Ji YOU由冀


Contact Information

Tel: +853 8822 4304
Office: Room 4006, Humanities and Social Sciences Building (E21B)
E-mail: jiyou@um.edu.mo

Full List of Publications

  • Ph.D. in Political Science, Australian National University (1994)
  • M.A., Australian National University (1989)
  • B.A. (Hons.), Victoria University of Wellington (1985)
  • B.A., Beijing University (1980)
  • China's military modernization
  • Political and economic reforms in China
  • Elite politics
  • Chinese foreign policy

Selected publications

  • “How Xi Jinping Dominates Elite Party Politics: A Case Study of Civil-Military Leadership Formation”, The China Journal, Issue 84, 2020.
  • “The Political and Military Nexus of Beijing-Washington-Taipei: Military Interactions in the Taiwan Strait”, The China Review, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2018, 89-120. (https://muse.jhu.edu/article/702456#info_wrap)
  • "Indian Ocean: A Grand Sino-Indian Game of Go'", In David Brewster (ed.), India and China at Sea: Competition for Naval Dominance in the Indian Ocean, Oxford University Press, 2018, pp. 90-110. (DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199479337.003.0006)
  • “Xi Jinping and PLA Centrality in Beijing’s South China Sea Dispute Management”, China: An International Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2017, pp. 4-24 (https://muse.jhu.edu/article/661217)
  • “Sino-US “Cat-and-Mouse” Game Concerning Freedom of Navigation and Overflight”, Journal of Strategic Studies, Vol. 39, No. 5-6, 2016, pp. 631-661. (DOI: 10.1080/01402390.2016.1238359)
  • “China’s National Security Council: Evolution, Rationality and Operations”, Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 25, No. 96, 2016, pp. 178-196. (DOI: 10.1080/10670564.2015.1075717)
  • “The PLA and Diplomacy: Unrevealing Myths about the Military Role in Foreign Policy-Making”, The Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 23, No. 86, 2015, pp. 252-264 (DOI: 10.1080/10670564.2013.832526)


  • China’s Military Transformation: Politics and War Preparation, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2016, 292p.
  • The Armed Forces of China, Sydney, London & New York: Allen & Unwin and I.B. Tauris, 1999, 288p.
  • China's Enterprise Reform: Changing State/Society Relations after Mao, London: Routledge, 1998, 271p.
  • In Quest of High Tech Power: the Modernization of China's Military in the 1990s, Australian Defence Force Academy, University of New South Wales, 1996, 163p.

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