Curriculum Vitae

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Charles Kraus

Curriculum Vitae

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Contact

Email: krauscr [at] gmail [dot] com
Work and Residence: Washington, D.C.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Department of History
The George Washington University (2017)
Dissertation: “Xinjiang’s 100,000: State-led Urban-to-Rural Population Resettlement in Socialist China”
Fields: Modern China, Modern Japan, International History of Asia

Masters of Arts in History
The George Washington University (2014)

Bachelors of Arts in History
Hiram College (2010)
Graduation Honors: Summa Cum Laude

Immersion Programs in Mandarin Chinese
Middlebury College School in China, Hangzhou, China (2008-2009)
Duke University School in China, Beijing, China (2007 )

Professional Experience

Program Associate/Team Leader (December 2016-)
History and Public Policy Program
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Graduate Teaching Assistant (August 2013-December 2014; August 2016-May 2017)
HIST 2340W: U.S. Diplomatic History
The George Washington University

Program Associate (February 2015-December 2016)
History and Public Policy Program
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Program Assistant (March 2012-February 2015)
History and Public Policy Program
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Research Assistant (May 2011-February 2012)
History and Public Policy Program
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Political & Economic Section Intern (June 2009-August 2009)
U.S. Consulate General Shanghai
U.S. Department of State

Peer Reviewed Publications

“Laying Blame for Flight and Fight: Sino-Soviet Relations and the ‘Yi-Ta’ Incident in Xinjiang, 1962” accepted for publication pending minor revisions in The China Quarterly.

“More Than Just a Soft Drink: Coca-Cola and China’s Early Reform and Opening,” accepted for publication in Diplomatic History.

“Failure to Change the Status Quo: Jimmy Carter, the Two Koreas, and the International Pursuit of Dialogue, 1977-1979,” accepted for publication pending minor revisions in Journal of American-East Asian Relations.

“The Danger is Two-Fold’: Decolonisation and Cold War in Anti-Communist Asia, 1955-7,” The International History Review 39, no. 2 (April 2017), 256-273, doi: 10.1080/07075332.2016.1199441.

“Researching the History of the People’s Republic of China,” Cold War International History Project Working Paper 79 (Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center, April 2016).

“American Orientalism in Korea,” Journal of American-East Asian Relations 22, no. 2 (Spring 2015): 147-165, doi: 10.1163/18765610-02202004.

“Bridging East Asia’s Revolutions: The Overseas Chinese in North Korea, 1945-1950,” The Journal of Northeast Asian History 11, no. 2 (Winter 2014): 39-70.

“To Die On the Steppe: Sino-Soviet-American Relations and the Cold War in Chinese Central Asia, 1944-1952,” Cold War History 14, no. 3 (August 2014): 293-313, doi: 10.1080/14682745.2013.871262.

“Nation, Ethnicity, and the Post-Manchukuo Order in the Sino-Korean Border Region,” co-authored with Adam Cathcart, in Key Papers on Korea: Essays Celebrating 25 Years of the Centre of Korean Studies, SOAS, University of London, edited by Andrew David Jackson (Boston: Global Oriental, 2013), 79-99, doi: 10.1163/9789004265226_007.

“A Border Region ‘Exuded with Militant Friendship’: Provincial Narratives of China’s Participation in the First Indochina War, 1949-1954,” Cold War History 12, no. 3 (August 2012):495-514, doi: 10.1080/14682745.2011.627919.

“The Bonds of Brotherhood: New Evidence on Sino-North Korean Exchanges, 1950-1954,” co-authored with Adam Cathcart, Journal of Cold War Studies 13, no. 3 (Summer 2011): 27-51, doi: 10.1162/JCWS_a_00141.

“Creating a Soviet ‘Semi-Colony’? Sino-Soviet Cooperation and Its Demise in Xinjiang, 1949-1955,” Chinese Historical Review 17, no. 2 (Fall 2010): 129-165, doi: 10.1179/tcr.2010.17.2.129.

“Peripheral Influence: The Sinuiju Student Incident of 1945 and the Impact of Soviet Occupation in North Korea,” co-authored with Adam Cathcart, Journal of Korean Studies 13 (2008): 1-28, doi: 10.1353/jks.2008.0002.

“Internationalist Culture in North Korea, 1945-1950,” co-authored with Adam Cathcart, The Review of Korean Studies 11, no. 3 (September 2008): 123-148.

Online Databases

Editor-in-Chief, “Chinese Foreign Policy Database” (2015-).

Other Academic Publications

“North Korea, the Smuggler State,” Sources and Methods: The Blog of the History & Public Policy Program (September 18, 2017).

“China’s Other Religious Exiles,” Sources and Methods: The Blog of the History & Public Policy Program (April 17, 2017).

“Deng Xiaoping Sees Khrushchevs,” co-authored with Sophia Wang, Sources and Methods: The Blog of the History & Public Policy Program (April 10, 2017).

