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David C. Kang 

Maria Crutcher Professor of International Relations

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I am Maria Crutcher Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California, with appointments in the Departments of Political Science and International Relations, and East Asian Languages and Cultures, and also in the Marshall School of Business. I am also Director of the USC Korean Studies Institute, and Vice-Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations. I am also the proud father of two awesome children, one a budding authoress, the other who lives to play soccer.

Recent Publications

David C. Kang, "Thought Games about China,” Journal of East Asian Studies 20, no. 2 (2020): 135-150. (Part of the roundtable “Power shifts: connecting IR theory with the Chinese case”)

David C. Kang, "International Order in Historical East Asia: Tribute and Hierarchy beyond Sinocentrism and Eurocentrism,” International Organization 74, no. 1 (Winter 2020): 65-93

David C. Kang and Alex Yu-Ting Lin, "U.S. Bias in the Study of International Relations: Using Europe to study Asia,” (with Alex Yu-Ting Lin), Journal of Global Security Studies 4, no. 3 (July 2019): 393-401

Research Interests

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

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