Waseda Institute for Advanced Study (WIAS)早稲田大学 高等研究所


Yul Sohn

y_sohn_img01Yul Sohn
Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University

Research Topics

Formal Convergence, Informal Divergence: Corporate Governance Change in East Asian Capitalism

Education and Academic Employment

1985 B.A., Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
1994 M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago (Political Science), Chicago, Illinois, USA
1994 – 1995 Foreign Scholar, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo
1996 Visiting Fellow, Yokohama National University
2001 – 2003 Chair, Department of International Cooperation, Chung-Ang University
2003 – 2006 Director, Institute for International Studies, Chung-Ang University
2009 – Chair, Department of International Studies, Underwood International College, Yonsei University
2005 – 2008 Director, Korean International Studies Association
2009 – Director, Korean Political Science Association
2001 Secretary-General, Korean Association for Contemporary Studies
2006 Research Director, Korean Association for Contemporary Japanese Studies
2005 – 2008 Member, Presidential Commission on Northeast Asian Cooperation Initiative, Republic of Korea
2006 – Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University

Research Fields of Interest

  • Japanese and East Asian political economies – International political economy – East Asian regionalism
  • Japanese foreign policy

Selected Publications

  1. “East Asia: Contested International Society” Journal of World Politics 30, 1 (forthcoming)
  2. (Co-authored with Professor Miyajima Hideaki), “Financial Crisis and the Evolution of Corporate Governance in Japan” in Hong Yung Lee ed., Three Faces of East Asian Capitalism (Berkeley: University of California Institute of East Asian Studies Press, Forthcoming)
  3. “Whither the Japanese Model?: Evolutionary Changes and the Rise of Many Japans” Journal of International and Area Studies (June 2008)
  4. “Korea’s Japan Policy Under the New ROK Government,” Journal of East Asian Affairs (June 2008)
  5. “International Political Economy of Korea’s FTA,” Journal of World Politics (Fall 2007)
  6. “Technology, Institution, Path Dependence: A Comparative Study of Venture Nurturing Policy in Korea and Japan.” Korean Political Science Review 40, 3 (Autumn 2006). In Korean.
  7. Japanese Industrial Governance: Protectionism and the Licensing State (London: Routledge, 2005)
  8. “The Political Economy of Korea-Japan FTA,” Korea Focus 13, 2 (March 2005)
  9. “Japan’s Soft Power,” The Making of an Attractive Nation (Seoul: Dong-A 2005). In Korean
  10. “Translating ‘Economy’: Economy Concept in Modern Korea,” The Journal of World Politics 25, 2 (Fall/Winter 2004)

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