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Centre for Geopolitics

Providing historically-grounded approaches to enduring geopolitical problems.


Jonathan is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, specialising in modern Sino-Japanese history. His research wrestles with the 50,000+ students from China who studied in Japan between 1896 and 1945, their encounters with Japanese society, and what this study-abroad movement meant for Sino-Japanese relations both then and now. More broadly, Jonathan is interested in the themes of cultural exchange, studying abroad, movement of ideas across borders, post-WWII reconciliation between China and Japan, and the rise of China. He is also passionate about the history of Hong Kong, where he is from. 

Prior to Cambridge, Jonathan graduated with an MPhil and a BA from the University of Oxford. He is currently a recipient of a Sasakawa Japanese Studies Postgraduate Studentship. Jonathan also leads undergraduate seminars and supervisions at Cambridge on modern Japanese History.