• Professor
  • Faculty & Staff

Yeo, Yu Kyung

Contact Information

• Office: Room 317, International Studies Building
• Phone: 031-201-2329
• E-mail: y.yeo@khu.ac.kr

Areas of Expertise

Research Interests
• China’s Economic Governance: Ideas, Interests, and Institutions Institutional Change,
Adaptation, and Innovation China’s Trade Policies


• Ph. D Political Science, University of Maryland, College Park, 2007
• M. A. International Relations, Seoul National University, Korea, 2000
• B. A. Political Science, Sookmyung Women’s University, Korea, 1997

Professional Experience

• Sep. 1, 2015 – present: Associate Professor, College of International Studies, Kyung Hee University
• Sep. 1, 2011 – Aug. 31, 2015: Assistant Professor, College of International Studies, Kyung Hee University
• May. 1, 2009 – Aug. 31, 2011: Assistant Professor, Department of Public and Social Administration, City University of Hong Kong
• Nov. 1, 2007 – April. 30, 2009: Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Public and Social Administration, City University of Hong Kong
• July. 1, 2007 – Aug. 30, 2007: Lecturer, Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland-College Park

Selected Publications

•From Planner to Regulator: How China Governs Strategic Industries (under review)

Chapters in Books
•“China’s Perforated Investment Control, 1978-2013”, in edited by John Donaldson, The Balance of Power in China’s Central-Local Relations (forthcoming)

•“Changing Economic Institutions in China: The View from Socialist Corporatism,” in edited by Xiaoke Zhang and Tianbiao Zhu, Institutional Change in Government-Business Relations in China (forthcoming)

•“Field Research and Analysis of Data at the Industry-level in China,” in Jae Ho Chung eds. China Study and Methodology (Seoul: Seoul National University Press, 2010)

Peer-reviewed Journals
•“Complementing the Local Discipline Inspection Commissions of the CCP: Empowerment of the Central Inspection Groups,” Journal of Contemporary China (September 2015), DOI: 10.1080/10670564.2015.1062620
•“Embedded Institutional Constraints to Deepening China’s Economic Reform: Leading Small Group, Mixed-ownership, and Politicized Corporate Governance,” Korea and International Politics, Vol. 30, No. 2 (Summer 2014), pp. 201-228 (in Korean)
•“Contextualizing Corporate Governance: The Case of China’s Central State Enterprise Groups,” Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 22, No. 81 (January, 2013)
•“Revisiting China’s Economic Regulatory Reform,”Korean Journal of International Relations, Vol. 10, No. 2 (December, 2012)
•“Diffusion, Transmutation, and Regulatory Regime in Socialist Market Economies: Comparing China and Vietnam,” (with Martin Painter) The Pacific Review, Vol. 24, No. 4 (September, 2011)
•“Between Owner and Regulator: Governing the Business of China’s Telecommunications Service Industry,” The China Quarterly, No. 200 (December 2009)
•“Remaking the ChineseStateandtheNatureofEconomicGovernance?:
The Early Appraisal of the 2008 ‘Super-Ministry’ Reform,” Journal of Contemporary China, Vol.18, No.62 (November 2009)
•“Regulating Decentralized Industries: China’s Auto Industry.” (with Margaret Pearson) The China Review, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Fall 2008)
•“중국 산업단위에서의 현지연구와 자료의 분석”, 정재호(편) 중국연구와 방법론 (서울: 서울대학교 출판부, 2010)

Working papers
•“Rethinking China’s State Capitalism: Rent, Tiered Industries, and Informal Economy”
•“Varied Rise of Corporate Power in China’s Commanding Heights: A Historical Institutionalism Approach” (manuscript is ready)
•“The Political Economy of Chinese Foreign Aid” in progress

Research Grants
•Kyung Hee University, Research Grant for Academic Excellence (Single author book project), “From Planner to Regulator: The Political Economy of Industrial Governance in China,” March 2015 – February 2016 (USD 20,000)
•Korea Research Foundation, “Rise of Corporate Power?: The Variance within China’s Commanding Heights,” (PI) May 2014 – April 2015 (USD 20,000)
•Korea Research Foundation, “Rethinking China’s State Capitalism,” (PI) May 2013 – April 2014 (USD 20,000)
•Korea Research Foundation, “Contextualizing China’s Corporate Governance: the Case of China’s Central State Enterprise Groups,” (PI) May 2012 – April 2013 (USD 20,000)
•Kyung Hee University, Start-up Grant, “China’s New Regulatory State,” (PI) September 2011 – August 2012 (USD 20,000)
•Start-up Research Grant, Project No. 7200196 (PI): “The Politics of State Regulation in China’s Industrial Economy,” City University of Hong Kong, March 2010 – Feb. 2012.
•CHASS Research Grant, Project No. 9610166 (PI): “Making Adaptive Institutions Work: Corporate Governance in China’s State Firms,” City University of Hong Kong, April 2010 – April 2011.
• Research Grant, Southeast Asian Research Center, City University of Hong Kong (Co-PI), December 2008 – August 2009.
• CHASS Research Grant, Project No. 9610096: “The Politics of State Regulation in China’s Strategic Industries: A Comparative Case Study of Auto and Telecom Service Sectors”, City University of Hong Kong (Co-PI), April 2008 – October 2009.
• Research Fellowship, Department of Social and Public Administration, City University of Hong Kong, November 2007- November 2009.
• Overseas Conference Grant, Department of Social and Public Administration, City University of Hong Kong, June 2008.

• Kyung Hee University: Chinese Politics and Economy, China’s Foreign Policy, Introduction to International Relations, Comparative Political Economy, Comparative Area Studies, East Asia in International Relations
• City University of Hong Kong: Chinese Foreign Policy, Chinese Politics and Economy, Political Analysis, Introduction to International Relations

(updated in October 2015)