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Lichao He is Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department of Baylor University. Her research mainly focuses on civil society in East Asia, international relations, and the foreign policy of East Asian countries. Her recent publications include articles on China’s national identity in the Journal of International and Areas Studies and on civil society in Japan and South Korea in East Asia: An International Quarterly. (E-mail: Jae Cheol Kim is Professor at the School of International Studies, The Catholic University of Korea, in Seoul. His research interests include Chinese politics and foreign policy, international relations , and comparative politics. His book publications include Political Reform in Post-Mao China: Leadership, Party’s Leading Role and Political Regime (2002, in Korean), and China’s Foreign Policy and a World Order (2007, in Korean). (E-mail: Sunhyuk Kim is Professor in the Department of Public Administration , Korea University. He is also the Director of the government -funded Brain Korea 21 Education and Research Group for the Asian Public Administration Hub (ERGAPAH) at the university . His research interests include Korean politics and foreign policy, democratization, and regional integration. He is author of Economic Crisis and Dual Transition in Korea: A Case Study in Comparative Perspective (co-authored; Seoul National University Press, 2004) and The Politics of Democratization in Korea: The Role of Civil Society (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2000). (E-mail: sunhyukk@ Yeonho Lee is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Yonsei University. His research interests include comparative politics and political economy . His most recent articles appear in The Pacific Review, Asian Survey, and Korean Political Science Review. He is author of The CONTRIBUTORS State, Society and Big Business in South Korea (Routledge, 1997). (Email : Yoojin Lim is currently a Ph.D. student at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. (E-mail: Peter Van Ness is a visiting fellow at the Contemporary China Centre and the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University in Canberra. He is coordinator of the project on linking historical reconciliation and security cooperation in Northeast Asia: peacebuilder. His most recent book is Confronting the Bush Doctrine : Critical Views from the Asia-Pacific (RoutledgeCurzon, 2005, edited with Mel Gurtov). (E-mail: Mikael Weissmann is a Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs in Stockholm. His specialties are East Asian security and conflict management, articles concerning which have appeared in Peace Review and the Korean Journal of International Studies. He is a contributor to Conflict Management, Security and Intervention in East Asia: Third-Party Mediation and Intervention between China and Taiwan (edited by Jacob Bercovitch et al.; Routledge, 2008) and Conflict Prevention and Conflict Management in Northeast Asia (edited by Niklas L. P. Swanstrom; Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program, 2005). (Email : Sung Chul Yang served as Korean ambassador to the United States from 2000 to 2003. He is currently chairman of the Kim Dae Jung Peace Foundation and is a Distinguished Professor in the Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University. He is author of The Political Systems of North and South Korea (Westview, 1994). (E-mail: Hidetaka Yoshimatsu is Professor at the Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan. His research interests include international relations, international political economy, and regional cooperation in East Asia. He is author of The Political Economy of Regionalism in East Asia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) and Japan and East Asia in Transition (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), and co-editor of Global Movements in the Asia Pacific (World Scientific, 2009). (E-mail: ...


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