[Belonging・Position] East Asian Studies Group, Area Studies Center, ・Director & Senior Research Fellow
[Research Field] Cold War diplomatic history, Chinese diplomacy, China-US relations, and Taiwan issues
[email] Haruka_Matsumoto E-mail
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Previous research

I completed MA in International Studies at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in 1997, and then MA in History at Georgetown University in 2003. I worked for the Japan Institute of International Affairs as a research fellow from 2003 to 2005, and joined the JETRO Institute of Developing Economies in 2005 (to the present). I have conducted research overseas as a visiting scholar at the Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica in Taiwan (2010) and School of International Studies, the Peking University in China (2011). During my overseas scholarships of Taiwan and China, I focused on China–US and China–Taiwan relations and conducted research based on archival materials. I am currently researching on US–China–Taiwan relations, both contemporary and historical. I obtained a Ph.D. in Area Studies of China at Tokyo Woman’s Christian University in 2018.

Current research projects

I am currently working on two main topics. First, as part of my research on Cold War history, I am researching the Taiwan Strait crises and conducting a diplomatic historical analysis of documents and historical materials from the United States, Taiwan, and China. This research has been partially funded by a KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research. Second, I am analyzing the foreign policy of the Xi Jinping administration, China–US relations, and Taiwan issues. In the future, I would like to conduct research that connects historical and contemporary analyses by utilizing oral records and archived materials from the United States, Taiwan, and China.

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