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Yul Sohn

Professor of International Studies

  • Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Chicago 
  • B.A. in Political Science, Seoul National University

Email: yulsohn@yonsei.ac.kr
Tel: 02-2123-4183


Professor Sohn received his undergraduate degree from Seoul National University and went on to complete his studies at the University of Chicago in Political Science. His most recent book publication is titled Japanese Industrial Governance: Protectionism and the Licensing State.

His field of interest is in Japanese politics and foreign policy, political economy of regionalism, and Japanese political economy. He is also currently serving on the Presidential Commission on Northeast Asian Cooperation Initiatives.



Courses and Current Research Areas

  • Japanese Politics & Foreign Policy
  • Political Economy of Regionalism
  • Japanese Political Economy

Selected Publications

  • Japanese Industrial Governance: Protectionism and the Licensing State (London: Routledge, 2005)
  • “The Political Economy of Korea-Japan FTA,” Korea Focus 13, 2(March 2005)
  • “Translating ‘Economy’: Economy Concept in Modern Korea,” The Journal of World Politics 25, 2(Fall/Winter 2004). In Korean
  • (coauthored) Modern International Order and the Korean Peninsula (Seoul, Ulyu 2003). In Korean
  • Japan: Political Economy of Growth and Stagnation (Seoul: Nanam 2003). In Korean
  • (coauthored) The Challenge of Informatization in Korea (Seoul: Hanul 2003). In Korean.
  • (coauthored) Unbundling the Myth of Postwar Japan (Chisik 2002). In Korean
  • “Is Market Opening a Liberalization?: The Politics of Double Standard in the case of Japanese Construction Market,” Korea and World Politics (December 1999), pp. 203-233.
  • “The Rise and Development of the Japanese Licensing System," in Lonny Carlile and Mark Tilton eds., Is Japan Really Changing Its Ways?: Regulatory Reform and the Japanese Economy (Washington D.C.: The Brookings Institution, 1998), pp. 16-32.

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