Graduate School of Asia-Pacific StudiesWaseda University


LEE Jong Won

  • Position:Professor
  • Degree
    Ph. D. in International Politics, The University of Tokyo
  • Background
    Associate Professor ,Tohoku University, Faculty of Law (1991-1996)
    Professor , Rikkyo University Faculty of Law (1996~2012)
    Visiting Fellow, East Asian Studies Program, Princeton University (1998~2000)
    Professor , Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University (2012~ present)

Field of Specialization

International Relations in East Asia, International History, Contemporary Korean Studies

Research Theme

Regionalism and security in Northeast Asia
Japan-Korea-China relations
Democracy and nationalism in East Asia

Major Works / Publications Awards

Major Works

  • An East Asian Community: A Concept or a Reality? (ed,Manila: Anvil Publications, 2006)


  • Foreign Book Award, Organization of American Historians, 1999

Academic Societies / Service to Society

Academic Societies

Japan Association of International Relations
Peace Studies Association of Japan
Association for Contemporary Korean Studies in Japan

Research Project

MA: Politics and Diplomacy in Korea, International Relations in Northeast Asia
PhD: Contemporary Korean Studies, International Relations in Northeast Asia   *Not available from 2021 September

Research theme, outline of project research seminar, message to prospects

This project seminar is designed to offer academic studies on current affairs and issues in the international relations of East Asia, with a particular focus on the Korean peninsula. In terms of discipline and methodology, social science such as politics and international relations is emphasized, while broader perspectives of area studies including history, sociology, cultural studies and others are encouraged. In this seminar, we aim to educate academics, practitioners, and public leaders with expertise in the Korean peninsula and East Asia in general.
Reflecting the challenges in the region of Northeast Asia surrounding the Korean peninsula, the research topics of the students are diverse: The young generation and changing Korean politics; gender problems in North Korean society; media and nationalism in Korea, Japan, and China; historical/territorial issues and diplomacy in Northeast Asia; globalization and nationalism in sports; regional cooperation and development in Northeast Asia, to name a few.

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