I am an Assistant Professor at the Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). I obtained my PhD 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 Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, Political Science Research and Methods and Economic History Review among others.
"History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce" - Karl Marx