Professor Song Ying is now an associate professor of public international law at the School of Law, Peking University. She is also the deputy-director of the International Law Institute of Peking University.
Professor Song Ying received her Master Degree and Ph.D. Degree in international law from the Law School of Peking University in 1989 and 1993 respectively. After receiving her doctoral degree, Song Ying was invited to join the faculty of the Law Department (Law School since 1996). Since then, her teaching and research interests are public international law, European Union law and international environmental law. Her current research interests also include Chinese environmental law and policies. The courses she has taught include public international law, international environmental law and European Union law. She is a member of the Standing Council of the Chinese Society of International Law and a member of the Board of Editors of the Chinese Yearbook of International Law. She has written extensively on the issues related to immunity of international organization, treaty-making powers and the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union, scientific uncertainty and biosafety regulation, China and international legal protection of the marine environment, China and legal protection of freshwater and land resources, etc. She is the author of the International Environmental Law (China Environment Press, 2015). She is also the co-editor of the China and International Environmental Liability – Legal Remedies for Transboundary Pollution (Edward Elgar, 2008).
Apart from her teaching and research activities at Peking University, she has also completed over a dozen research projects related to her academic interests in public international law, international environmental law, Chinese environmental law and European Union law for various Chinese government ministries/agencies and international institutions, including the ADB and UNEP.