• 48 Citations
  • 4 h-Index

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Personal profile


Yves-Heng's work focuses on Asia-Pacific security dynamics and on China's evolving role in the region. He is the author of China's Naval Power: An Offensive Realist Approach(Surrey: Ashgate, 2014). His research has been published in the Journal of Strategic Studies, the Journal of Contemporary ChinaPacific Focus and China: an International Journal.  Before joining the Department of Security Studies and Criminology, Yves-Heng was an assistant professor at Fujen Catholic University (Taiwan).

Research interests

  • Asia-Pacific security
  • China's military affairs
  • Naval strategy
  • International relations theory


  • PICT112 Strategy and Security in the Indo-Pacific Region
  • PICT950-5 Simulation units

Research student supervision

Yves-Heng would be interested in supervising projects related to traditional security in the Indo-Pacific region. 

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Research Outputs

China's naval power: an offensive realist approach

Lim, Y. H., 2014, Farnham, UK: Ashgate Publishing. 217 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    How (Dis)Satisfied is China? A power transition theory perspective

    Lim, Y. H., 4 Mar 2015, In : Journal of Contemporary China. 24, 92, p. 280-297 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 22 Citations (Scopus)

    Expanding the dragon’s reach: the rise of China’s anti-access naval doctrine and forces

    Lim, Y-H., 2017, In : Journal of Strategic Studies. 40, 1-2, p. 146-168 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    China’s rising naval ambitions in the Indian Ocean: aligning ends, ways and means

    Lim, Y-H., 26 Jan 2020, In : Asian Security.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Defending Taiwan against China

    Lim, Y-H., 2020, The Taiwan issue: problems and prospects. Schreer, B. & Tan, A. T. H. (eds.). London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 174-190 17 p. (Europa Country Perspectives).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter