University of Southern California

David Kang
Professor of International Relations & Professor of Management and Organization

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

PhD, UC-Berkeley; BA, Stanford University


David C. Kang researches business and politics of East Asia, with an emphasis on Korea, China, and the Philippines. Kang's latest book is East Asia Before the West: Five Centuries of Trade and Tribute (Columbia University Press, 2010). Kang has published numerous scholarly articles in journals such as International Organization and International Security, and published opinion pieces in the New York Times, Financial Times, and Washington Post. He regularly appears on media such as NPR, CBS News, CNN, and BBC. He also directs the USC Korean Studies Institute.