Dr. Lee is a professor in the Department of Chinese Studies at Dongduk Women’s University, where he has taught Chinese politics and foreign relations since 1997. He is now chair of the China research panel of the East Asia Institute in the Ministry of Unification, and he is a member of the executive committee for the Joint Committee of Experts for Korea-China Strategic Cooperative Partnership. Previously, he was an editor of The Journal of Contemporary China Studies in Korea (2010-2011). He has published over 40 scholarly articles, monographs, and edited books. He was a visiting scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University from 2005 to 2006. He received his M.A. in political science from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and his Ph.D. in international politics from Peking University.