Robert H.N. Ho Professor in Asian Studies and Professor of History, Colgate University
- HS12: Legitimating the State: International Orders and Political Imaginations of China, 1300-present
David Robinson explores questions of violence, court culture, foreign relations, historical memory, and the military in early modern Eurasia. His most recent book, Korea and the Fall of the Mongol Empire: Shifting Allies and the Rise of a New East Asian Order (forthcoming 2022), traces the experiences of Korea as a key ally, first to the Mongols, and then to the newly established Ming dynasty in China. He has held research fellowships at Princeton University, Kyoto University, Academia Sinica (Taiwan), and the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton).