Department of Politics and International Studies

Dr Yuka Kobayashi

Key information

Roles
Department of Politics and International Studies Lecturer in China and International Politics China Institute Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute Academic Staff, Japan Research Centre Centre for Law in Asia Member
Department
Department of Politics and International Studies
Qualifications
LLB (Kyoto); MPhil, DPhil (Oxford)
Building
Russell Square, College Buildings
Office
4425
Email address
yk37@soas.ac.uk
Telephone number
+44(0) 20 7898 4736
Support hours
On leave in T1
By appointment

Biography

Yuka Kobayashi (LL.B Kyoto, MPhil, DPhil Oxon) is Lecturer/Assistant Professor in China and International Politics at SOAS, University of London, and Visiting Research Professor at Nankai University (China) and Visiting Scholar at the World Trade Organizaton (WTO). Prior to joining SOAS, she was a Junior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. After receiving a LL.B. (specialisation in Public International Law) 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, International Law, Trade and Investment (Belt and Road Initiative/WTO/FDI), Human Rights and Climate Change/Energy. She has advised various governments, think-tanks and international organisations on these subjects.

Expert witness to UK parliament

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Richard Lamb Geoeconomics and State-Firm Dynamics in China
Malaika I. Robinson The US-China Trade War and the Politics of Rhetoric
Daniel Thumpston Legitimacy in China’s foreign policy: Reception of the "Belt and Road Initiative" in the European Union, 2013-2020 (working title)

Publications

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