PEAK Staff Profile

Felix Kuhn,
Project Assistant Professor – Japan in East Asia



Prof. Kuhn Felix Kuhn received his PhD in the field of Political Science from the National University of Singapore in 2019. After teaching for several years at the Beijing Foreign Studies University-Keele University Collaborative Programme on Diplomacy, he joined the University of Tokyo in 2023. He teaches courses on historical and contemporary Japanese foreign relations and the practice of diplomacy.

Research Interests

Felix Kuhn’s main research areas are diplomatic history and contemporary international relations, with a focus on East Asia. He is especially interested in the variety of diplomatic practices in history and the development of these practices up to our time.

Selected Publications

“Much More Than Tribute: The Foreign Policy Instruments of the Ming Empire.” Journal of Chinese History 5, no. 1 (2021), 59-82.

"The Development of Diplomatic Equality Since the Congress of Vienna." Diplomacy & Statecraft 34, no. 2 (2023), 155-179.