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Yong Han

Yong Han
Lecturer (teaching and research)

Areas of interest

  • English insurance contract law and insurance regulation
  • English contract law (commercial and consumer sales)
  • Reasonable expectations in commercial and private law
  • Third-world approaches to comparative commercial law

Postgraduate supervision

Yong welcomes PhD proposals within or related to his areas of research interests.


  • Contract Law
  • Banking Law
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Dissertations (supervision)


He joined the Reading School of Law in 09/2021 from an extendable fixed-term lectureship at the University of Manchester. He had been a post-doctoral research at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. Since 2015, he has been a Principles Drafting Committee member of the UNIDROIT Principles of Reinsurance Contract Law project group. His publications have been cited, amongst others, by Supreme Court judges in Australasia.

Academic qualifications

PhD (abdn) LLB (London); LLM (gdufs), and BA English (hznu)

Selected publications

Journal articles

  • Y Han, ‘When West Meets East—Thinking big in Singapore over good faith in commercial contract law’, [2019] Journal of Commonwealth Law 317-362. 
  • Y Han, ‘Good Faith in Insurance Law: general and independent, not a (legal) duty but an interpretative principle’(2017) 28 Insurance Law Journal 95-108. 


  • HanPolicyholder’s Reasonable Expectations (Hart Publishing, 2016) pp i-242. 

Edited-books and chapters

  • Y Han, ‘Capital Requirements for Insurers: Risk-Based Capital, Enterprise Risk Management and Investment’, in Dora Neo, Hans Tjio, & Lan Luhluh (eds), Financial Services Law and Regulation (Singapore, Academy Publishing, 2019) pp 257-293.
  • Y Han, Greg Pynt, ‘Introduction’ in Y Han & G Pynt (eds), Carter v Boehm and Pre-Contractual Duties in Insurance Law (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2018) pp 1-7.
  • Y Han, ‘Pre-Contractual Duties in the post-2015 English Insurance Law: Old (or New?) Wine in New Bottles?’ in Y Han & G Pynt (eds), Carter v Boehm and Pre-Contractual Duties in Insurance Law (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2018) pp 143-169.
  • Y Han, ‘Conclusions: (Utmost) Good Faith and Pre-Contractual Duties Globally in the Twenty-First Century’ in Y Han and G Pynt (eds), Carter v Boehm and Pre-Contractual Duties in Insurance Law (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2018) pp 447-470.

Conference presentations

  • Y Han, ‘Why is “consumers” defined broadly in the UK financial regulation?’, invited online presentation at the seminar of the World Bank project ‘Framework for Financial Consumers Protection’, 03/04/2021, Beihang University Law School, Beijing
  • Y Han, ‘Rethinking Risk Society in the Asian Context’, invitedpresentation at the Chinese Law and SocietyAssociation conference, 07/11/2020, School of Law, Remin University of China, Beijing
  • Y Han, ‘Honouring Reasonable Expectations: toward reconciling the different approaches to good faith in contract law’, SLS conference, 02/09/2019, University of Central Lancashire Law School
  • R Pearson and Y Han, ‘Orientalist attitudes and local norms: life insurance in China (1850-1937)’, at the Risk and Insurance in Business History conference, 14/06/2019, Seville (Spain)
  • Y Han, ‘Qíng in Chinese legal tradition: a spectrum of two meanings?’, at the Law and Society Association conference, 31/05/2019, Washington DC


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