eong-Hyon Lee, Ph.D. (Political Communication) 世宗研究所 常任研究委員 李成賢 博士, is a Research Fellow at the Sejong Institute in Seoul. He holds bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College, master’s degree from Harvard University, and Ph.D. from Tsinghua University. A native of Seoul, he lived a total of 20 years in the United States, China and Japan, including 11 years in Beijing. His research interests include Chinese Media and Foreign Policy, Public Diplomacy, Propaganda in Controlled States, and Narrative Framing in Sino-U.S. Relations. Currently, he is also Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Korean Peninsula Studies (nonresident) at Peking University.
He served as an internal reviewer for the International Crisis Group (ICG)’s geopolitical analysis, including the China-North Korean intrigue. He was 2013-14 Pantech Fellow at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University. He is a former Salzburg Global Fellow and a faulty member for the Salzburg Seminar, as well as an assistant professor at the Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies, Kyushu University, Japan. In 2013, he was invited to the Boao Forum (China’s Davos), where he was a panel discussant for a closed-door session.
His recent publications include, “Why Did We Get China Wrong? Reconsidering the Popular Narrative: China will abandon North Korea.” International Journal of Korean Unification Studies, 2016, vol.25, no.1, pp. 65-93; “Chinese Scholarly Perspectives on Contemporary Sino–South Korean Relations.“ Journal of Korean Studies, Volume 21, Number 1, Spring 2016, pp. 265-275; “North East Asia Eyes the Arctic," in The New Arctic Governance (edited by Linda Jakobson and Neil Melvin), Oxford University Press, 2016.
Ph.D. Tsinghua University (Political Communication, International Communication)
M.T.S. Harvard University
B.A. Grinnell College
Fmr) Pantech Fellow, Stanford University
Fmr) Assistant Professor, Kyushu University
Fmr) Salzburg Global Fellow & Salzburg Seminar faculty
중국 칭화대학교, 박사
미국 하버드 대학교, 석사
미국 그리넬 대학교, 학사
중국 베이징대학교 한반도연구센터 시니어리서치펠로우 (nonresident), 현재
일본 국립 규슈대학교 조교수 2014 - 2016
미국 스탠포드대학교 동아시아 연구소 방문학자 2014
미국 스탠포드대학교 아태연구소 팬텍 펠로우 2013-2014
짤츠부르크 펠로우 (Salzburg Global Fellow) 2013
미국 국제전략문제연구소 (Pacific Forum CSIS) 제임스켈리 펠로우 2012
중앙일보 중앙선데이 중국 칼럼 집필 (‘써니리의 중국 엿보기’)
영국 Financial Times 칼럼니스트 (중국어판)
홍콩 Asia Times 칼럼니스트
민주평통 자문위원 역임
통일부 교육위원 역임
용산 미8군 감찰사령부 (Headquarters, the 8th U.S. Army Inspector General, Yongsan Garrison, Seoul)카투사 군복무, 美육군 ARCOM 메달.
LEE, Seong-Hyon (2016). Japan-South Korea relations: history and present. Book chapter. To be published in 2016 by Routledge.
Lee, Seong-Hyon (2016) with Qian Yong. Chinese Scholarly Perspectives on Contemporary Sino-South Korean Relations, Journal of Korean Studies (Accepted).
중국의 평화협정 제안 동기와 미중관계에 대한 고찰 세종논평 21 March 2016
‘꽌시’와‘실용주의’프레임으로 본 한·중 관계. 정세와 정책. March 2016.
‘中대사 사드발언’과 한국의 대응전략: 중국 외교에 있어서의 ‘非외교적’ 발언 사례가 주는 함의. 세종논평. 25 February 2016.
