • Member, Institutional Review Board on Biomedical Science Research (IRB- BM), Academia Sinica (10/2018~present)
  • Review Editor, the Editorial Board of ELSI in Science and Genetics - Frontiers (2016~ present)


  • LSE Olive Stone Memorial Scholarship (Olive Stone Scholar), 2007-2009
  • LSE Morris Finer Award for Socio-Legal Studies (Morris Finer Scholar), 2007-2008
  • LSE Department of Law Research Studentships, 2006-2011
  • LSE Wedderburn Writing-Up Grant, 2010-2012
  • Ministry of Education Studying Abroad Scholarship (SAS962072UK12), Taiwan, 2007-2009
  • Ministry of Science and Technology Recruiting Outstanding Scholars Award, Taiwan, 2014-2017
  • Academia Sinica Research Merit Award, Taiwan, 2014-2016


Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Yueh-Hsuan Weng and Chih-hsing Ho, 2020 (forthcoming), "Embodiment and Algorithms for Human-Robot Interaction", editor(s): Woodrow Barfield, Cambridge Handbook on the Law of Algorithms: Human Rights, Intellectual Property, Government Regulation, Cambridge University Press.
  • Janos Meszaros, Marcelo Corrales, Chih-hsing Ho, 2020 (forthcoming),"Nudging Consent & the New Opt-Out System to the Processing of Health Data in England" in Legal Tech and the New Sharing Economy, edited by Marcelo Corrales Compagnucci, Nikolaus Forgó, Toshiyuki Kono, Shinto Teramoto and Erik P.M. Vermeulen, Springer 
  • Chih-hsing Ho*, Tyng-Ruey Chuang, 2019, "Governance of Communal Data Sharing", editor(s): Angela Daly, S. Kate Devitt and Monique Mann, Good Data, pp. 202-213, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures.
  • Chih-hsing Ho, 2019, "Surrogacy in Taiwan", editor(s): Jens M. Scherpe, Claire Fenton-Glynn, Terry Kaan, Eastern and Western Perspectives on Surrogacy, pp. 378-396, Cambridge, UK: Intersentia. 
  • Chih-hsing Ho, 2019, "Configuration of the Notion of Privacy as a Fundamental Right in Taiwan— A Comparative Study with International Treaties and EU Rules", editor(s): Jerome A Cohen, William Alford, Chang-fa Lo, Taiwan and International Human Rights - A Story of Transformation, pp. 423-435, Singapore: Springer.
  • Chih-hsing Ho, 2017, “To Punish or Not to Punish—The Question of Civil Disobedience and the Umbrella Movement”, editor: Brian Christopher Jones, Law and Politics of the Taiwan Sunflower and Hong Kong Umbrella Movements, pp.127-143, London and New York: Routledge.
  • Chih-hsing Ho, 2016, "Privacy: A Genealogy in the East and the West, editor(s): Chang-fa Lo, Nigel Li, Tsai-yu Lin, Legal Thoughts between the East and the West in the Multilevel Legal Order - A Liber Amicorum in Honour of Professor Herbert Han-Pao Ma, pp. 163-175, Singapore: Springer.
  • Chih-hsing Ho, 2015, “The Legal Status of Transsexual and Transgender Persons in Taiwan”, editor: Jens M. Scherpe, The Legal Status of Transsexual and Transgender Persons, pp. 425-440, Cambridge, UK: Intersentia.

