September 18, 2012


By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Hochul Lee will give the talk, "China in North Korean nuclear crises: 'Interest' and 'identity' in foreign behavior," Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored with the MacArthur Chair program in East Asian studies and the Departments of East Asian Studies, International Relations, and Political Science.

"Professor Lee is a leading scholar on China and East Asian security in Korea. His talk will help us understand the intricacies of North Korea's nuclear crises and Chinese foreign policy," said Zhiqun Zhu, associate professor of international relations and political science at Bucknell.

A professor of China and international studies at the University of Incheon, Korea, Lee teaches courses on Chinese politics and foreign affairs and on East Asian international relations. Director of the university's Institute of China Studies, he has served as Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Dean of Student Affairs.

President of the Korean Association of International Studies (KAIS) and adviser to the Ministry of National Reunification, he also served as an adviser on foreign and national security affairs with the Republic of Korea Presidential Committee on Northeast Asian Cooperation Initiative.

Lee is well published on Chinese politics and East Asian affairs. His most recent publications include "China in North Korean Nuclear Crises: 'Interest' and 'Identity' in Foreign Behavior" in Journal of Contemporary China (2013), "China's Rise and East Asian Security" in New Dynamics in East Asian Politics (Continuum International, 2012), "China's Foreign Policy-Making in post-Cold War East Asia" in Regionalism, Economic Integration and Security in Asia (Edward Elgar, 2011), "Political Institutionalization as Political Development in China"in Journal of Contemporary China (2010), and "Reforming China's State-Owned Commercial Banks: A 'Double Game' between 'Market' and 'Plan'"(2006).

He visited Peking University in Beijing and Fudan University in Shanghai several times as a visiting professor to conduct researches.

Lee earned his B.A. from Seoul National University (1981) and his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science at Rutgers University (1993), where he worked as a research assistant at the Center for Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies (1989-93) and was awarded the Walter C. Russell Scholarship (1988-92).

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