Yi is currently a PhD student at the University of Hong Kong. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL). Prior to her Ph.D., she also earned a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and an MPhil degree in Criminological Research from the University of Cambridge. Driven by a desire to bridge theory and practice, her research focuses on empirical-based studies in the field of law, primarily lie in law and society, criminal justice, policing and criminology. She is dedicated to exploring empirical legal research using a mixed-method approach involving both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.


Changes in the Association of Victimization and Delinquency among Chinese Juveniles in the COVID-19 Era, American Society of Criminology. Philadelphia, PA, November 2023. (Conference Paper)

Wandering on the Edge of the “Law” and “Qing”: A Study of Lawsuit Settlements in Ancient China – In the Perspective of “The Chalk Circle”, Law Review of CUPL, Vol.10, 2014, pp. 19-21.

The Normative Boundary of “Disguised Incrimination” in Application of Criminal Law – A Study of the Distinction between Extensive Interpretation and Analogical Interpretation, Law Journal of CUPL, Vol.35, 2013, pp.52-71.

Stick to the Mission and Dream of Law, China Higher Education, Vol. 9, 2013, pp. 10.

The Protection of Investigators’ rights in Undercover Investigation – From the Perspective of Drug Smuggling Crime, Investigation & Practice, 2012, pp. 124-136.


HKU Postgraduate Scholarship (2022)
MPhil Thesis with Distinction (2021)
Best Negotiation Team (2017)
Beijing Outstanding Graduate (2014)
LL.B. Thesis with Distinction (2014)
CUPL Scientific Research & Innovation Scholarship (2014)
CUPL Academic Scholarship (2012, 2013, 2014)
2nd Prize in National College Students Composition Competition (2013)
1st Prize in Criminal Law and Investigation Research Competition (2012)