Gregg A. Brazinsky

Gregg Brazinsky
Title:
Professor
Office:
503
Address:
Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
Phone:
202-994-0987
Email:
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia
  • 20th-century United States
  • Cold War
  • Diplomatic History

Gregg A. Brazinsky works on U.S.-East Asian relations and East Asian international history. He is interested in the flow of commerce, ideas, and culture among Asian countries and across the Pacific. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and Korean. He is the author of two books: Winning the Third World (2017), which focuses on Sino-American Rivalry in the Third World and Nation Building in South Korea (2007), which explores U.S.-South Korean relations during the Cold War. Currently he is working on two other book projects. The first examines American nation building in Asia during the Cold War. The second explores Sino-North Korean relations between 1949 and 1992 and focuses specifically on the development of cultural and economic ties between the two countries. He has received numerous fellowships to support his research including the Kluge Fellowship from the Library of Congress, the Smith Richardson Foundation junior faculty fellowship, and a fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Center. Professor Brazinsky also currently serves as the director of GW's Cold War Group

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Education

Ph.D., Cornell University, 2002

Publications

Winning the Third World: Sino-American Rivalry during the Cold War (2017)

“Showcasing the Chinese Version of Moderni-tea in Africa: Tea Plantations and PRC Economic Aid to Guinea and Mali during the 1960s” (CWIHP Working Paper)

Nation Building in South Korea: Koreans, Americans and the Making of a Democracy. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.

"The United States and Multilateral Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia," Asian Perspective 32, no.2 (Summer 2008): 21-36.

"From Pupil to Model: American economic development policy and the ROK 1961-1968." Diplomatic History 29, no. 1 (January 2005): 83-115.

"Koreanizing Modernization: South Korean Intellectuals and American Modernization Theories." In Staging Growth: Modernization, Development and the Cold War, ed. Michael Latham et. al., 251-274. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2003.

Classes Taught

HIST 3046: The Cold War in the Third World

HIST 2340: U.S. Diplomatic History in the 20th Century

HIST 6630: Topics in Korean History