Yuyao YI

Yuyao Yi is a first-year PhD student in the field of law and society, under the supervision of Prof. X. He and Dr A.D. Schwartz. She is a graduate of Xi’an Jiaotong University (LLB), and was a full-year visiting student at the University of Oxford in which she firstly experienced interdisciplinary courses and feminism education.
Yuyao’s research interest mainly focuses on Chinese women’s divorce rights, anti-pornography and anti-online sexual harassment (especially the non-consensual distribution of sexual image).

Field of Study: Law and Society

Thesis Title: To Research from an Empirical Angle: The Influence of the Newly Announced Chinese “Calming Down Period for Divorce Agreement” on “left” Countrywomen in China

Programme of Study: Ph.D. 

Supervisor(s): Xin He


Frontier of International Economic and Trade Law 2019/《國際經貿法律前沿2019》The Second Author of Chapter 3: “New Development in International Trade Law and Policy”; published by LAW PRESS·CHINA; ISBN:978-7-5197-5199-9
Structuring an Appeal Mechanism for Investor-State Dispute Settlement/《關於投資者與國家爭端解決上訴機制的構建》The first author; published on China Trial the 17th issue in Oct.2020 (the 225th issue in all)


First Prize Scholarship, Xi’an Jiaotong University 2017 – 2018
Excellent Student, Xi’an Jiaotong University 2017 – 2018
Third Prize Scholarship, Xi’an Jiaotong University 2018 – 2019
Excellent Student, Xi’an Jiaotong University 2018 – 2019
Award for International Visiting, Xi’an Jiaotong University 2019 – 2020
Outstanding Graduate Student, Xi’an Jiaotong University 2021
HKU Presidential PhD Scholarship, University of Hong Kong 2021