Dr Edward Sing Yue Chan

PhD (Usyd)
Postdoctoral Fellow in China Studies
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Areas of expertise

  • Government And Politics Of Asia And The Pacific 440807
  • International Relations 440808
  • Political Science 4408
  • Comparative Government And Politics 440803
  • Defence Studies 440804

Research interests

  • International Security
  • Regional security in the Indo-Pacific
  • Chinese politics
  • Chinese maritime history
  • Maritime security
  • Maritime governance
  • Sea power development
  • Grey-zone operations


Edward Sing Yue Chan is a Postdoctoral Fellow in China Studies at the CIW. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Sydney, Australia. Dr. Chan’s research focuses on China’s foreign policy, East Asian security, Chinese maritime history, and maritime politics. He is interested in understanding China as a rising sea power and topical maritime security issues in the Asia-Pacific, including the East and South China Seas. His current research focuses on the role of China’s domestic maritime players in grey-zone operations and the interaction between Chinese and western maritime security ideologies. Dr. Chan is the author of China's Maritime Security Strategy: The Evolution of a Growing Sea Power(Routledge, 2021). His articles also appears in Asian SecurityGlobal Change, Peace & Security, and Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs.

Researcher's projects

  • China’s Multifaceted Maritime Power
  • The Changing Role of Coast Guards in Maritime Security
  • China’s Domestic Maritime Players and the Grey Zone Strategy

Available student projects

  • China's foreign policy
  • Maritime security
  • Indo-Pacific strategy

Current student projects

Niloufar Baghernia

Title: Sino-Iranian Ties in a Changing Global Order: Power Transition and Regional Orders

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