• China’s understanding of SCS, Resolution Strategies and the Indo-Pacific

    Indo-Pacific Policy Dialogue (via Zoom) -- 1800 (JST) 21 July 2021

    China’s re-emergence as the largest economy in the region has come with a growing diplomatic footprint and proactive, forward presence in the SCS and the Indo-Pacific. How does China conceptualize its security policy in the SCS and Indo-Pacific? What resolution strategies do they envision? How does China understand the Indo-Pacific visions which are emerging from many countries?

    On 21 July 2021 YCAPS will host Professor You Ji, University of Macau, a China maritime security expert.to participate in a panel discussion moderated by Stephen Nagy. The guest will introduce themselves and present their views in 10-15 minutes, then engage in dialogue and Q&A moderated by the host. The event will end after 105 minutes has passed. The exact time will be determined by the moderator based on audience engagement.


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    Dr. You Ji is Professor of International Relations in the Department of Government and Public Administration at the University of Macau. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from the Australian National University and a B.A. from Peking University. Previously, he was a Reader in the School of Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales. His research focuses on China’s political and economic reforms, elite politics, military modernization, and foreign policy. Dr. You is the author of four books, including China’s Enterprise Reform (Routledge, 1998), The Armed Forces of China (I.B. Tauris, 1999) and China’s Military Transformation: Politics and War Preparation, (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2016). He has also published numerous book chapters and journal articles, including Problems of Communism, International Journal of Korean Unification Studies, The China Journal, The Pacific Review, China Information, The China Review, China: An International Journal, Journal of Strategic Studies, Stockholm Journal of East Asian Studies, Comparative Strategy, Australian Army Journal, Asia Policy, Japanese Studies, Contemporary Southeast Asia, The Naval War College Review, Strategic Analysis, Journal of Contemporary China, and Contemporary Security Policy. He sits on the editorial board of eight academic journals including The China Journal, Issues and Studies, and Journal of Contemporary China.


    Dr. Stephen Nagy is a senior associate professor at the International Christian University in Tokyo, a fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) and a visiting fellow with the Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA). His recent funded research projects are “Sino-Japanese Relations in the Wake of the 2012 Territorial Disputes: Investigating changes in Japanese Business’ trade and investment strategy in China”, and “Perceptions and drivers of Chinese view on Japanese and US Foreign Policy in the Region”. He is currently working on middle power approaches to great power competition in the Indo-Pacific. His latest publications include: 2021 Nagy, S.R. 2021. “Indo-Pacific Resilience, Prosperity and Stability: Canada’s Capabilities-led Approach to Strategic Free and Open Indo-Pacific Engagement,” in Canadian and Japanese FOIP Visions. Policy Perspectives, Canadian Global Affairs Institute. March 3rd, 2021. ISBN: 978-3-030-67770-1; Nagy, S. R. 2021. “Sino-Japanese Reactive Diplomacy as seen through the Interplay of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific Vision (FOIP).” China Report: 1–15. DOI: 10.1177/0009445520984735.; Nagy, S. R. 2020. “Quad-Plus? Carving out Canada’s Middle Power Role.” Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs. Special Issue. Quad Plus: Form versus Substance, vol. 3, no. 5: 179–195. ISSN 2576-5361 (Print); ISSN 2576-537X (Online).




    Format: This event will be off-the-record. Questions are encouraged. It will not be recorded.

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    Co-Sponsors: Institute for Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) Japan US Military Program (JUMP)
    Moderator: Stephen Nagy

    Webinar Cost: Free of charge.

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