China and the Two Koreas: Do Leadership Changes Lead to Policy Changes?
Luncheon Presentation by Jae-ho Chung, Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Seoul National University
Registration at 12:15pm
Luncheon at 12:30pm
Close at 2:00pm
The year 2013 is significant in that China and the two Koreas all had new leaders - Xi Jinping, Park Geun-hye and Kim Jong-un. Do leadership changes lead to significant policy changes? Or, despite key changes in casting, does the script remain more or less the same? Professor Jae-ho Chung of Seoul National University will offer insights on China's complex yet evolving relations with her "strategic cooperative partner," South Korea and with her "uncomfortable ally," North Korea.
Jae-ho Chung is Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Director of the Program on U.S.-China Relations at Seoul National University. Professor Chung taught at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology during 1993-96 and was a CNAPS Fellow at the Brookings Institution in 2002-3. Professor Chung has served on the advisory committee for the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Reunification, and the National Security Council. He is the author or editor of 14 books, including Central Control and Local Discretion in China (Oxford 2000), Between Ally and Partner: Korea-China Relations and the United States (Columbia 2007), and China’s Crisis Management (Routledge 2011). Professor Chung, a graduate of Seoul National University, Brown University and the University of Michigan where he received his Ph.D. in 1993, is a recipient of Korean Association for International Studies Best Book Award in 2012.