“The Coal Hard Truth,” co-authored with Evan Pikulski, Sources and Methods: The Blog of the History & Public Policy Program (February 27, 2017).

“The Communist Domino That Would Not Fall: China’s Resilience at the End of the Cold War,” co-authored with J. Stapleton Roy, The Wilson Quarterly (Fall 2016).

“Kim Gu on Reunification and War,” NKIDP e-Dossier no. 19 (June 2015).

Sino-European Relations during the Cold War and the Rise of a Multipolar World, co-edited with Enrico Fardella and Christian F. Ostermann (Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson Center, 2015).

“More Friends than Foes: Sino-Japanese Relations in 1984,” co-authored with Sergey Radchenko and Yutaka Kanda, CWIHP e-Dossier no. 48 (March 27, 2014).

“Bomba O Morte! Perché P’yŏngyang Non Molla L’Atomica” (“Bomb or death! Why Pyongyang does not give up its atomic weapons”), Quaderno Speciale di  Limes (Italy), Anno 4 n. 2 (2012): 147-154.

“Zhou Enlai and China’s Response to the Korean War,” NKIDP e-Dossier no. 9 (June 22, 2012).

Article, Book, and Dissertation Reviews

Review of “Shifting Political Calculation: The Secret Taiwan-Soviet Talks, 1963-1971,” by Xiang Zhai and Ruping Xiao, H-Diplo (July 27, 2016).

Review of “Exile Island: Xinjiang Refugees and the ‘One China’ Policy in Nationalist Taiwan, 1949-1971,” by Justin Jacobs, H-Diplo (July 1, 2016).

Review of “Staking Claims to China’s Borderland: Oil, Ores and State-building in Xinjiang Province, 1893-1964,” by Judd Creighton Kinzley, Dissertation Reviews (October 22, 2013).

Translations

Liang Zhi, “North Korean Apprentices in China and the Nature of Socialist Exchanges in the 1950s,” NKIDP e-Dossier no. 16 (September 15, 2014).

You Lan, “Caught in the Split: Chinese Students in the Soviet Union, 1960-1965,” CWIHP e-Dossier no. 52 (September 3, 2014).

Hongwei Fan, “Surface and Reality: Reassessing China-Myanmar Relations during the Cold War,” CWIHP e-Dossier no. 49 (May 5, 2014).

Conference Papers & Invited Talks

“The United States, China, and North Korea: What Do We Know about the Triangle?,” presented at Chaoxian bandao yanjiu gaofeng luntan 2017 (2017 Summit Forum on Korean Peninsula Studies), Yanbian University, Yanji, China, July 22, 2017.

“Researching in Asia’s Archives,” presented at the Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR), Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, May 31, 2017.

“Reconnecting the Cold War Circuit: the Taiwan Paradigm,” roundtable discussion with Michael Szonyi, Hsiao-ting Lin, Andrew Morris, and Charles Kraus, North American Taiwan Studies Asssociation (NATSA) Annual Conference, Stanford University, Stanford, California, May 26, 2017.

“When Leaders Think Historically: History and Policymaking in Modern China,” presented to Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York, New York, April 20, 2017.

“Lessons of the Past: Historical Thinking and the ‘Chinese Experience’ in Mao Zedong’s Worldview, 1949-1976,” presented at Mao Unplugged: The Chairman Between War and Revolution, organized by Sergey Radchenko, with discussant Chen Jian, Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, March 16-19, 2017.

“Losing Asia: The Republic of China, the Chinese Civil War, and a Divided Region, 1945-1950,” presented at Lengzhan shiqi Zhongguo yu zhoubian guojia guanxi: Xin shiliao yu xin shijiao (New Historical Materials and New Perspectives on China’s Relations with Its Neighbors during the Cold War), East China Normal University, Shanghai, China, March 11-14, 2017.

“‘The Asiatic countries should get together’: Nationalist China, the Civil War, and Regional Formations in Asia, 1945-1950,” presented at The Chinese Civil War and the Cold War: The Regional Impact, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom, October 27-29, 2016.

“Coca-Cola and China’s Reform and Opening, 1978-1984,” presented at Money Matters: Economic Issues in the International History of Asia, 1949-1989, organized by James Lin and Federico Pachetti, with discussant Meredith Oyen, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, June 23, 2016.

“Cosmopolitan Soldiers on a Contested Central Eurasian Front, 1944-1952,” presented at Cross-Border Foreign Fighters: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, University of Leeds, June 7, 2016.

“Using and Contributing to Digital Archives,” presented at the Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR), Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, May 27, 2016.

“Researching in Asia’s Archives,” presented at the Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR), Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, May 25, 2016.

“‘The Danger is Two-Fold’: Syngman Rhee’s Views on Decolonization and the Cold War in Asia, 1955-1957,” presented at “The Cold War and the Two Koreas,” Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, April 19, 2016.

