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Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership - Student Profiles



I hold a Bachelor Degree in International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs from Bologna University, Italy, and a Double MSc in International Affairs from Peking University and the London School of Economics. After completing an MSc in Modern Japanese Studies at St Antony's College, Oxford, I am now pursuing a PhD on Japan's diplomatic history, focusing on its post-war envoy diplomacy to Southeast Asia.

Other academic interests

- Japan's ODA policy

- Japan-Myanmar relations

- Myanmar's post-colonial history 

- Myanmar's ethnic minorities


Key publications: 

- 'The Friends of the Burma Hill People': Lieutenant Colonel John Cromarty Tulloch and the British Support to the Karen

Independence Movement, 1947–1952. Journal of Burma Studies, Volume 21, Number 2, December 2017, pp. 263-298

Department: Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Supervisor: Dr John Nilsson-Wright
College: Corpus Christi
AHRC Subject Area: Asian Studies
Title of thesis: "Japan's Envoy Diplomacy: Personal Networks and Conflict Mediation in Asia" (tentative)
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