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Sohn, Yul (손열)
Director, Institute for Global Sustainability
Professor of International and Japanese Political Economy
Ph.D., The University of Chicago (Political Science), Chicago, Illinois, USA (1994)
Japanese politics and foreign policy, international political economy, East Asian international relations

yulsohn@yonsei.ac.kr
82-2-2123-4183 · Room : 604

Profile
Professor Sohn is Director of Yonsei University’s Institute for Global Sustainability. He is also President of the East Asia Institute (EAI) and President-elect of the Korean Association for International Studies. Sohn has served Dean of Yonsei GSIS (2012-2016) and President of the Korean Association for Contemporary Japanese Studies (2012). Before joining the faculty at Yonsei, he was professor of international studies at Chung-Ang University and visiting scholar at institutions in the University of Tokyo, Waseda University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of California at Berkeley. Sohn has written extensively on Japanese politics and foreign policy, international political economy, and East Asian international relations. His most recent book publications include Japan and Asia’s Contest Order (with T. J. Pempel) and Understanding Public Diplomacy in East Asia (with Jan Melissen).
Education
  • Ph.D., The University of Chicago (Political Science), Chicago, Illinois, USA (1994)
  • M.A., The University of Chicago (Political Science), Chicago, Illinois, USA (1989)
  • B.A., Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea (1985)
Teaching Experience
  • Foreign Scholar, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo
  • Visiting Professor, Advanced Institute of Science, Waseda University
  • Visiting Scholar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Visiting Scholar, University of California at Berkeley
  • Professor of International Cooperation, Chung-Ang University (2001- 2005)
Courses and Current Research Area
  • Japanese Politics & Foreign Policy
  • Seminar on Global Political Economy
  • East Asian International Relations
Academic Publications
“South Korea’s Drive for Middle Power Influence,” Global Asia, vol. 11, no. 1, Spring 2016.
“The Abe Effect on South Korea's Trade Policy”, Asian Perspective 39-3, Sep 2015.
“The Abe Effect in Northeast Asia: Interplay of Economics, Security and Identity” Asian Perspective 39-3, Sep 2015.
“South Korea in 2013 Meeting New Challenges with the Old Guard”, Asian Survey, 54-1, Jan 2014.
“South Korea in 2012: An Election Year under Rebalancing Challenges”, Asian Survey, 53-1, Jan 2013.
“Middle Powers Like South Korea Can’t Do Without Soft Power and Network Power,” Global Asia, vol. 7, no. 2 (Fall 2012)
“Securitizing Trade: The Case of the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement”, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, 11-3, Sep 2011.
“Japanese Market Opening Between American Pressure and Korean Challenge”, Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies, 33-2, June 2011.
“Attracting Neighbors: Soft Power Competition in East Asia”, The Korean Journal of Policy Studies, 26-1, April 2011.
“Japan's New Regionalism: China Shock, Values, and the East Asian Community”, Asian Survey 50, May 2010.

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