Kim Hankwon

Kim Hankwon

Director and Research Fellow

Center for Regional Studies

ProgramChina Policy Program

Areas of Expertise  : Chinese foreign policy, China-North Korea relations, Chinese domestic politics, Chinese nationalism.


Dr. KIM Hankwon is a research fellow in the China Policy Program and the director of the Center for Regional Studies at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Previously, Dr. Kim was a visiting professor in the Center for Chinese Studies at the Korean National Diplomatic Academy, a research fellow at the Institute of International Strategy and Development at Tsinghua University, and a research scholar at the School of International Studies at Peking University. Dr. Kim’s research focuses on Chinese foreign policy and nationalism as well as Sino-North Korean economic relations. His recent publications include “The Multilateral Economic Cooperation for Tumen River Area and China’s Leadership,” The Korean Journal of International Relations (2010) and “China’s Strategic Response to the Kim Jong-un Regime,” IFANS Focus (2012). Dr. Kim received a B.A. and M.P.A. (Master of Public Affairs) from the University of Connecticut at Storrs, and his Ph.D. in international relations from American University. Dr. Kim also completed a post-doctoral program at Tsinghua University.

Academic Background

Ph.D. in International Relations, American University
M.P.A in Public Affairs, University of Connecticut at Storrs
B.A. in Political Science, University of Connecticut at Storrs

Professional Background

Visiting Professor, Center for Chinese Studies, Korean National Diplomatic Academy (2012.01~2012.06)
Research Scholar, School of International Studies, Peking University (2011.09~2011.12)
Research Fellow, Institute of International Strategy and Development, Tsinghua University (2011.01 ~ 2011.08)
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Tsinghua University (2008.03~2010.12)