Yiu Siu (蕭堯)


Wolfson College


DPhil Oriental Studies



Educational Background:

2013 - BA in International Politics and a minor in Philosophy, Peking University.

2014- MSc in History of International Relations, London School of Economics.

2016- MPhil Traditional East Asia, University of Oxford. Under the supervision of Prof. Barend J. ter Haar.

2016 onwards - DPhil in Oriental Studies, University of Oxford. Under the supervision of Prof. James B. Leiws and Prof. Robert L. Chard.

Research Interests:

History of East Asia (Ming and Qing China, Joseon Korea, and Tokugawa Japan), border control, maritime space, international relations; trade; 

I work primarily on the maritime exclusion policy (haijin 海禁) implemented by the East Asian countries in the early modern period, examining why the authorities in this region carried out similar border control policies from the late fourteenth century

Recent Publications and/or Conferences:

'Diplomatic Vision and International Relations in Pre-modern East Asia' at Joint East Asian Studies Conference (JEASC), held at University of Edinburgh,  September 2019.

'Piracy and Ming's Maritime Exclusion Policy' at East Asia Interactions VI, held at University of Oxford, March 2018.

Yiu Siu