History Department
History Department

Kazushi Minami

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

Ph.D. Candidate
Kazushi Minami



U.S. Foreign Relations, Modern China & East Asia, International History


Kazushi Minami is a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department 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: Public Diplomacy, Non-Governmental Exchanges, and the Reconstruction of U. S.-Chinese Relations, 1964-1980," explores the role of informal diplomacy in the improvement of U.S.-Chinese relations during the Cold War. His research in the United States and China has been supported by the Institute of International Education, the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations, the Kounosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library, the Rockefeller Archive Center, and the D. Kim Foundation. In 2015-2016, he was a visiting research fellow at Nankai University in China.


"Re-examining the end of Mao’s revolution: China’s changing statecraft and Sino-American relations, 1973–1978" (Cold War History)

"Oil for the Lamps of America? Sino-American Oil Diplomacy, 1973-1979" (Diplomatic History)

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