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Institutum Iurisprudentiae Academia Sinica
Assistant Research Professor, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica
J.S.D., New York University(2016)
LL.M., New York University(2008)
LL.M., National Chengchi University(2005)
LL.B., National Chengchi University(2000)
International law, human rights, China, Taiwan, cross-strait relations.
Date of First Appointment：07/01/2020
Dr. Yu-Jie Chen is an Assistant Research Professor at Institutum Iurisprudentiae of Academia Sinica and an Affiliated Scholar at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute of NYU School of Law. Her research focuses on human rights and international law and relations, particularly in the context of China, Taiwan, and China-Taiwan relations. Her scholarship has developed along five interrelated lines: (1) China's authoritarian political and legal system; (2) China's influence on the international human rights regime; (3) Hong Kong’s changing rule of law; (4) legal and political controversies in China-Taiwan relations; (5) Taiwan's interaction with the international legal system. Her academic articles and public-facing essays have appeared in the United States, Europe, Australia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, including, recently, the China Quarterly, New York Times, and Australian Foreign Affairs, among others. She tweets as @yujiechentw.
She received her J.S.D. and LL.M. degrees from NYU School of Law. She also holds an LL.M. and LL.B. from National Chengchi University in Taiwan. She was an inaugural Global Academic Fellow at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law (2019-2020). She has had extensive experience as a research scholar at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute, NYU School of Law. Before that, she served as a researcher and advocate for the non-governmental organization Human Rights in China. She earlier practiced in the Taipei-based international law firm Lee and Li. She was born and raised in Taiwan.