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S.J.D. Candidate

Graduate Fellow, Harvard Law School

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Alleviation and Intensification: Same-Sex Disputes in the Age of Legal Transplant, Republican China, 1912-49

My dissertation surveys laws on same-sex relations in Republican China and looks into their implementation based on extensive archival research.

Fields of Research and Supervisors

  • Sexuality, Gender and the Law with Professor Jeannie C. Suk, Harvard Law School, Principal Faculty Supervisor
  • Comparative Family Law with Professor Janet Halley, Harvard Law School
  • Chinese Law and Legal History with Professor William P. Alford, Harvard Law School
  • Family Sociology; Chinese Family and Same-Sex Relationships with Professor Martin K. Whyte, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Additional Research Interests

  • Law and Anthropology
  • Law and History
  • Critical Legal Study
  • Feminist Legal Theory


  • Harvard Law School, S.J.D. Candidate 2014 – Present
  • Harvard Law School, LL.M. 2013-2014 (requirements fulfilled, degree waived)
  • Peking University Law School, China, LL.M. 2002-2005
  • Peking University Law School, China, LL.B. 1998-2002

Academic Appointments and Fellowships

  • Harvard Law School, 2019-2020, Graduate Program Fellow, Writing TA for Short Writing Projects
  • East Asian Legal Studies Research Fellowship, Harvard Law School, 2018
  • Harvard Law School, 2017-2018, Graduate Program Fellow, Writing TA for Short Writing Projects
  • Cravath Fellow, Harvard Law School, 2017
  • Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Summer Research Fellowship, Harvard University, 2016
  • Fung Foundation Summer Research Scholarship, Harvard University, 2015

Additional Information

  • Languages: English, Chinese (native)

Last Updated: July 24, 2019