Yiu Siu (蕭堯)


Wolfson College


DPhil Oriental Studies



Educational Background:

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

2014- MSc, History of International Relations, London School of Economics. Under the supervision of Dr. Talyor C. Sherman.

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

2016 onwards - DPhil, Oriental Studies, University of Oxford. Under the supervision of Prof. James B. Lewis 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:

Will present a draft paper entitled: 'Economic Relations between Korea and Japan and Chosŏn's response, 1394-1450' at 16th International Conference of the European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS), Ghent, postponed to 08/2021.

Presented a paper entitled: 'Diplomatic Vision and International Relations in Pre-modern East Asia' at Joint East Asian Studies Conference (JEASC), Edinburgh,  09/2019.

Presented a paper entitled: 'Piracy and Ming's Maritime Exclusion Policy' at East Asia Interactions VI, University of Oxford, 03/2018.

Yiu Siu