Security Studies,Regional Studies-Areas of Expertise

YAMAGUCHI Shinji (Senior Research Fellow, China Division, Regional Studies Department)


2002 B.A. in Faculty of Law, Department of Politics, Keio University
2005 M.A. in Faculty of Law, Department of Politics, Keio University

Areas of Expertise

Civil- Military Relations in China
  Chinese Politics
  Chinese Security Policy
  Contemporary Chinese History

Selected Publications


  • Aaron Friedberg, A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Masterly in Asia, New York and London; W.W. Norton, 2011 (co-translator, published in 2013)
  • Andrew L. Oros, "Prospect for Trilateral Security Cooperation" in Gerald Curtis, Ryosei Kokubun and Wang Jisi eds., Getting the Triangle Straight: Managing China-Japan-US Relations, Tokyo; Japan Center for International Exchange, 2010


  • “Xi Jinping’s Military Reform and Party-Military Relations in China” JAIR Annual Convention 2016, October 14, 2016 at Makuhari Messe.(2016年度日本国際政治学会 於:幕張メッセ国際会議場)
  • “Strategies of China’s Maritime Actors in the South China Sea: A Coordinated Plan under the Leadership of the CCP?” French Centre for Research on Contemporary China and Hong Kong Baptist University, Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong, June 2015
  • "China's Maritime Strategy under Xi Jinping" Luncheon Seminar at University Service Center for China Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Mar. 2015
  • Co-Authored paper with Philip Saunders (INSS) "China's Maritime Policy" CAPS-RAND-NDU 26th annual PLA conference, Virginia, Nov. 2014
  • "Xi Jinping's Foreign Policy and Japan-China Relations" Science-Po conference on China's power politics and maritime expansionism, Paris, Sep. 2014
  • "Japan's View of Sino-Japanese Relations" Mar. 2013, Hong Kong Baptist University and Hong Kong Political Science Association, Hong Kong
  • "China's Maritime Security: From a Japanese Perspective" Mar. 2012, French Centre for Research on Contemporary China, Hong Kong
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