Yu-Hua Chen (陳宥樺) is a PhD Scholar at the School of Culture, History, and Language at the Australian National University (ANU). Yu-Hua’s research interests include China’s security policy, international relations theory, geopolitics, and China-Taiwan relations. His articles have appeared in The National Interest, ChinaFile, East Asia Forum, and IPP Review. His doctoral research investigates the relationship between buffer states and the making of China’s security policies. By assessing the degree to which China’s buffer thinking influenced its policies on North Korea, Taiwan, and Mongolia, he aims to bring the importance of geopolitical thinking back to the discussion of Chinese security policy studies. His doctoral research has been supported by grants from the Taiwanese government, the ANU, Peking University, and the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. Prior to commencing his PhD at the ANU, Yu-Hua worked at Academia Sinica and served in the ROC Army as a Second Lieutenant.
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