See-Won Byun

See-Won Byun

Davis-Hodgkins House 201
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Major- Comparative Politics

Minor- International Relations

See-Won Byun is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at The George Washington University. Her dissertation research focuses on the foreign economic liberalization of China’s inland border regions.  She was previously a research associate at The Asia Foundation’s Center for U.S.-Korea Policy in Washington.

Current Research

China’s domestic politics and foreign relations, international relations of Asia


B.A. Economics, Brown University

M.A. International Affairs, The George Washington University

M.A. International Studies, Yonsei University



“China’s Major-Powers Discourse in the Xi Jinping Era: Tragedy of Great-Power Politics Revisited?” Asian Perspective 40-3 (2016), 493-522.

“China’s Policy toward the Korean Peninsula: Domestic Perspectives,” in China and International Security, ed. Donovan Chau and Thomas Kane (Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2014), 55-77.

“China’s Approach to North Korea and Northeast Asian Security Cooperation” (with Scott Snyder), in North Korea and Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia, ed. Tae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo (Burlington: Ashgate, 2014), 155-174.

“National Identities and Sino-South Korean Relations” (with Scott Snyder), in National Identities and Bilateral Relations, ed. Gilbert Rozman (Stanford and Washington: Stanford University Press and Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2013), 95-126.

“China-Korea Relations” (with Scott Snyder), in Comparative Connections, ed. Carl Baker and Brad Glosserman, Pacific Forum CSIS (quarterly/triannual contributions since 2009).