Congratulations to our two PhD graduates, Dr Maria Carrai and Dr Han Zhu, who were recently awarded 2015-16 Outstanding Research Postgraduate Student Awards from the University of Hong Kong. Both students were supervised by Cheng Chan Lan Yue Professor in Constitutional Law, Professor Albert Chen. Only two other Faculty of Law students have received this award in the past.
Dr Carrai's thesis was titled A Genealogy of Sovereignty in Modern China, 1840-today, and her examination panel included Professor Yu Xingzhong of Cornell University and internal examiners Simon Young and Michael Ng. Since graduation, Dr Carrai has been a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute.
Dr Zhu is currently an Assistant Research Officer in the Centre for Chinese Law at the University of Hong Kong. Her thesis was titled Social Movements and the Law in Contemporary China: A Comparative Perspective, and her examination panel included Dr Eva Pils of Kings College London and internal examiners Hualing Fu and Richard Cullen.