David Chan-oong Kang

Expert in North and South Korea, East Asian international affairs; can speak on the South Korean president

Professor of International Relations and Business

Director of the Korean Studies Institute

USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences


  • North Korea
  • East Asian international relations
  • Chinese foreign policy/human rights
  • North Korean nuclear issues
  • East Asian economic and trade issues
  • U.S.-China relations
  • U.S.-Japan relations
  • APEC and ASEAN
  • Dokdo/Takeshima/Spratly island territorial disputes
  • North Korean human rights
  • North Korean economic reforms
  • South Korean politics

Additional Information

  • Author of China Rising: Peace, Power, and Order in East Asia (2007) and Crony Capitalism: Corruption and Development in South Korea and the Philippines (2002)
  • Co-author of Nuclear North Korea: A Debate on Engagement Strategies (2003)


  • Korean


  • Korean Studies Institute

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