John Delury is associate professor of East Asian Studies at Yonsei University's Graduate School of International Studies and Underwood International College. His primary field of research is Chinese intellectual and political history since 1600, and he is currently co-authoring a book on modern China with Orville Schell. John is a senior fellow of Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations, where he was previously associate director. While at Asia Society, John directed a task force project on economic engagement with North Korea, and continues to be involved in North Korean issues. He is also a member of the National Committee on North Korea, term member of the Council of Foreign Relations, and sits on the 21st Century Leadership Council of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy. His writings have come out recently in Foreign Policy, Policy Review, Slate, 38 North, and World Policy Journal, and his commentary appears regularly in the media, including the New York Times, NPR, and BBC. He taught Chinese history and politics at Brown, Columbia, and PekingUniversities, and received his B.A. and Ph.D. in history from Yale University.
Ph.D. in History, Yale University, 2007
M.A. History, Yale University, 2003 (with honors)
B.A., History, Yale University, 1997 (Phi Beta Kappa, cum laude)
Courses and Current Research Areas
Late Imperial China
Introduction to International Studies