Miles Yu

Senior Fellow and Director, China Center

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At A Glance:

Miles Yu is a senior fellow and director of the China Center at Hudson Institute.

Research Associate
Shane Leary
Research Associate and Program Manager, China Center

Biography

Miles Yu is a senior fellow and director of the China Center at Hudson Institute. He is also a professor of East Asia and military and naval history at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Dr. Yu specializes in Chinese military and strategic culture, US and Chinese military and diplomatic history, and US policy toward China.

Dr. Yu joined the Trump administration and served as the China policy adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. In that capacity, he advised the secretary on all China-related issues, helped overhaul US policy toward China, and participated in key US government interagency deliberations on major policy and government actions with regard to China and other East Asian countries, including Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. He is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution as a member of the Military History/Contemporary Conflict Working Group. From 2011 to 2016, he wrote the weekly column "Inside China" for the Washington Times. Since 1996, he has been an editorial consultant to Radio Free Asia, and a contributor to various media outlets including the Wall Street Journal and PBS News Hour.

Dr. Yu has published widely on topics in his field. His books include OSS in China: Prelude to Cold War (Yale University Press, 1997) and The Dragon’s War: Allied Operations and the Fate of China, 1937–1947 (Naval Institute Press, 2006). He is the author of many scholarly articles on China, military and intelligence history, and newspaper columns about contemporary Chinese political and military affairs. His numerous awards include the US Naval Academy's top researcher award, US Navy Special Action Awards, and US Navy Meritorious Service Award.

Dr. Yu received a doctorate in history from the University of California, Berkeley, a master’s degree from Swarthmore College, and a bachelor’s degree from Nankai University.

Events
06
December 2022
Past Event
Australia’s Role in the China Struggle: A Conversation with Scott Morrison
Featured Speakers:
Hon. Scott Morrison
Miles Yu
Scott Morrison
06
December 2022
Past Event
Australia’s Role in the China Struggle: A Conversation with Scott Morrison

Please join Hudson Institute’s China Center for a conversation with Thirtieth Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison and Hudson Institute China Center Director Miles Yu to discuss Australia’s role in combatting the threat to a free and open Indo-Pacific.

Tuesday 7:30 - 9:00AM
Scott Morrison
Featured Speakers:
Hon. Scott Morrison
Miles Yu
11
October 2022
Past Event
Dragon in the North: Assessing the Growing Chinese Threat to the Arctic Region
Featured Speakers:
Miles Yu
Michael R. Pompeo
Arthur Herman
Roslyn Layton
Liselotte Odgaard
Members of China's research team set up an ocean profiling float at a short-term data acquisition location near the icebreaker Xuelong, or "Snow Dragon," in the Arctic Ocean, on August 18, 2016. (Xinhua/Wu Yue via Getty Images)
11
October 2022
Past Event
Dragon in the North: Assessing the Growing Chinese Threat to the Arctic Region

The China Center will host a conference, entitled “The Dragon in the North: Assessing the Growing Chinese Threat to the Arctic Region,” organized by Hudson Senior Fellow Dr. Arthur Herman.

Tuesday 5:00 - 7:30AM
Members of China's research team set up an ocean profiling float at a short-term data acquisition location near the icebreaker Xuelong, or "Snow Dragon," in the Arctic Ocean, on August 18, 2016. (Xinhua/Wu Yue via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Miles Yu
Michael R. Pompeo
Arthur Herman
Roslyn Layton
Liselotte Odgaard
03
February 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | The Olympics Boycott Series - Part 1: Inside the US Decision to Call Out the Uyghur Genocide
Featured Speakers:
Miles Yu
Nina Shea
Protesters hold up placards and banners as they attend a demonstration in Sydney on June 23, 2021 to call on the Australian government to boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics over China's human rights record. (Getty Images)
03
February 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | The Olympics Boycott Series - Part 1: Inside the US Decision to Call Out the Uyghur Genocide

This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EST, Thursday, February 3. Register for the event here.

Thursday 7:00 - 8:00AM
Protesters hold up placards and banners as they attend a demonstration in Sydney on June 23, 2021 to call on the Australian government to boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics over China's human rights record. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Miles Yu
Nina Shea
01
June 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | A Conversation with Ambassador Joseph Cella
Featured Speakers:
Ambassador Joseph Cella
Miles Yu
01
June 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | A Conversation with Ambassador Joseph Cella

Please be advised: This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Friday, June 4. Register for the event here or via the register button.

Tuesday 8:00 - 9:00AM
Featured Speakers:
Ambassador Joseph Cella
Miles Yu