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Research Fellow, International Relations, China Institute, University of Alberta

Ye Xue is a research fellow at the China Institute, University of Alberta. His research focuses on non-Western international relations theory, Chinese foreign policy, Australia-China relations, and Chinese international students’ overseas political participation. He received his PhD in International Relations from the University of Sydney.


  • –present
    Research Fellow , University of Alberta
  • 2021–2022
    Research Associate , Australian National Univerisity
  • 2017–2022
    Teaching Fellow , The University of Sydney
  • 2020–2021
    Research Assocaite , Lowy Institute


  • 2020 
    The University of Sydney , Phd/ Political Science, International Relations


  • 2023
    China’s Rise, Guanxi, and Primary Institutions, The Pacific Review
  • 2023
    China as a Great Power: Reconsidering Face Culture in Chinese Foreign Policy, International Journal
  • 2023
    Balancing against China with Confidence: Australia’s Foreign Policy toward China in 2020–22, Asia Policy
  • 2022
    Fear and Greed: Mapping the Australian Debate on China’s Economic Sanctions, Pacific Focus
  • 2022
    A Cultural Theory of Chinese Foreign Policy, Journal of Contemporary China