CURRICULUM VITAE (as of June 2016)






Institutional Affiliation:  Professor

Department of International Relations

College of Social Sciences

Seoul National University



Program on US-China Relations(PUCR)

Asia Center

Seoul National University


Address:  Department of Political Science and International Relations

College of Social Sciences

Seoul National University

Seoul 08826

Republic of Korea

Telephone:  Office: +82-2-880-6352

Fax: +82-2-886-1402







Ph.D. (Political Science), The University of Michigan, 1993

Dissertation: The Politics of Policy Implementation in Post-Mao China: Central Control and Provincial Autonomy under Decentralization

M.A. (Modern Chinese History), Brown University, 1985

Thesis: The Mass-Line Implementation in the Cultural Revolution: A Comparison with the Yenan Revolution


B.A. (Korean Language and Literature), Seoul National University, 1983


Previous Employment


Director, Institute for China Studies, Seoul National University, 2008-2011


Korea Foundation Visiting Professor, Renmin University, China, September 2007-January 2008


Visiting Senior Fellow, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, June-July 2004


CNAPS Fellow, The Brookings Institution, 9/2002 – 7/2003


Assistant & Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Seoul National University, 3/1996 - 9/2004


Assistant professor in the Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of  Science and Technology, 7/1993 - 2/1996


Visiting Fellow, Department of Public Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, June-August 2001


Graduate teaching assistant at the Department of Political Science, the University of Michigan, 1987-89 and 1991 



English, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Cantonese (basic)


Memberships, Professional Services and Institutional Affiliations


     Editorial Committee member, Beyond Parallel (CSIS), 2016


     Editorial Committee member, Chinese Political Science Review (Fudan University),  2015 -


     Best Book Award, Korean Association for International Studies,  2012 -


     Editorial Committee member, Issues and Studies (National Chengchi University), 2012


     Best Researcher Award, Seoul National University, 2009


     Editorial Committee member, Pacific Affairs, 2008 –


Editorial Committee member, Politics, 2007 –


Editorial Committee member, Journal of Northeast Asian History, 2007 –


Editorial Committee member, Hanguoyanjiu luncong (ϼ), 2007 -


Advisory Council Member, Ministry of Unification, 2004 - 2006


Advisory Council Member, National Security Council, 2003 - 2006

Advisory Council Member, Korea Foundation, 2004 - 2009

Founding Coordinator, Asian Network for the Study of Local China (ANSLoC), 2006 -


KIDA-Fellow, Korean Institute for Defense Analysis, 2003 - 2006


Coordinator, Federation of Korean Industries-China Forum, 2003 - 2006


Fellow, POSCO Research Institute, 2003 - 2006


Editorial Committee member, China Quarterly (SOAS), 2007 -

Editorial Committee Member, East Asia: An International Quarterly, 2008 -


Editorial Committee member, Asian Perspective (IFES), 2007 -

Editorial Committee member, China: An International Journal (by EAI, National University

of Singapore), 2002-

Editorial Committee member, Korean Journal of Security Affairs (KNDU), 2006 - 2010


Editorial Committee member, Korean Journal of Policy Science, 2004-


Series Editor, Nanam Contemporary China Studies (in Korean), 2000-2002


Editorial Committee member, China Perspectives (Hong Kong by Centre d'Etudes Francais sur la Chine Contemporaine), 1998-


Editorial Committee member, Provincial China: Research, News, and Analysis (Sydney), 1996-


Foundation Fellow, Centre for Research on Provincial China (Sydney). 1998-


International Advisory Board member, Centre for Research on Provincial China (Sydney), 1998-


Founding Co-ordinator, Korean Association of Chinese Political Studies (KACPS), 2001-2002


Editor, KACPS Newsletter, 2001-2002


Freeman Fellow, The Salzburg Seminar (Austria), 1999


Research Fellow, Centre of China Studies, The City University of Hong Kong, 1994-1996


Honorary Research Fellow, Universities Service Centre, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1996-


Advisor, New Strategies Group, China National Association for Future Studies (Beijing), 1995-


Member, Association for Asian Studies, 1991-


Member, Korea Political Science Association, 1997-


Member (and member of the Board of Directors), Korea International Studies Association, 1997-


Member, Research Travel Grant Faculty Review Committee, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 1994-1995


Member, Information and Technology Committee, College of Social Sciences, Seoul National University, 1997-2001


Co-ordinator, Seoul National University Unification Forum (SNUUF), Seoul National University, 2000-2002