David Arase is resident professor of International Politics at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
Before joining the Hopkins-Nanjing Center faculty, David was a professor of politics at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., teaching international relations and East Asian affairs for 22 years. He is a graduate of Cornell University (BA liberal arts, 1977), the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (MA, international relations, 1982), and the University of California at Berkeley (PhD, political science,1989). He has had a Japan Foundation dissertation fellowship and an Abe Foundation research fellowship and has been a US State Department-sponsored touring speaker in South Korea and China. He has also visited at the Japan Institute of International Affairs, Institute for Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore) and the Institute of East Asian Studies at UC Berkeley, and has taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies in the University of London and the University of Tsukuba in Japan.
His three most recent books are the Routledge Handbook on Africa-Asia Relations (Routledge, 2017); China's Rise and East Asian Order (Palgrave, 2016); and The US-Japan alliance: balancing soft and hard power in East Asia (Nissan Institute/Routledge, 2010), which was awarded the Ohira Memorial Foundation Special Prize in 2011. His current research focus is China’s rise, growing Sino-US strategic rivalry, and the effect on Indo-Pacific regional order. He has produced numerous articles, book chapters, reports, and media commentaries addressing these topics in recent years.