David P. Fields is the author of Foreign Friends: Syngman Rhee, American Exceptionalism, and the Division of Korea (University Press of Kentucky, 2019). David earned his PhD in US diplomatic history from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2017. He is the editor of The Diary of Syngman Rhee, published by the Museum of Contemporary Korean History, and the book review editor of the Journal of American-East Asian Relations. His scholarship has been published in the North Korea Review, Journal of American-East Asian Relations, SinoNK.com, Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society-Korea Branch, the Working Papers Series of the Cold War International History Project and the Washington Post. He is the associate director of the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin—Madison.