Dr Yu-Wai (Vic) Li

School of East Asian Studies

Lecturer in East Asian Studies

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Dr Yu-Wai (Vic) Li
School of East Asian Studies
Jessop West
1 Upper Hanover Street
S3 7RA

Dr Yu-wai Vic Li specialises in International Political Economy with a concentration on East Asia’s financial opening and regulatory politics. His earlier competitive-funded projects focused on China’s capital market and renminbi internationalization, and transnational regulatory politics between the EU and Asia’s capital markets.

Prior to joining the School of East Asian Studies in 2024, Vic was a faculty member at the Department of Social Sciences, Education University of Hong Kong, where he developed extensive research and teaching expertise in international political economy, international relations, and environmental politics/policies.


BSocSci Politics (HKU)

MPhil International Relations (HKU)

PhD Global Governance (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Research interests

Research Interests

  • Political economy of green transition in East Asia
  • Green finance standard setting in China and Japan
  • Financial regulations of Asia’s capital markets
  • Political economy of financial opening and regulation of China
  • Central-bank digital currencies
  • Economic and financial tradecraft
Teaching activities

Teaching Activities

For the academic year 2023-24, I am teaching EAS61004 Perspectives on East Asian Economy & Business



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