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History Department

Kazushi Minami

MA, University of Texas at Austin; BA, Kyoto University,

Ph.D. Candidate
Kazushi Minami



United States in the World, Modern China & East Asia


Kazushi Minami is a Ph.D. candidate in history and a graduate fellow at the William P. Clements Jr. Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin. His dissertation, titled "Rebuilding the Special Relationship: People's Diplomacy and U.S.-Chinese Relations in the Cold War," explores the role of non-state actors and informal diplomacy in the reconstruction of U.S.-Chinese relations from the 1960s to 1980s. In the 2018-2019 academic year, he is a Graduate Research Assistant at the Institute of Historical Studies.


“How Could I Not Love You? Transnational Feminism and U.S.-Chinese Relations during the Cold War,” forthcoming in the Journal of Women’s History.

"Oil for the Lamps of America? Sino-American Oil Diplomacy, 1973-1979," Diplomatic History 41, no. 5, 959-984.

"Re-examining the end of Mao’s revolution: China’s changing statecraft and Sino-American relations, 1973–1978," Cold War History 16, no. 4, 337-358.

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