John Delury is an Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies at Yonsei University’s Graduate School of International Studies and Underwood International College in Seoul, South Korea. Currently a Senior Fellow of Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations, Delury is co-authoring a book on modern China with Center Director Orville Schell. He was previously the Associate Director of the Center, where he directed the China Boom Project, as well as a task force on economic engagement with North Korea.
Before moving to Korea, Delury taught Chinese history and politics at Brown University, Columbia University, and Peking University. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, member of the National Committee on North Korea, and sits on the 21st Century Leadership Council of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy. His writings have appeared recently in Foreign Policy, Policy Review, Slate, 38 North, World Policy Journal, and Yale Global Online and his commentary appears regularly in the media. Delury received a B.A. and Ph.D. in history from Yale University.