Dr. Chung is a Professor of international relations at Seoul National University. Prior to joining Seoul National University in 1996, he taught at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 1993 to 1996. Dr. Chung was a CNAPS Fellow at the Brookings Institution from 2002 to 2003 and served as the Director of the Center for International Studies and the Institute for China Studies at Seoul National University from 2003 to 2005 and 2008 to 2011, respectively. He has served on the advisory committees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ministry of National Reunification, and National Security Council. He received Seoul National University’s Best Researcher Award in 2009 and is the founding coordinator of the Asian Network for the Study of Local China. Professor Chung is the author of over 70 articles (including six in China Quarterly), and has authored or edited fourteen books, including Central Control and Local Discretion in China (Oxford University Press, 2000), Charting China’s Future (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006), Between Ally and Partner: Korea-China Relations and the United States (Columbia University Press, 2007), and China’s Crisis Management (Routledge, 2011). He is a graduate of Seoul National University (B.A., 1983), Brown University (M.A. in history, 1985), and the University of Michigan (Ph.D. in political science, 1993).
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