• 英文姓名: YUN-RU CHEN
  • 職稱: Assistant Professor
  • 最高學歷: S.J.D., Harvard Law School
  • Tel: +886-02-3366-8957
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  • Research interests: East Asian Legal History (Taiwan, China, and Japan), Critical Legal Studies, and Family Law
  • Teaching Areas: Taiwan Legal History, Chinese Legal Traditions, Family Law, Critical Legal Studies, Globalization of Law
  • Education: S.J.D., Harvard Law School; LL.M., Harvard Law School; LL.M., National Taiwan University; LL.B., National Taiwan University (Minor in Economics)

Yun-Ru Chen is an assistant professor at National Taiwan University, where she teaches East Asian Legal Histories (Taiwan, China, and Japan), American Legal Thoughts (Critical Legal Studies & Legal Legalism), Family Law, and Globalization of Law.  After receiving a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) from Harvard Law School (HLS), she held a research fellowship at in the Institute for Global Law and Policy there, in addition to a postdoctoral position in the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy in SUNY Buffalo Law School. She then joined the Waseda University as an assistant professor/researcher and taught Modern Chinese Law and Comparative Family Law. Taking colonial Taiwan as the vantage point, Prof. Chen’s SJD dissertation suggests that ideas about nations and families were far from homogenous in the colonial encounter. She argues that it is not necessary that family law should play a reactionary role in developing nationalism in non-western societies. She is turning her dissertation, which received the best East Asian law thesis award at HLS (The Yong K. Kim Prize), into a book manuscript tentatively titled, “Paradoxes of the National Family Law in (Post-) Colonial East Asia: Taiwan as the Nexus”. Her publications include: “Family Law as a Repository of Volksgeist: The Germany-Japan Genealogy” (Comparative Law Review, 2013) , “‘Rule of Law’ as an Anti-Colonial Discourse: Taiwanese Liberal Nationalists” (Law Text Culture, 2014). Prof. Chen is a member of American Society for Legal History Association.

Academic Employment
2016.8- Assistant Professor, National Taiwan University College of Law
2015.4- 2016.3 Assistant Professor/ Researcher, Waseda Institute for Advanced Study, Waseda UniversIty
2014.8- 2015.3 Postdoctoral Fellow, Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, State University of New York, Buffalo
2013.7- 2018.7 Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School

2014 A candidate for JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (declined by University’s Rule)
2014 Baldy Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, State University of New York, Buffalo
2013 IGLP Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Institute for Global Law and Policy Harvard Law School
2013 Best Paper Award, The Yong K. Kim Prize, Harvard Law School