Lee, Seong-Hyon. (2015). The policy orientation of Xi Jinping’s China and South Korea’s response. 이성현. 중국 시진핑 체제의 성격과 한국의 대응. 현안과 정책 제67호, [Korean]. http://www.kcgg.org/publications/issues.php?sno=0&group=basic&code=B10&category=&&abmode=view&no=956&bsort=&bfsort=
Lee, Seong-Hyon. (2014). The Korean Angle on Crimean Fallout: America’s Perception Gap. The National Bureau of Asian Research. Retrieved from http://www.nbr.org/research/activity.aspx?id=423.
시진핑의 "모순의 정치", 성균관대학교 성균중국연구소, <성균차이나브리프> 1권 4호. 2013 pp.132-136
북핵 3차 실험에 대한 중국의 시각. 성균관대학교 성균중국연구소, <성균차이나브리프> 1권 3호. 2013 pp.97-103
弱连接”发挥“强”作用——从“阿拉伯之春”看新媒体的政治传播能力. 李成贤. 新闻记者, 2013. 2. (CSSCI)
中韩两个舆论场的比较. Comparative analysis of the ‘public opinion fields’ in China and the Republic of Korea. Nanfang Media Research, (8). [In Chinese].南方传媒研究38
Lee, Seong-Hyon (2013) with Linda Jakobson. The North East Asian States' Interests in the Arctic. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Retrieved from https://www.sipri.org/publications/2013/north-east-asian-states-interests-arctic-and-possible-cooperation-kingdom-denmark
Lee, Seong-Hyon. (2013). Firm Warning, Light Consequences: China’s DPRK Policy Upholds Status Quo. China Brief, 13(23). http://www.jamestown.org/programs/chinabrief/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=41668&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=688&no_cache=1#.U-qztYBdWsg
Lee, Seong-Hyon. (2013). Will China's soft-power strategy on South Korea succeed? The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). Retrieved from
Lee, Seong-Hyon. (2013). When ‘weak tie’ produces ‘strong tie’ results: the political communication capability of new media during the ‘Arab Spring.’ Journalism Review, 3, 67-71. [In Chinese] CSSCI.
Lee, Seong-Hyon. (2013). Chinese Perspective on North Korea and Korean Unification. On Korea [The Korea Economic Institute Academic Paper Series], 6, 49-68. Retrieved from http://www.keia.org/sites/default/files/publications/kei_onkorea_2013_sunny_seong-hyon_lee.pdf
Lee, Seong-Hyon. (2012). The Eagle Versus the Dragon. [Review of the book A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia]. Korea Review, 2(2), 160-163.
Lee, Seong-Hyon. (2012). A new paradigm in thinking about soft power: the case of the Korean song “Gangnam Style.” Xinwen Zhanxian, 12. [In Chinese] CSSCI.
Lee, Seong-Hyon. (2012). In-depth interview survey: the perspectives of foreign journalists in China on their reporting environment. Zhongguo Jizhe, 11. (CSSCI). [In Chinese]
Lee, Seong-Hyon (2012). The institutional protection system for journalists in South Korea. Zhongguo Jizhe (8). (CSSCI). [In Chinese]
Lee, Seong-Hyon. (2011). China’s North Korean Foreign Policy Decoded. Yale Global Online.
Lee, Seong-Hyon. (2011). The case of ‘public advocacy journalism’ in South Korea. Nanfang Media Research (8). [In Chinese]
South Korean presidential candidates’ stances on Diplomacy and security. Arirang TV. 13 April 2017
Trump's 'without-China' approach on North Korea. The Korea Times. 4 April 2017
Why Moon is likely 'bad moon' for China. The Korea Times. 21 Mar 2017
[차이나 인사이트] 겅솽(耿爽·중국 외교부 대변인)은 왜 누구나 아는 한한령(限韓令·한류 규제 명령)을 들은 적 없다 하나
China's THAAD strategy 中国对韩国的萨德战略
The Korea Times. 7 Mar 2017.
“Understanding China's behavioral dynamics on N. Korea.”
The Korea Times. 21 Feb 2017.
“Political crisis in South Korea leaves ‘comfort women’ deal in limbo.”
South China Morning Post. 18 Feb 2017.
“Thaad's the question for South's next govt.”
