I am always happy to hear from students interested in working on the following broad topics:

  • Chinese foreign and security policy
  • China-Japan relations
  • Economics-security nexus in Asia
  • International relations of Northeast Asia
  • The role of ideas in International Relations

I am currently supervising PhD students working on the following topics:

  • Chinese maritime security actors
  • Japan in the US-led order
  • Japanese foreign policy and trilateral (China-Japan-ROK) economic cooperation

On writing the thesis:

I've learned a lot about the process of writing from reading writers and academics talk about their writing. Below are some pieces that I often recommend to graduate students: