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Wooyeal Paik
Chair of Political Science and Internatinal Relations

Current Appointments

Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

  • Associate Professor, Department of Political Science & International Studies
  • Chair, Underwood International College, Political Science & International Relations Major
  • Deputy Director, Yonsei Institute for North Korean Studies

Previous Appointments

Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea

  • Assistant Professor, Academy of East Asian Studies (Polisci)
  • Vice Director, Sungkyun Institute of China Studies

Email: wypaik@yonsei.ac.kr
Office: Yonhee Hall 310


Wooyeal Paik is associate professor at the Department of Political Science and International Studies, and deputy director of the Yonsei Institute of North Korean Studies. Previously, he was assistant professor at the Academy of East Asian Studies and the vice director at Sungkyun Institute of China Studies, Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea. Professor Paik received a B.A. in political science from Yonsei University, a M.Phil. in public and social administration from City University of Hong Kong, and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California at Los Angeles. Specializing in comparative politics and international relations, his recent research focuses on the comparative authoritarianism, political economy and state-society relations of contemporary China and Asia along with their interactions with international politics in those regions. His recent publications appear in The China Quarterly, Political Science Quarterly, International Political Science Review, Modern China, Journal of Contemporary China, The Pacific Review, The Pacific Affairs, Asia Europe Journal, The Pacific Focus, Issues and Studies, Korean Political Science Review, Korean Journal of International Studies, and multiple policy-oriented journals and edited volumes.



Ph.D. in Political Science, University of California - Los Angeles

M.Phil. in Public and Social Administration, City University of Hong Kong

B.A. in Political Science, Yonsei University


Courses and Current Research Areas

 Comparative Politics

  • Region: Asia
  • Sub-Field: Political Regime, Dictatorship, Interactions b/w Political Economy and State-Society Relations

International Relations 

  • Region: Asia
  • Sub-Field: Interactions between Domestic and International Politics, Security and Economy, Public Diplomacy & Global Strategy

Politics of Things


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