Professor Chong Wook Chung will discuss Sino-Korean relations based on his experience working for the Korean government in Seoul and in Beijing. He will also interpret current developments in the trianglular relationship between Pyongyang, Seoul, and Beijing.
Professor Chung, a former ambassador to the People's Republic of China, is a distinguished professor at Dong-A University in Korea, and is currently teaching a course on Korea and East Asia in the Department of Government at Harvard University as the inaugural Kim Koo Visiting Professor. He has taught at many universities including American University, Claremont McKenna College, George Washington University, and Seoul National University. His book-length English publications include the book Maoism and Development (Seoul National University Press, 1980), and the co-edited volume Korea's Options in a Changing World (UC Berkeley Press, 1992).
Professor Chung holds a B.A. in International Relations from Seoul National University and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University. He was awarded the Yale Alumni Award in 2007.
This seminar is made possible by the generous support from the Koret Foundation.