I specialize in foreign policy, conflict, and diplomacy, with a focus on Northeast Asia- mainly, the People's Republic of China (PRC), Taiwan, the two Koreas, and Japan.
I am working on my book manuscript, which centers around the business of nationalism: how people produce and consume nationalism as if it were a commodity rather than a consciousness or emotion. The work straddles the fields of comparative politics with its subject matter of nationalism within the regional scope of Northeast Asia, but also International Relations (IR) by circumscribing nationalism to sentiments surrounding territorial disputes.
An old hobby that I have found it increasingly harder to practice is bikram yoga. A more recent hobby that I am pursuing is DJ-ing.
You can reach me at jiunbang[A] usc.edu
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