Conference Papers

  • Chih-hsing Ho, 2018, “Forming a Common Good? Ideas and Challenges of Communal Data Sharing,” paper presented at the “EASST 2018: Making Science, Technology and Society Together,” The European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST), Lancaster, United Kingdom, 2018-07-25~2018-07-28.
  • Chih-hsing Ho, 2018, “Some Considerations in Addressing Genetic Discrimination,” paper presented at the “Korean Parliamentarian Forum on Global Health 2018: Genetic Discrimination in the World,” Asian Institute for Bioethics and Health law, Seoul, Korea, 2018-04-16~2018-04-17.
  • Chih-hsing Ho, 2017, “Challenges of Precision Medicine: Secondary Use of Health Data for Genomics Research”, paper presented at the International Conference on “Bioethics in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology,” Institute of Biochemistry & Biotechnology at University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan, 2017-07-05 ~ 2017-07-06.
  • Chih-hsing Ho, 2017, “Legal and Ethical Challenges in Governing Biobanks”, paper presented at the International Conference on Governance of Biobanking in Biomedical Research, Centre for Biomedical Ethics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2017-05-24 ~ 2017-05-26.
  • Chih-hsing Ho, 2017, “Gifts or Fictitious Commodities: Ownership, Consent, and the Use of Human Tissue and Data in Biomedical Research”, paper presented at the International Conference on “Who Owns Your Body?” The Centre for Medical Ethics & Law, The University of Hong Kong jointly organised with The Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences, The University of Cambridge, 2017-04-06 ~ 2017-04-07. 
  • Chih-hsing Ho, 2016, “Challenges of the EU General Data Protection Regulation on Consent and Data Transfer for Biobanking and Biomedical Research”, paper presented at The Asian Privacy Scholars Network 5th International Conference, Auckland, New Zealand: The University of Auckland, 2016-12-13 ~ 2016-12-14.
  • Chih-hsing Ho, 2016, “From Bench to Bedside: Secondary Use of Health Data for Precision Medicine”, paper presented at the Conference of Precision Medicine: Legal and Ethical Challenges, The Centre for Medical Ethics & Law, The University of Hong Kong jointly organised with The Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences, The University of Cambridge, 2016-04-07 ~ 2016-04-08.
  • Chih-hsing Ho, 2015, “What Role Should the Law Play in the Field of Bioethics”, paper presented at the WS4 Science and Bioethics Workshop, at the 10th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10), Shenzen, China: Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI), 2015-10-22 ~ 2015-10-25.
  • Chih-hsing Ho, 2015, “Different Models of Governance: Large Population-Based Cohort Studies in a Comparative Perspective”, paper presented at the Conference of Translation in Healthcare – Exploring the Impact of New Technologies, University of Oxford: the Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX), Oxford, UK: University of Oxford, 2015-06-23 ~ 2015-06-25.
  • Chih-hsing Ho, 2015, “From Colonial Medicine to Global Health: A Dialogue between Global Norms and Local Forms”, paper presented at the Harvard Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP)'s 2015 Conference, Harvard, MA, USA: Harvard Law School, 2015-06-01 ~ 2015-06-02.
  • Chih-hsing Ho, 2014, “A Dialogue Between Global Norms and Local Forms: the Case of National Biobanks”, paper presented at The 6th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science, University of Lisbon: University of Lisbon, 2014-09-04 ~ 2014-09-06.
  • Chih-hsing Ho, 2014, “Production of Biovalue in Global Bioeconomy: Biotechnological Commodification”, paper presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Buenos Aires, Argentina: Intercontinental Hotel: Sociedad Latinoamericana de Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnología (ESOCITE), 2014-08-20 ~ 2014-08-23.
  • Chih-hsing Ho, 2014, “The Application of Genetic Tests in Prenatal Diagnosis: Mapping the Ethical and Regulatory Issues”, paper presented at The First Omics and Bioethics Workshop, Shenzhen, China: Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI), 2014-06-29 ~ 2014-06-30.
  • Chih-hsing Ho, 2014, “Shaping the Ethics and Governance of Bio-banking”, paper presented at the Workshop on Biobank Governance: An Asian Perspective, University of Hong Kong: Hong Kong: Centre for Medical Ethics and Law (CMEL), Faculties of Law and Medicine, University of Hong Kong, 2014-05-20.

Thesis and Dissertation

  • Chih-hsing Ho, 2012, “Socio-Legal Perspectives on Biobanking: The Case of Taiwan", Ph.D. Dissertation, 267 pages, London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • Chih-hsing Ho, 2006, “Crying Out For Justice: Ambiguous Property Rights and the Land Seizure Problems in China", J.S.M. Thesis, Stanford Law School.