Robert   Hoppens

Associate Professor  

Robert Hoppens

Robert Hoppens (Ph.D., Modern Japanese History, University of Washington) studies the history of Sino-Japanese relations, Cold War history and issues of national identity in East Asia.





Selected Publications


  • Robert Hoppens. Contemporary Japan-Taiwan Relations in Historical Context. Nottingham: Asia Dialogue, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2018.

  • Robert Hoppens. "Japan-Taiwan Relations under Abe and Tsai in Historical Context," 2018 Policy Guidance from the U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Cohort IV. Washington D.C.: The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, June 2018: 9-10.

  • Robert Hoppens. "Japan-Taiwan Relations under Abe and Tsai in Historical Context," Expert Voices on Japan: Security, Economic, Social and Foreign Policy Recommendations, U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Cohort IV. Washington D.C.: Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, June 2018: 49-64.

  • Robert Hoppens. Review of June Teufel Dreyer, Middle Kingdom and Empire of the Rising Sun: Sino-Japanese Relations, Past and Present. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016) and Ming Wan, Understanding Japan-China Relations: Theories and Issues (Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific, 2016).. Seattle, WA: Journal of Japanese Studies, 43, no. 2 July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2017: 527-531.

  • Robert Hoppens. Review of Griseldis Kirsch, Contemporary Sino-Japanese Relations on Screen: A History, 1989-2005. (London: Bloomsbury Academic. 2015). Monumenta Nipponica, 71, no. 2 March 2017: 491-494.

  • Robert Hoppens. The China Problem in Postwar Japan: Japanese National Identity and Sino-Japanese Relations. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.

  • Robert Hoppens. "The 1979 Sino-Vietnamese War and the Transformation of Japan's Relations with China in Diplomacy and Discourse," Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies 14, no. 2 (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2014).

  • Robert Hoppens. Review of Paula S. Harrell, Asia for the Asians: China in the Lives of Five Meiji Japanese. London: The China Quarterly, no. 214 June 2013: 500-501.

  • Robert Hoppens. Review of Tonio Andrade, Lost Colony: The Untold Story of China's First Great Victory over the West. Chattanooga: Education About Asia, 18, no. 1 April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2013: 68-69.

  • Robert Hoppens. "Peace through Historical Revisionism: Yamamoto Shichihei on Sino-Japanese Relations in the 1970s," Sino-Japanese Studies 19, no. 4 (December 2012): 47-65.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Robert Hoppens. US-Japan Network for the Future, Cohort 4, Maureen and Mike Mansfield and Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP), (June 2016 - June 2018)

  • Robert Hoppens. Population Scarcity and an Immigration Allergy: Japanese Immigration Control Policy in Comparative Perspective, Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, $1,207.00 (March 27, 2017)

  • Robert Hoppens. NSEP David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship, National Security Education Program, (2005 - 2006)

  • Robert Hoppens. Harvard-Peking University-University of Hawaii China Studies Fellowship, Harvard, Peking University and University of Hawaii, (2004 - 2005)

  • Robert Hoppens. Fulbright Third-Country Research Grant, Institute of International Education, (April 2004 - July 2004)

  • Robert Hoppens. Fulbright Fellowship, Institute of International Education, (September 2002 - April 2004)

  • Robert Hoppens. Blakemore Foundation Fellowship, Blakemore Foundation, (2001 - 2002)

  • Robert Hoppens. Japan Foundation Scholarship, Japan Foundation, (1998 - 1999)



Selected Presentations


  • Robert Hoppens. "Japan-Taiwan Relations under Abe and Tsai in Historical Context," U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Policy Summit, Capitol Hill Symposium, Panel 2: Politics and Leadership, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, Cannon House Office Building, Washington D.C. (June 2018)

  • Robert Hoppens. "History and Nationalism in Japan’s Relations with China in the 1970s," SMU Sun & Star China Symposium: The China Challenge and International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Southern Methodist University, Southern Methodist University (March 2018)

  • Robert Hoppens. Southwest Texas Asian Symposium , UTRGV Asian Studies Minor, UTRGV (November 2017)

  • Robert Hoppens. "US-East Asia Relations under the Trump Administration," Southwest Texas Asian Symposium (SWTAS), UTRGV Asians Studies Minor, UTRGV (November 2017)

  • Robert Hoppens. "Ohira Masayoshi and Sino-Japanese Relations in the 1970s," SOAS Japan Research Centre Seminar Program, SOAS University of London, UK (December 2015)

  • Robert Hoppens. "Japanese War Guilt and Sino-Japanese Relations in the 1970s," Cambridge East Asian Studies Seminar Series, European Research Council, War Crimes and Empire Project, Cambridge University, Cambridge UK (November 2015)

  • Robert Hoppens. "He Yingqin and Cold War Japan-China Relations," 44th Annual Southwest Conference of Asian Studies (SWCAS), Texas Christian University (TCU) (November 2015)

  • Robert Hoppens. "Allegories of Historical Revisionism: Yamamoto Shichihei on Sino-Japanese Relations in the 1970s," East Asian Studies series, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (November 2012)

  • Robert Hoppens. "The Transformation of Sino-Japanese Relations in the 1970s: Japanese Diplomacy and Discourse in the Cold War," 22nd Annual International Association of Historians of Asia Conference, International Association of Historians of Asia (IAHA), Solo, Indonesia (July 2012)

  • Robert Hoppens. "Panda-Brand Cigarettes and Japanese Nationalism: Eto Jun meets Deng Xiaoping, October 1978," Association of Asian Studies annual meeting, Association of Asian Studies (AAS), Chicago, IL (March 2009)

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