Dr. Yvonne CHIU 邱于芳

Assistant Professor: She holds an A.B. in International Relations from Stanford University, and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Her research interests include international justice and law, just war theory & military ethics, contemporary moral and political philosophy, and the history of modern political thought (especially J.S. Mill and the social contract tradition). Her dissertation, "Combat Contractualism," developed a secular theory of just war through treatments of various ethical issues in contemporary warfare. She is currently working on a book manuscript on the cooperative nature of warfare, as well as on papers on democratic theory, civil-military relations, liberal perfectionism, and Chinese just war theory. Prior to joining HKU, she was a post-doctoral fellow with the Political Theory Project at Brown University; in 2013-14, she was a Member at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, NJ).

  • Phone: 3917 1926
  • Office: C936



  • "Democracy Without Autonomy: Moral and Personal Autonomy in Democratic Confucianism," Philosophy East and West 67 (1): 47-60.
  • "Liberal Lustration," The Journal of Political Philosophy 19 (4): 440-464.
  • "The Self-Extinguishing Despot: Millian Democratization," The Journal of Politics 73 (4): 1239-1250. (With R.S. Taylor.)
  • "Uniform Exceptions and Rights Violations," Social Theory and Practice 36 (1): 44-77.


Selected general interest articles