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Department of Politics and International Studies

Dr Yuka Kobayashi

LLB (Kyoto); MPhil, DPhil (Oxford)


Yuka Kobayashi
Department of Politics and International Studies

Lecturer in China and International Politics

SOAS China Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute

Centre of East Asian Law

CEAL Member

Japan Research Centre (JRC)

Academic Staff, Japan Research Centre

Dr Yuka Kobayashi
Email address:
020 7898 4736
020 7898 4759
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
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Office Hours:
Term 3 by appointment only


Yuka Kobayashi is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in China and International Politics and Research Fellow at the Institute of International Economics, Nankai University, Tianjin, China. Prior to joining SOAS, she was a Junior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.  After receiving a LL.B. from Kyoto University, she studied Mandarin and Chinese International Politics at Nankai University and then obtained her M.Phil. and D.Phil. at the University of Oxford. Her research interests include International Relations of China, Chinese Law and Politics, International Relations of East Asia, International Law, especially International Economic Law (WTO/Trade in Services), Environmental Law (Climate Change and Energy), and Human Rights Law), and Theories of Compliance and Co-operation.


Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Jeremy Taylor, “Japan is back.” Japan’s (re)engagement in Africa:The Case of South Sudan


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Available for
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Briefings
Regional Expertise
  • East Asia
Country Expertise
  • China
  • Japan
  • Chinese Mandarin
  • Japanese


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Book Chapters

Kobayashi, Yuka (2007) 'The Impact of the World Trade Organization on China’s Trade Policy: A Case Study on the Telecommunications Sector.' In: Zeng, K., (ed.), China’s Foreign Trade Policy. The New Constituencies. London: Routledge, pp. 143-166.

Kobayashi, Yuka (2005) 'The ‘Troubled Modernizer’: Three Decades of Chinese Environmental Policy and Diplomacy.' In: Harris, P. G., (ed.), Confronting Environmental Change in East and Southeast Asia: Eco-Politics, Foreign Policy, and Sustainable Development. United Nations University Press and Earthscan, pp. 87-101.

Kobayashi, Yuka (2003) 'Navigating Between "Luxury" and "Survival" Emissions : tensions in China's multilateral and bilateral climate change diplomacy.' In: Harris, Paul, (ed.), Global Warming and East Asia: The Domestic and International Politics of Climate Change. London; New York: Routledge, pp. 86-108.

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