Su Lin Han is a Senior Fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center, and a Senior Research Scholar in Law and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. A native of Beijing who has lived in the United States since graduating college, Han has extensive experience and expertise in numerous aspects of Chinese and American law. After receiving a J.D. from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, she worked as a corporate attorney at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C. and the Hong Kong office of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Prior to joining the Paul Tsai China Center, she worked as a legal consultant to the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank on a variety of legal and financial reform projects in China. Her portfolio at the Center includes women’s rights and domestic violence, consumer protection regulation, and public interest litigation in China.

Last Updated: June 1, 2017



China Has a New Domestic Violence Law. So Why Are Victims Still Often Unsafe?

Su Lin Han
In rural Hunan province, about two hours from the city of Changsha, a young woman named Zhang Meili married a violent man. According to local police, Zhang had trouble coping with her husband’s strong sexual appetite and he became jealous and...