Lim Jaehwan

임재환 / 林載桓
Years of Stay at HYI: 
Aug 2018 to May 2019

Lim Jaehwan is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of International Politics at Aoyama Gakuin University. He completed his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Tokyo and also pursued graduate studies at New York University. He specializes in contemporary Chinese politics, with a particular interest in elite politics and civil-military relations. His first book, The Emergence and Demise of Military Governance in China: From Cultural Revolution to Deng Xiaoping (Nagoya University Press, 2014), was the winner of 2015 Mainichi Asia-Pacific Award and 2015 IDE-JETRO Developing Countries Studies Award. Lim’s more recent publications include “Institutional Analysis of China’s Collective Leadership” (Azia Keizai, 2017) and “Chinese Civil-Military Relations Revisited” (Armed Forces & Society, 2018). He also recently published a co-edited book titled Contemporary Chinese Political Institutions: The Politics of Temporality and the Communist Party’s Rule (Keio University Press, 2018). At HYI, he will work on his third book project that explores the long-term institutional development of Chinese civil-military relations with a focus on the role of the military in creating and maintaining political order. While studying Chinese politics in the context of comparative authoritarianism, he served as a visiting scholar at Yale and Peking University. Born and raised in Seoul, he completed his B.A. in Sociology and Political Science at Seoul National University.