I am an Assistant Professor at the Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). I obtained my Ph.D. degree in the Department of Politics at New York University. Before NYU, I studied political science, economics (BA) and international relations (MS) at Seoul National University, Korea.
My research interest centers on the political economy of authoritarian regimes, with particular attention to East Asia including China, Korea, and Taiwan. I have various ongoing research projects related to resource-dependent economic development, legacy of authoritarian past, and the long-term impact of political violence. My research is published in British Journal of Political Science, Economic History Review, Electoral Studies, Journal of Politics, and Political Science Research and Methods among others. You can also follow me on Twitter @jeanjiyeonhong.
"History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce" - Karl Marx