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Yu-Jie Chen

Taiwan Scholar


July 10, 2023 — September 1, 2023

Professional affiliation

Assistant Professor, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica


  • Global Governance
  • Human Rights

Wilson Center Projects

Taiwan's International Participation and the Limits of "One China"

Full Biography

Dr. Yu-Jie Chen is an Assistant Research Fellow (equivalent to Assistant Professor) at Institutum Iurisprudentiae of Academia Sinica and a Non-residential Affiliated Scholar at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute of NYU School of Law. Her research focuses on human rights and international law and relations, particularly in the context of China, Taiwan, and China-Taiwan relations. Her scholarship has developed along the following interrelated lines: legal and political controversies in China-Taiwan relations; Taiwan’s interaction with the international legal system; China’s authoritarian political and legal system; China’s influence on the international human rights regime; and Hong Kong’s changing rule of law. Her academic articles and public-facing essays have appeared in the United States, Europe, Australia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, including, recently, the China Quarterly, New York Times, and Australian Foreign Affairs, among others.

Major Publications

  • Yu-Jie Chen, Sept. 2022, “‘One China’ Contention in China-Taiwan Relations: Law, Politics and Identity”, China Quarterly, 252, 1025-1044.
  • Yu-Jie Chen, Sept. 2022, “The United States, China and the European Union at the UN Human Rights Council: Trilateral Dynamics over International Human Rights Norms, Institutions and Politics”, editor(s): Chien-Huei Wu, Frank Gaenssmantel, Francesco Giumelli, Multilateralism in Peril: The Uneasy Triangle of the US, China and the EU, pp. 36-52, UK: Routledge.
  • Yu-Jie Chen, Aug. 2022, “I’m Taiwanese, and I Want to Thank Nancy Pelosi”, The New York Times.