SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Yuka Kobayashi

LLB (Kyoto); MPhil, DPhil (Oxford)
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Yuka Kobayashi
SOAS China Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute

SOAS Japan Research Centre (JRC)

Academic Staff, Japan Research Centre

Centre of East Asian Law

CEAL Member

Department of Politics and International Studies

Programme Convenor- Politics of China

Dr Yuka Kobayashi
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Yuka Kobayashi is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in China and International Politics and Visiting Research Professor 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.



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Book Chapters

Kobayashi, Yuka (2015) 'India in Climate Change – the view from Japan via China'. In: Sullivan, Kate, (ed.), Competing Visions of India in World Politics: India's Rise Beyond the West. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp 49-65.

Kobayashi, Yuka (2015) 'Chinese Human Rights - From Western Import to Chinese Export'. In: König, Lion and Chaudhuri, Bidisha, (eds.), The Politics of the Other in India and China: Western Concepts in Non-Western Contexts. Oxon; New York: Routledge. [Forthcoming]

Kobayashi, Yuka (2013) 'China’s Creative Compliance in the WTO'. In: Zeng, Ka and Liang, Wei, (eds.), China and Global Trade Governance: China's First Decade in the World Trade Organization. Oxon; New York: Routledge, pp 103-125.

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.. Tokyo: 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.

Monographs and Working Papers

Kobayashi, Yuka and Sanchez, Amaia (2017) Minilateralism à la Chine: Strategic Responsibility in Climate Change and Global Finance. Kings College London: Lau China Institute Policy Paper Series; Vol 1. Issue 6.

Kobayashi, Yuka (2006) Rule of Law in China: Chinese Law and Business: The Impact of the World Trade Organization on the Chinese Legal System. Oxford: The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society; The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford.


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