Ryosuke Kobayashi specializes in modern Tibetan history. He received his B.A. from Chuō University, and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Tsukuba in Japan. He was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellow (PD) at Toyo Bunko (The Oriental Library) from 2010 to 2013, and has served as a member of Toyo Bunko’s Tibet research committee since 2013. He was also a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad as well as a visiting scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University from 2014 to 2016. His research interests include the local history of Kham, otherwise known as eastern Tibet, and the diplomatic activity of the Tibetan government in the early 20th century.