Seong-Hyon Lee, Ph.D., is a Research Fellow at Sejong Institute. He lived in Beijing for 11 years and speaks fluent Chinese. He is a graduate of Grinnell College, Harvard University, and Tsinghua University. Prior to joining the Sejong Institute, he worked as an assistant professor at Kyushu University in Japan. His research interests include press and foreign policy, public diplomacy, soft power, and international relations of east asia. Currently, he is also Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Korean Peninsula Studies (nonresident), Peking University. He was formerly a Pantech Fellow at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University.

Last Updated: September 22, 2017

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09.21.17

What Will China Do if the U.S. Attacks North Korea?

Shen Dingli, Bonnie S. Glaser & more
During a speech at the United Nations General Assembly on September 19, U.S. President Donald Trump warned that if North Korea threatened the United States or its allies, he would “totally destroy” the nation. As tensions continue to rise between...

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08.10.17

Should China Support the U.S. in a War with North Korea?

Ryan Hass, Susan Shirk & more
On August 9, U.S. President Donald Trump warned North Korea that if it does not stop threatening the United States, it will be “met with fire and fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before.” Just hours later, the...

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04.25.17

What's the Best Way for Trump to Persuade China to Up the Pressure on North Korea?

Michael Swaine, Bruce Klingner & more
China’s President Xi Jinping called U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday morning urging American restraint in reaction to North Korea. Tensions between the United States and North Korea have risen to new levels ever since Pyongyang’s April 16...

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02.09.16

What New Approach Should the U.S. and China Take to North Korea?

John Delury, Seong-Hyon Lee & more
On Sunday, North Korea launched a long range rocket many see as a test of its capability to launch a missile attack against the U.S., defying both American and Chinese pressure not do so. Republican U.S. presidential candidates argued Washington...