How Special is the Special Relationship between China and North Korea? A Personal Experience

Chong Wook Chung, Kim Koo Visiting Professor, Department of Government,Harvard University

RSVP required by 5PM March 8

Professor Chong Wook Chung will discuss the Sino-Korean relations from his own experiences of his work for the Korean government, in Seoul, and in Beijing.  He will connect his experiences with how to interpret the current developments in the triangle relations among Pyongyang, Seoul and Beijing.

Professor Chung, a former Ambassador to the People' Republic of China, is a distinguished professor at Dong-A University in Korea, and currently teaching a course on Korea and East Asia in the Department of Government at Harvard University as the inaugural Kim Koo Visiting Professor.  He has taught at many universities including American University, Claremont McKenna College, George Washington University and Seoul National University.  His book-length English publications include Maoism & Development published by Seoul National University Press, 1980, and Korea's Options in Changing World, co-editor, by University of California Press at Berkeley, 1992.

Professor Chung holds a B.A. in International Relations from Seoul National University, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University.  He was awarded the Yale Alumni Award in 2007.

Friday, March 11, 2011 | 12:00 pm — 1:15 pm
Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, 3rd Floor