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David Kang, PhD  
Visiting Professor (former)

Shorenstein APARC
Stanford University
Encina Hall E301
Stanford, CA 94305-6055

davekang@stanford.edu
(650) 725-6392 (voice)
(650) 723-6530 (fax)


Research Interests
Business and international relations in Asia, territorial disputes and the Japanese/Korean relationship


David Kang is associate professor of government, and adjunct associate professor and research director at the Center for International Business at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He has scholarly interests in both business-government relations and international relations, with a focus on Asia. At Tuck he teaches courses on doing business in Asia, and also manages teams of MBAs in the Tuck Global Consultancy Program that conduct in-country consulting projects for multinational companies in Asia.

Kang's book, Crony Capitalism: Corruption and Development in South Korea and the Philippines (Cambridge University Press, 2002), was named by Choice as one of the 2003 "Outstanding Academic Titles". He is also author of Nuclear North Korea: A Debate on Engagement Strategies (co-authored with Victor Cha) (Columbia University Press, 2003). He has published scholarly articles in journals such as International Organization, International Security, Comparative Politics, International Studies Quarterly, and Foreign Policy. He is a frequent radio and television commentator, and has also written opinion pieces in the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, Chosun Ilbo (Seoul), Joongang Ilbo (Seoul), and writes a monthly column for the Oriental Morning News (Shanghai). Kang is a member of the editorial boards of Political Science Quarterly, Asia Policy, IRI Review, Business and Politics, and the Journal of International Business Education.

Professor Kang has been a visiting professor at Stanford University, Yale University, Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), the University of Geneva IO-MBA program (Switzerland), Korea University (Seoul, Korea) and the University of California, San Diego. He received an AB with honors from Stanford University and his PhD from University of California, Berkeley.


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The Week that Changed the World: Nixon Goes to China and China in Today’s World
David Kang teaches international relations and business at USC and directs the Korean Studies Institute. Kang is author of China Rising: Peace, Power, ...
October 7, 2010 in US-China Institute

Tough Transition Awaits N. Korean Heir-Apparent
... North Korean public has largely been in the dark about him as well, says David Kang, a North Korea specialist at the University of Southern California.
September 28, 2010 in NPR

Tough Transition Awaits North Korean Heir-Apparent
... North Korean public has largely been in the dark about him as well, says David Kang, a North Korea specialist at the University of Southern California.
September 28, 2010 in NPR

North Korea's Next Leader A Surprising Secret
It is reasonably certain that the name of Kim's third son is Kim Jong Un. Confirming facts about him after that starts to get tough, says David Kang, ...
September 12, 2010 in NPR