Chia-Yun Po

Chia-Yun Po

Fellow

Fellow at the Global Justice Program, Yale University

Chia-Yun Po is the recipient of the 8th Amartya Sen Essay Prize, awarded by Yale University's Global Justice Program. Her prize-winning essay, "China’s Role in Myanmar’s Bloody Jade Industry: Poison or Panacea," examines how the historical Sino-Burma jade trade grants China the power to either sustain or undermine Myanmar's coup d'état. Her article "Vietnam Marine Life Disaster: A Test Case of a Home State’s Jurisdiction in Taiwan," published by the Cambridge University Press Business and Human Rights Journal, offers a glance at how the development of a Taiwanese petrochemical giant and polluter is deeply embedded in the local battlefields of the Cold War. At the Davis Center, she will focus on researching Stalin's influence on China's nation-state-building process, Russian fascism and Japanese Nazism in Manchuria, and nuclear development in the South Pacific during the Cold War.