Adam Cathcart is lecturer in Chinese history at the University of Leeds, a post he has held since September 2013.
His work emphasizes transnational interactions in Northeast Asia in the early Cold War, including Chinese-North Korean relations, the Korean War, and Chinese views of the US occupation of Japan.
In 2010, he won China Quarterly‘s Gordon White Prize for his article “To Serve Revenge for the Dead: CCP Reflections of the War of Resistance in the PRC Foreign Ministry Archive, 1949-1956.”
“…more of a single scholar’s East Asian Journal (capital ‘J’) than it is a weblog”
– Melville House
Adam Cathcart’s commentaries on matters concerning North Korea, cultural exchanges, and the Chinese-North Korean border have been published in the Financial Times, The Guardian, and the South China Morning Post, among others. He has been interviewed and quoted by such outlets as National Public Radio, the Washington Post, The Economist, and Le Monde.
He tweets [@]adamcathcart and was listed as one of Foreign Policy magazine’s “Top 100 Twitterati” in 2014.
Dr. Cathcart receives research funding from the Beyond the Korean War Project at Cambridge University, and is presently on a research fellowship with the Academy of Korean Studies. He is the founder and co-editor of Sino-NK, an online scholarly collective.
He has previously lived and worked in China (Chengdu, Shenyang, and Mao’er hutong in Beijing) and speaks and reads Chinese fluently.