Ruiping Ye

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Lecturer Faculty of Law


Teaching in 2019


LLB Xiamen, LLM Well, PhD Well

Research interests

Land law, aboriginal land tenure, Free Trade Agreements and Land issues, comparative law, legal history, Chinese legal system


Ruiping earned her PhD and LLM (Distinction) from Victoria University of Wellington. Ruiping researches in the areas of land law, aboriginal land tenure, comparative law and Chinese legal system, and has published on these topics. Her new book, The Colonisation and Settlement of Taiwan, 1684-1945: Land Tenure, Law and Qing and Japanese Policies, examines the relationship between legal system, colonial policies and aboriginal land tenure changes from a comparative law perspective.

Ruiping has been admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, and was Senior Legal Officer at the New Zealand Council of Legal Education before joining the faculty. She was an in-house legal counsel at a state-owned assets investment corporation in Xiamen, China, before moving to New Zealand.

Ruiping is the recipient of a number of awards and fellowships, including Taiwan Centre for Chinese Studies Research Grant for Foreign Scholars; Australian Centre on China in the World Library Fellowship, and Victoria University of Wellington Postgraduate Research Excellence Award.



Teaching in 2019