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Jaeyoun Won
Chair of Asian Studies


  • Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Ph.D. Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A. Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A. Sociology, Yonsei University
  • B.A. Sociology, Yonsei University

Email: jywon@yonsei.ac.kr
Tel: 02-2123-2422

Profile

Jaeyoun Won holds a Ph.D. degree in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia, and a visiting scholar at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, National Taiwan University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Tsinghua University, Shanghai Academy of Social Science, and Northeast Normal University. His publications include “Withering Away of Iron Rice Bowl?: The Reemployment Project of Post-Socialist China,” “The Making of the Post-Proletariat in China,” and “Post-Socialist China: Labour Relations in Korean-Managed Factories.” He also co-edited and contributed to a book, Laid-off Workers in a Workers’ State: Unemployment with Chinese Characteristics (Palgrave Macmillan). His research focuses on citizenship and work politics in East Asia, particularly post-socialist transformation in China and North Korea.

Education

Ph.D. Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
M.A. Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
M.A. Sociology, Yonsei University
B.A. Sociology, Yonsei University

Courses and Current Research Areas

UIC

CC :  Sociological Imagination, Topics in Social Theory
ASD: Power and Marginality in Post-Socialist China
PSIR: Political Economy of China

Sociology

Comparative East Asian Studies
Other Modernities in East Asia
Modern Sociological Theory

More Information

2015 Taiwan Fellowship
2011-2012 Harvard-Yenching Visiting Scholar Fellowship
1994-1998  Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies Scholarship Recipient
1989-1990  Education Abroad Program (EAP) Reciprocity Student at UCLA

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