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Qing joined in PhD students’ community at the Law School in September 2012. She holds an LLB (Outstanding thesis) and an LLM (Highest score of theses in International Law students group) from School of Law, Beijing Institute of Technology, having been awarded Outstanding postgraduate student of the university during her master years.

She is currently undertaking her PhD research under the supervision of Dr Peter Doran and Dr Mary Dobbs. Her research is examining China’s ‘ecological civilisation’ approach and its significance to the international discourse on the green economy. The PhD is essentially a socio-legal examination of the evolution of a key concept in Chinese policy making on development and the economy. In particular, the project concentrates on investigating the substance (as opposed to rhetoric) of the ecological civilisational discourse and its potential contribution to our understanding of the generic discourse of the green economy.

Qing was recently involved in Overseas Internship Programme of Development Research Centre of the State Council (PR, China) from March to November, 2016. She worked in Environmental Policy, Law and Regulation Research Group, and was awarded as Outstanding Intern of Development Research Centre of the State Council (PRC) Information Centre.

During 2013-2014, she undertook the position of the president of Chinese Students and Scholars Association of Queen’s, dedicated to promote the organisation’s outlook, which is to benefit the study, work and life of Chinese students and scholars in Queen’s University and to enhance the communication of different cultures.

Qing also worked as a part-time Mandarin Teacher in Chinese Language School, N. Ireland in 2013-2015.


Ecological civilisation, environmental law and sustainable development, green economy, law and economy, international law and WTO law.



Dr Peter Doran


Dr Mary Dobbs