Dr. Xiaohong Yu

Lecturer, Department of Political Science

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Tsinghua University

Education background:

An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow. 2009. Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, U.S.

Ph.D., 2009. Political Science (Major in Comparative Politics and Minor in American Politics), Columbia University, New York, NY, U.S.

M.A. 2002. Political Science, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China

B.A. 1999. Political Science, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China


2010 Instructor, Harvard University

2005 - 2009 Research Assistant, Columbia University, New York, NY, U.S.

2003 - 2007 Teaching Fellow, Columbia University

2005–2006 Visiting Scholar at the Center for Constitutional and Administrative Law, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China

Areas of Research Interests/ Research Projects:

Chinese Law and Politics; East Asian Law and Society; Comparative Judicial Politics; Theories of Democracy and Democratization; Formal Modeling.

Honors And Awards:

Awarded Wu Yuzhang Fellowship in 1998 (Top honor for undergraduates).

Academic Achievement:

“Strategic Compliance – Court-Executive Relationship in China and the Empowerment of Local Court.” Presented at the Annual Conference of American Political Science Association, Washington D.C., USA, in Sept. 2010

“Rise of Local Courts in China: Judicial Hierarchy, Institutional Adaptation, and Regime Resilience.” Presented at the Judicial Development Conference, Columbia University, in February 2009

“Legislative-Judicial Relations in China: A Game-theoretical Approach.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of Law and Society Association, Berlin, Germany, in July 2007.

“Administrative Litigation as Functional Substitute: Understanding Constitutional Movement in Contemporary China.” Presented at the “Retrospectives of Politics in China” Conference, Fudan University, China, in June 2005.

“How De Facto Constitutional Litigations Are Conducted in China: An Institutional Analysis.” Presented at the Graduate Seminar on China, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China, in January 2005; also delivered at the annual mini-APSA in the Department of Political Science, Columbia University, in May 2004.

“An Institutional Analysis of Governmental-Civil Dualism in Modern Chinese Associations: A Case Study of the Individual Workers Association of Haidian District in Beijing.” In Chinese. Open Times 9 (2001). Primary author, co-authored with Zizi Li.

“A Summary of the Symposium on the New Political Economy Approach in Political Science.” In Chinese. Political Science 5 (2001). Co-authored with Haihua Tang.