Straits Times (Singapore). 15 Feb 2017.
South Korea, US call urgent UN meeting over North's missile test. ABC (Australia). 13 Feb 2017
Xi's 'signal diplomacy' with Trump. The Korea Times. 7 Feb 2017
China-N. Korea ties under Trump. 特朗普時代的中朝關係 The Korea Times. 24 Jan 2017
Outlook for Situation in North Korea in 2017. Arirang TV. 11 Jan 2017.
Taiwan's public diplomacy. The Korea Times. 10 Jan 2017.
Outlook 2017 East Asia: S. Korea in need of leader who can heal nation. Straits Times (Singapore). 27 Dec 2016.
Chinese journalism 101: seeking truth, not fact The Korea Times 27 Dec 2016
Xi, Trump and South China Sea The Korea Times 14 December 2016
Early presidential polls in S. Korea likely 3 December 2016 The Straits Times (Singapore)
US-China relations under Trump The Korea Times 29 November 2016
[CSF 중국전문가포럼] 트럼프 당선과 미중관계(美中关系) 전망
Beijing, Seoul's different readings on Trump The Korea Times 15 November 2016
Xi's 'strategic patience' with Kim Jong-un The Korea Times 1 November 2016
萨德”未必拦得住，朝鲜如继续核试验美国会动武吗？澎湃. 13 October 2016
THAAD, ginseng and art of negotiation. 萨德、人参、谈判的艺术 The Korea Times. 4 October 2016
美国对朝核问题的“内心戏”：继续“忍”还是默认其核地位？澎湃[In Chinese] (The psychology of the American unwillingness to enter into negotiations with North Korea.)
22 September 2016
A China that doesn't analyze Korea. 一个对韩国不加分析的中国 The Korea Times. 21 September 2016
Xi's strategic 'face game' with Park. The Korea Times. 6 September 2016
Future of China-NK relations the Korea Times 9 August 2016
N. Korean missile lands in Japan waters The Straits Times 4 August 2016
Security experts say Asian allies of U.S. prefer Clinton over Trump Kyodo News Agency 29 July 2016
China-N. Korea defense treaty The Korea Times 26 July 2016
Beijing can't risk pushing Seoul closer to US The Global Times 12 July 2016
THAAD and Korean images of China 12 July 2016
Koreans' knowledge of China The Korea Times 28 June 2016
Will Xi Jinping invite Kim Jong-un? The Korea Times 14 June 2016
China's ultimate concern is US, not NK The Korea Times 31 May 2016
Rethinking optimism in Sino-U.S. ties The Korea Times 17 May 2016
China and the NK disease. The Korea Times. 8 March 2016.
Worrying about war. The Korea Times. 23 February 2016.
What does North Korea mean to China? The Korea Times. 15 February 2016.
What New Approach Should the U.S. and China Take to North Korea? ChinaFile. 9 February 2016
Why Xi Jinping didn't answer Park's call? The Korea Times. 2 February 2016.
When it comes to North Korea, the US should stop pointing fingers and act. South China Morning Post. 19 January 2016.
China-North Korea relations and "envoy politics”. The Korea Times. 8 October 2015.
Time to hit the reset button on Tokyo-Seoul relations. Japan Times. 16 June 2015.
중국 특색의 사회주의 언론의 특징과 속성. 국가미래연구원. 9 December 2014.
미국 의도 잘 읽는 한국. 중국 의도도 잘 읽고 있을까? 국가미래연구원. 5 November 2014.
[써니 리의 중국 엿보기] 윈도 비스타와 한국의 중국외교. 중앙SUNDAY. 13 July 2014.
중국공산당의 지식인 길들이기 중앙SUNDAY. 1 June 2014.
[써니 리의 중국 엿보기] 중국 대북정책의 ‘티핑 포인트’. 중앙SUNDAY. 12 May 2014.
[써니 리의 중국 엿보기] 미·중 속 못 읽는 한국 언론들. 중앙SUNDAY. 16 February 2014
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