“从历史角度分析中国城市化与经济发展 Cong lishi jiaodu fenxi Zhongguo chengshihua yu jingji fazhan” (“China’s Urbanization and Economic Development in Historical Perspective”), presented in Chinese at Zhongshan luntan (Zhongshan Forum), Nanjing, China, December 12, 2015.

“中国边疆与冷战的‘全球化’ Zhongguo bianjiang yu lengzhan de ‘quanqiuhua’” (“China’s Border Regions and the ‘Globalization’ of the Cold War”), presented in Chinese at Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China, December 10, 2015.

“Sino-European Relations during the Cold War and the Rise of a Multipolar World,” presented at 2015nian Beijing luntan (2015 Beijing Forum), Peking University, Beijing, China, November 7, 2015.

“论在中国东北的民族认同建设 (1945年-1952年) Lun zai Zhongguo dongbei de minzu rentong jianshe (1945nian-1952nian)” (“Chinese Ethnic Identity Construction in Dongbei, 1945-1952”), presented in Chinese at Lengzhan shiqi dongbei Ya: anquan yu fazhan (Northeast Asia during the Cold War: Security and Development), Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China, September 13, 2015.

“Using and Contributing to Digital Archives,” presented at the Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR), Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, May 29, 2015.

“Limited Alignment: New Evidence on Anti-Communist Asia (1955-1957) from the Papers of Syngman Rhee,” presented at Lengzhan shiqi Zhongguo zhoubian guanxi dang’an shouju yu zhegli guoji yantao hui (International Symposium on the Collection and Review of Archival Materials on China’s Relations with Its Neighbors during the Cold War), East China Normal University, Shanghai, China, December 21, 2014.

“Xinjiang and the Globalization of the Cold War, 1944-1952,” presented at Lengzhan shiqi Zhongguo xibei yu lingguo guanxi (China’s Northwest and its Relations with its Neighbors during the Cold War), Xinjiang Normal University, Urumqi, China, October 15, 2014.

“The Origins of Shanghai’s ‘Educated Youth’ on the Chinese Frontier,” presented at New Sources and New Perspectives on China’s Frontiers during the Cold War, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, August 7, 2014.

“A Brief Introduction to Chinese Archives,” presented at the Sungkyunkwan University-Wilson Center Workshop on Korean History, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, July 14, 2014.

“The Global and Local Cold Wars in Xinjiang,” History Department Second-Year Graduate Research Colloquium, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, April 23, 2014.

“From the Schoolyard to the Battlefield: Chinese-North Korean Relations through the Eyes of the Overseas Chinese in Korea, 1945-1953,” for the panel Utilizing the Captured Documents: New Perspectives on Society, Institutions, and Foreign Relations in Revolutionary and Wartime North Korea, 1945-1953, organized by Charles Kraus and Youngjun Kim, with discussant Bruce Cumings, Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, March 29, 2014.

“Sino-Soviet-American Competition in Chinese Central Asia and the Globalization of the Cold War, 1944-1952,” 9th Annual History Graduate Student Association Conference, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, February 21, 2014.

“Bridging East Asia’s Revolutions: The Overseas Chinese in North Korea, 1945-1953,” 42nd Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies Conference, University of Delaware, November 2, 2013.

“To Die On the Steppe: Sino-Soviet-American Relations and the Cold War in Chinese Central Asia, 1944-1952,” GWU-UCSB-LSE International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War, The George Washington University, April 26, 2013.*

*Awarded Saki Ruth Dockrill Memorial Prize for Best Paper

“Mutual Dependence in Sino-North Korean Relations: Evidence from the Chinese Civil War and the Korean War,” SAIS Asia Conference, Washington, D.C., April 6, 2012.

“The Centralizing State: Social Investigations and Political Campaigns in Xinjiang, 1949-1955,” for the panel Ethnicity and State Power in China’s Western Borderlands: The Early People’s Republic, organized by Donald Sutton, with discussants Paul Pickowicz, Jeremy Brown, and Julia Strauss, Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, March 16, 2012.

“Brotherhood of Scars: Chinese-Korean Relations during Wartime, 1945-1953,” Graduate Student Conference on Asian Affairs, Columbia University, February 10, 2012.

“Chinese Communist Politics in Xinjiang, 1949-1955,” 60th Annual Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Macalester College, October 28, 2011.

“Xinjiang: between China and Central Asia,” presented to the Weils Senior Living Community, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, February 16, 2010.

Individual Awards & Prizes Received (abbreviated)

Predissertation-Summer Travel Grant (Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies), Summer/Fall 2015

Cosmos Scholar Award (Cosmos Club Foundation), Summer 2014

U.S. Young Researcher Program (KAKEHASHI Project, Japan Foundation), May 2014

Howard M. Sachar Prize (The George Washington University), Spring 2013

Saki Ruth Dockrill Memorial Prize, Spring 2013

NSEP David L. Boren Scholarship, 2008-2009 Academic Year

Archival & Research Library Experience

Foreign Languages used in Research

  • Mandarin Chinese
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