Ha-kyoung Lee is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate School of Political Sciences, Seoul National University, Korea. She obtained her B.A. in English Education and M.A. in Political Science from Seoul National University. Her research interests include ideological foundations of ruling elites, power politics among political actors, relations between society and state, and historical transactions of political structures in Korea. Her Ph.D. dissertation aims to examine the characteristics of state-society relations in the late Chosǒn Dynasty – the period between the late nineteenth and the early twentieth century – by tracing changes in the identity, power, and role of the ruling elite.
He Junzhi received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Fudan University in 2003 and currently is an associate professor at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs of Fudan University. He studied at St. Antony’s College of the University of Oxford as a senior associate member from September 2007 to August 2008. His research focuses on comparative electoral and parliamentary systems, especially the Chinese People’s Congress system. His recent research looks at independent candidates in China’s local elections and budget reforms in local governance.
Huck-ju Kwon is Professor at Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University. He graduated from Seoul National University and obtained D. Phil in Politics from St Antony’s College, Oxford University. He was Director of the Global Research Network on Social Protection in East Asia, funded by the Korea Research Council (2010-2013). Previously he worked as Research Co-ordinator at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) (2002-2005). He has served for Global Social Policy as Regional Editor for East Asia since 2003 and Vice-President of the RC19 since 2010. He has serves a number of government committees in the Republic of Korea, including the Ministerial Commission on the Civil Service Pension Reform. During his stay at Harvard-Yenching Institute, Kwon will work on Korea’s transition to the universal welfare state from normative and political perspectives.
His research interest is on comparative social policy in East Asia, international development policy and global governance. His publications include, Transforming the Developmental Welfare State in East Asia (Palgrave, 2005), The East Asian Welfare Model: the State and Welfare Orientalism (London: Routledge, 1998, co-author) and the Korean State and Social Policy (Oxford University Press 2006, co-author). Kwon also published a number of peer-review journal articles including, ‘Poverty Reduction and Good Governance’ (Development and Change, forthcoming), ‘Introduction: Social Policy and Economic Development in Late Industrializers’, (International Journal of Social Welfare, 2009), ‘Policy Learning and Transfer in the East Asian Developmental State’ (Policy and Politics, 2009), ‘Advocacy Coalition and Health Politics in Korea’, (Social Policy and Administration, 2006), ‘Transforming the developmental welfare states in East Asia’, (Development and Change, 2005) and ‘Beyond European Welfare Regimes: comparative perspectives on East Asian welfare systems’ (Journal of Social Policy, 1997).
- Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
Current Research Projects and Interests: Chinese Migration Overseas; Sino-Southeast Asian Relations; the Role of the Ethnic Chinese in the Asia-Pacific Region.
1.The Role of Ethnic Chinese in the International Relations. Beijing: Xinhua Press, 2003, 245 pp. (This book was based on a research project funded by China’s National Foundation of Social Sciences in 1999, and was awarded the First Prize in the 7th Shanghai Excellent Productions of Social Sciences Research (2002-2003).
2. Chinese Americans and Their Cultural Changes. Shanghai: Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences Press, 1998, 172 pp.
1.“New Overseas Chinese/Ethnic Chinese and the Development of People-to-People Relationship——A Case study on the People-to-People Relations between China and Singapore.” Overseas Chinese History Studies, Beijing, No.2, 2007, pp.7-22.
2.“Migrants, Nationalism and Transnationalism in the Post-Cold War Period: A Case Study on the American Chinese.” Overseas Chinese History Studies, Beijing, No.1, 2006, pp.18-29.
3.“Migration in Southeast Asia since 1990: Problems and Prospect.” Journal of Social Sciences, Shanghai, No.12, 2005, pp. 32-40.
4.“Localization and Globalization of Contemporary International Migration: Analysis from Perspective of Transnationalism.” Contemporary International Relations, Beijing, No.8, 2004, pp.18-24. (Reprinted in Chinese Social Sciences Digest. Beijing, No.6, 2004, pp. 58-60, and awarded the Second Prize in the 8th Shanghai Excellent Productions of Social Sciences Research (2004-2005).
5.“Riots in Indonesia: Dilemma of Chinese Minority and Their Options in the Context of Multi-bilateral Relations.” Journal of Asian Studies, Hong Kong, No.46, 2003, pp. 102-129.
6.“Chinese Education and Sino-Southeast Asian Interactions during the Post-Cold War Period.” Journal of Asian Studies, Hong Kong, No.43, 2002, pp.184-203.
Professor Kimiya teaches comparative politics in the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He received his M.A. in Politics from the University of Tokyo and his Ph.D. in Comparative Politics from Korea University. His past research has focused on the political economy of South Korea and Northeast international relations. He has also done research on Taiwan, the United States, China, North Korea and Russia.
As a professor of political science, Dr. Huan has done extensive research on the German Green Party and the European Greens as a whole. He is a leading scholar on environmental politics in China. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Shandong University in 1997. Supported by the EU-China Higher Education Cooperation Programme and the DAAD-K.C. Wong Research Fellowship respectively, he studied at Luneburg University between 1998-99 and at Dusseldorf University in 2002.
Nishino Junya is Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Law and Politics, Keio University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Yonsei University. His research focuses on contemporary Korean politics, international relations of East Asia and Japan-Korea relations. Previously he served as a Special Analyst on Korean Affairs in the Intelligence and Analysis Service of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2006-2007), and was a Special Assistant on Korean Politics at the Japanese Embassy in Seoul (2002-2004).