Lin Yan​ Huang


PhD Candidate in geography, Laval University, Canada


Lin Yan HUANG is a PhD candidate in geopolitics at the Laval University. Her Ph.D research focuses on the policy and interest of China on Arctic shipping. She is also a student member of the Quebec Center of Geopolitics Studies (Centre québécois d’études géopolitiques – CQEG).

She holds a Master’s degree in business administration from Tongji University in Shanghai, China.


Research interests:

– Geopolitics on China and Arctic issues

– Chinese new silk road

– Chinese shipping industry







Huang, Linyan, Frédéric Lasserre, and Olga Alexeeva. “Is China’s interest for the Arctic driven by Arctic shipping potential?.” Asian Geographer (2014): 1-13.


Huang, Linyan, Frédéric Lasserre, and Olga Alexeeva. “Arctic Shipping and China’s Shipping Firms: Strategic Positioning in the Frame of Climate Change? “Global Review (SIIS, Shanghai) 01/2014; 2014(2):31-44.


Huang, Linyan, Frédéric Lasserre et Olga Alexeeva, 2014. Is China’s Interest for the Arctic Motivated by Arctic Shipping Prospects? THE ARCTIC NEXUS IN THE RELATIONS BETWEEN ARCTIC COUNCIL STATES AND ASIAN POWERS, ICASS VIII, University of Northern British Columbia,Prince George, British Columbia CANADAMay 22 – 26, 2014


Huang, Linyan, Frédéric Lasserre et Olga Alexeeva, 2013. « Is Arctic shipping at the heart of China’s interest for the Arctic? » Proceedings/会议论文集 of the international symposium The Arctic Passages and the Northern Strategic Collaboration/北极通道利用与跨国合作国, Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, 15-16 novembre 2013, p.184-195.


Huang, Linyan, Frédéric Lasserre et Olga Alexeeva, 2013. Arctic shipping and China’s shipping firms: a special role for State corporations? Actes du colloque international Le capitalisme d’État dans la nouvelle économie globale/State Capitalism in the New Global Political Economy, U. Laval, Québec, 21-24 novembre 2013, sur clé USB et en ligne,, 13 p.


Lasserre, F. and L. Huang. 2015. La Chine regarde-t-elle vraiment vers l’Arctique? Monde Chinois, Nouvelle Asie, 43, October 2015.


Lasserre, Frédéric et Linyan Huang. « Transport maritime dans l’Arctique : quel intérêt de la Chine? », colloque Enjeux et défis du transport maritime en milieu arctique, 82e Congrès de l’ACFAS, Montréal, 12-15 mai 2014.


Lasserre, Frédéric, Linyan Huang, and Olga V. Alexeeva. “China’s strategy in the Arctic: threatening or opportunistic?” Polar Record: 1-12.


Lasserre, F.; L. Huang et O. Alexeeva (2013). Science et politique arctiques en Chine. Éclairages de la série de séminaires sino-canadiens, Monde chinois, Nouvelle Asie 34, p.157-159.


Lasserre, F.; O. Alexeeva et L. Huang (2016). la strategie de la chine en arctique : agressive ou opportuniste ? Presence Chinoise en Arctique, nautisme, ville-port, vulnerabilite, inondation. Norois, Revue Geographique des universites de l’ouest, 2016


Frédéric Lasserre, Leah Beveridge, Mélanie Fournier; Linyan Huang, and Pierre-Louis Têtu. Shipping trends in the Arctic: is there a sustained interest from shipping companies? Campbell Conference Facility, University of Toronto. 25-26 January 2016


Beveridge, Leah (1) M. Fournier (1), F. Lasserre (2), P.-L. Têtu and L. Huang (2) THE VIEWS OF SHIPPING COMPANIES WORLDWIDE ON THE ARCTIC MARKET. Annual Scientific Meeting. 7-11/12/2015, Vancouver, BC




One article on analysis of China shipping industry waiting for the confirmation of acceptance from the journal;



Latest Publications

 David Walton and Emilian Kavalski (eds.), Power Transition in Asia, Routledge, 2017.

Christopher Ogden, New South Asian Security: Six Core Relations Underpinning Regional Security, Orient Black Swan, 2016.


M.-A. Éthier et Éric Mottet (dir.), , Didactiques de l’histoire, de la géographie et de l’éducation à la citoyenneté : recherches et pratiques, De Boeck supérieur, 2016.


Tanguy Struye de Swielande and Dorothée Vandamme (eds.), , Power in the 21st Century: Determinants and Contours, Presses universitaires de Louvain, 2015.