Seong-Hyon Lee

Seong-Hyon Lee, Ph.D., ICAS Fellow, is Director, Center for Chinese Studies at the Sejong Institute in Seoul. Previously, he was Director, Department of Unification Strategy at the Sejong Institute. Seong-Hyon's research portfolio includes China-DPRK relations, China-U.S. relations and China-South Korea relations, as well as East Asian geopolitics. He lived in Beijing for 11 years.

Seong-Hyon's recent articles include "Where Is Washington? The Missing Mediator between Seoul and Tokyo." The Washington Quarterly, 2019, Vol 42, 1. p.89-110; "Historical Perspective on China's 'Tipping Point' with North Korea," Asian Perspective 42 (2018), 33-60. With Dongggil Kim; "Why Did We Get China Wrong? Reconsidering the Popular Narrative: China will abandon North Korea," International Journal of Korean Unification Studies, 2016, vol.25, no.1, pp. 65-93; "Chinese Scholarly Perspectives on Contemporary Sino-South Korean Relations," Journal of Korean Studies, Volume 21, Number 1, Spring 2016, pp. 265-275. With Qian Yong. In addition, he penned numerous policy briefs on national security and foreign policy on the topic of China, North Korea and International Relations of East Asia.

He is a graduate from Grinnell College, Harvard University, and Tsinghua University (Ph.D. in international communication). Seong-Hyon was Pantech Fellow of Stanford University's Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC). He was a Salzburg Global Fellow. Seong-Hyon gave lectures and talks at the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (twice), Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Harvard Kennedy School, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, Seoul National University, Hudson Institute, among others. He was also invited to The Shangri-La Dialogue and Boao Forum in China.

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