Dr. Kiwoong Yang


Dr. Kiwoong Yang (PhD, University of Tokyo), is an affiliated researcher for the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies. Yang was a 2015-16 academic year visiting fellow at Notre Dame’s, and is currently a tenured professor in the department of politics and public administration at Hallym University in Chuncheon, South Korea where he specializes in international relations among China, Japan, Korea, and the United States.

At Notre Dame, Yang taught a course titled “Conflict and Cooperation in International Relations of East Asia” in the fall and spring semesters.  

He served as a visiting fellow at Harvard University for 1991-1993, visiting professor at the University of Tokyo in Japan for 2004-2005, visiting professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa for 2008-2009, where he taught Korean Politics and History, the United States and Two Koreas, East Asia Now; History, Politics of Northeast Asia.

He is the author of numerous articles and books, including “South Korea and Japan’s frictions over history” Asian Perspective (2008) (written in English), Diplomacy and Negotiations in East Asia (2013), Korea’s Diplomacy and Negotiations (2008), Japan's Diplomacy and Negotiations (1998), US-Japan Trade Negotiation (1998) and the editor of History, Theories and Strategies of East Asia Cooperation (1998). (all written in Korean)

His research examines Japan-South Korea conflicts and their foreign-policy implications for East Asian security, US foreign policy, and the rivalry between China and Japan.