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David C. Kang

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Maria Crutcher Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California

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Research Interests

My research focuses on East Asian international relations, regional security, Korean politics, and the international relations of historical East Asia. 

Recent Publications

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David C. Kang, “Still Getting Asia Wrong: No “Contain China” Coalition Exists.” The Washington Quarterly 45, no. 4 (Winter 2023).

Xinru Ma and David C. Kang, “Toward Measuring Free-Riding: Counterfactuals, Alliances, and U.S.-Philippine Relations,” Journal of Global Security Studies 8, no. 1 (2022).

Chin-Hao Huang and David C. Kang, “State Formation in Korea and Japan, 400-800CE: Emulation and Learning, not Bellicist Competition,” International Organization 76, no. 1 (2022), 1-31. doi:10.1017/S0020818321000254



Early Modern East Asian Dataset v3.0: Published in 2018 with Meredith Shaw, Dr. Ronan Tse-min Fu, and Dat Nguyen:

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