Robert Bedeski
Robert Bedeski

Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria,

Affiliate Professor, University of Washington,

President, Asian Politics and History Association






Robert Bedeski has written books and articles on Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Mongolian politics and history. His most recent books are Prolonging Existence: Lessons from Genghis Khan and a Theory of Life Security, and Dynamics of the Korean state: From the Paleolithic Era to Candlelight Democracy.

He is currently writing a book on how states are replacing civilizations as the matrix of human existence. His chief research and writing interest are the evolution and formation of the nation-state in Asia.