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, entitled "From Enemies to Friends? The Rise of U.S.-Chinese Reconciliation, 1964-1980," examines the changing relationship between the United States and China amidst social upheavals in both countries. His research in the United States, China, Japan and the United Kingdom 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, and the D. Kim Foundation, among other institutions. In 2015-2016, he was a visiting researcher at Nankai University in China.


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

"Oil for the Lamps of America? Sino-American Oil Diplomacy, 1973-1979," forthcoming in Diplomatic History.

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